Halloween is creeping around the corner, and if you’re like us, you’re ready to turn your spooky soirée up a notch. Say goodbye to the boring punch bowls and the same old plastic cauldrons; it’s time to level up your Halloween game. We introduce you to the “IV Bag Cocktails” – where IV bags become cocktail glasses for a truly eerie effect.
These IV bags can be found on Amazon — just make your order and get ready to blend the perfect spooky cocktail.
First things first, you’ll need a fantastic cocktail recipe to fill up those IV bags with. We’ve got two options that are guaranteed to leave your guests asking for more: The Vampire Supplement or the Red Devil. The best part? By using Premium Blend’s wine-based liquors, you’re able to sell these spooky drinks at your venue with only a beer and wine license!
Now get your cauldrons ready ‘cause it’s time to witch and brew!
The Vampire Supplement:
Or we can just call it a delicious wine-based Bloody Mary. This cocktail’s distinctive red color is perfect for our bloody bags – not to mention how tasty it is. Sipping on a Bloody Mary is like a flavor explosion in every sip! Here, the classic brunch cocktail takes a haunting twist.
In a cocktail shaker add 4 oz. of Klir Red and 4 oz. of Santos Bloody Mary Mix. Add ice and shake for 10-15 seconds — strain into something that is easy to pour out of. Carefully pour the drink into the blood bag using the funnel provided in the IV bag set, and clip the straw shut with the clip also provided in the set.
The Red Devil:
The Red Devil cocktail is a playful and fruity blend, perfect for those who enjoy a mix of sweet and tart flavors. It’s visually captivating and the taste is a delightful balance of cherry, cranberry, and citrus notes, making it a popular choice for Halloween. Don’t let the sweetness fool you!
- 2 oz Zapotec 24% (wine-based Mezcal)
- 1 oz Grand Ma’ Triple L’ Orange 24% (wine-based Orange Liqueur)
- 1 oz Amore Di Verano Peach Specialty 14% (wine-based Peach Liqueur)
- 1 oz Martin and Collins 24% (wine-based Gin)
- 1 oz Santos Grenadine mix
- 2 oz Cranberry Juice
Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake for 10-15 seconds — strain into something that is easy to pour out of. Carefully pour the drink into the blood bag using the funnel provided in the IV bag set, and clip the straw shut with the clip also provided in the set.
Now let’s go over some spine-chilling presentation ideas:
Now that we’re ready “fluid-wise”, let’s talk presentation. Here are a few ideas to make your Halloween cocktail experience even spookier:
Drip Stand Delight: Set up an IV drip stand (easily found at medical supply stores or online) to hold your IV bags. It adds an extra layer of authenticity to your vampire-themed soirée.
Gory Garnishes: Use syringes filled with grenadine or raspberry liqueur to inject “blood” into your “Vampire Supplements” just before serving. The more dramatic, the better!
Glow-in-the-Dark Elements: Add glow-in-the-dark stickers or paint to the IV bags for a supernatural glow. Imagine sipping a luminescent elixir in the dimly lit room.
Frightening Labels: Create spooky labels for your IV bags with phrases like “Vampire Supplement” or “Essence of the Undead” to complete the look.
There you have it – a Halloween cocktail idea that’s as delicious as it is spine-chilling. Whether you’re throwing a monster mash or just enjoying a chilling night with friends, this creepy cocktail will leave your guests thirsting for more. So, embrace your inner vampire mixologist and let the blood bags flow! Cheers to a fang-tastic Halloween!