Halloween Can Be Even More Fun with…

…surprisingly spooky beverages!! {I love entertaining about as much as I enjoy making cards and these Martha Stewart beverages are great for spooky entertaining! ;-)} Take a look at the following recipes and the pictures I took!

Shrunken Head Cider

Ingredients:

{Serves about 30}

  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 8 large Granny Smith apples
  • 32 whole cloves
  • 2 gallons apple cider
  • 2 (12-ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 2 cups spiced rum (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together lemon juice and salt; set aside.
  2. Peel apples and cut each in half through the stem; remove seeds and core. Using a sharp paring knife, carve a face, as desired, on the rounded side of each apple half. Place apples in lemon mixture for one minute; transfer to paper towels to drain.
  3. Place apples, face-side up on prepared baking sheet and transfer to oven. Let bake until apples are dry and begin to brown around the edges, about 90 minutes. Remove apples from baking sheets and press cloves into the “eye” sockets.
  4. Combine cider, lemonade, and rum (if using) in a large punchbowl; float shrunken heads on top.


Deadly Punch

Tools and Materials 
  • Duct tape
  • Plastic face mask
  • Green liquid food coloring
  • Clothespins
  • Plastic container, such as a Sterilite bin
  • Packing material such as Styrofoam peanuts or bubble wrap
  • Gummy worms
  • Pair of large latex gloves
  • Rubber bands
  • Sheet pan
  • Parchment paper
  • Beverages, such as ginger ale or lemonade, to make punch
Ice Face and Hands How-To
1. Using duct tape, tape up all of the mask’s orifices, such as the nostril holes, inside and out. Place the mask face-down in the plastic container, stabilizing the mask in place with the packing material.
2. Using the food coloring, dye about 3 cups of water light green (this should require only about one drop of the coloring). Pour the mixture into the mask, filling it about halfway.
3. Lay the gummy worms as desired around the head of the mask, creating Medusa’s hair and using clothespins to hold them in place. Freeze the mask, at least overnight.
4. To create the hands, fill the latex gloves with water (one glove holds about 1 1/2 cups water, so you’ll need about 3 cups for both). Using rubber bands, tie the gloves at the wrists to seal them shut. Place the hands flat on a sheet pan covered with parchment paper, to prevent them from sticking. Freeze the hands, at least overnight.
5. Remove the mask from the container, remove the face from the mask mold, and remove the hands from the gloves. (They should come out easily, but if not, place the hands and face in another container filled with room-temperature water to loosen them from the molds.) Turn the face upside-down to reveal the green face with worm hair.
6. Prepare the punch of your choice (Martha uses lemonade and ginger ale), gently slide the face into the punch, and add the hands — one on each side, palms facing up.
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