Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Tie One On Tuesday

I'm taking a break from my usual cocktail hour to focus on some nonalcoholic drinks for the kiddies. Now lift those collective sad faces. I'll be back next week with some monstrous spirits but for today, we gotta take care of the kiddles, Haloween style.

This kiddie beverage sounds so wonderful that I may have to make it for myself, plus, the name makes me giggle. Boo Beverage is a fruity and creamy drink that kids will just love.

Boo Beverage
2 cups orange juice
2 cups milk
2 pints orange sherbet
4 ripe bananas
2 cups whipped topping
miniature chocolate chips
In small batches, blend the orange juice, milk, sherbet and bananas in a blender until smooth.
Pour into glasses.
Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; fill with whipped topping. Pipe a ghost shape on top of each beverage. Position chocolate chips for eyes.

Okay, I found this one on another site and couldn't refuse it by the name alone. It has nothing to do with Halloween, the name just grosses me out.

Day Old Bathwater.
1 12 ounce can of frozen lemonade
1 12 ounce can of frozen pink lemonade
1 12 ounce can of frozen limeade
1/2 gallon rainbow sherbert
Set out cans of lemonade, limeade and sherbert out to thaw (about 45 minutes before serving)
After 15 minutes, scoop out sherbert and mix until it becomes a brownish color and then pour into punch bowl.
Prepare lime and lemonade according to can and pour over brown mixture
For extra scum, take the remaining sherbert,  mix up until brown and float on top of the punch
Special thanks to www.countessbloodshalloweenhorror.com for the recipe

Pumpkin is the king of the Halloween world! A simple pumpkin smoothie will put a smile on those little ghouls faces.

Pumpkin Smoothie
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 cup milk or vanilla yogurt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. brown sugar
4 ice cubes
Combine ingredients in blender and puree until smooth.

Pour the smoothies into small glasses (this drink is rich) and garnish each with a dollop of vanilla yogurt or whipped topping.
For a fun touch, add a pinch of cinnamon or a few colored sprinkles.

Perfect mocktails for your perfect little monsters. These drinks are wonderful for a trick or treating get together or just hanging out with your mummy...get it, mummy....Hello? Is this thing on?

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