You wouldn’t believe how easy and fun it is to put together a kiddie cocktail bar for Halloween. Enchant the children with Halloween drinks served in glass science beakers, that actually foam & froth as they create their very own spooky concoction.
Kiddie Cocktails have always held a sweet spot in my heart. It all started with my beloved grandmother, who would make sleepovers at her house a festive and fabulous occasion. As my sister and I would lounge in a bubble bath with bubbles so high they practically touched the sky, my grandmother would prepare special snacks and kiddie cocktails in fancy-fish etched glasses downstairs. As we sashayed down the stairs all squeaky clean in our pink nightgowns for an evening of Lawrence Welk, she would serve us our semi-adult refreshments and as we sipped happily our evening would begin. Those were the days.
However… these Halloween drinks that are inspired by the cherry-juice-mixed-with-lemon-lime-soda kiddie cocktail, are so much more fun and fabulous! (Sorry grandmother!)
It all begins with some packets of Kool-Aid®.
That are added to some lemon-lime soda.
Causing instant color not to mention a bubbling and foaming reaction that no doubt would make Dr. Jeckyl grin mischievously from ear to ear. A quick swirl of a straw makes the bubbles even more intense.
These Halloween drinks are positively concoction like!
Talk about a squeal inducing experience! Even my 2 teenage daughters found glee in the Halloween drink making.
I added some sugar to the Kool-Aid packets when setting up my kiddie cocktail bar to make the flavor a bit less intense. Interestingly enough, the Kool-Aid powder doesn’t have much color until it mixes with the liquid, adding yet another surprising delight to its drinkers.
I’ve found that the little Halloween drink makers enjoy experimenting with more than one of the flavors and colors. As they should. That’s the whole point right? The color/flavor combination possibilities are endless!
A bowl full of gummy worms is a must for this spooky Halloween kiddie cocktail bar.
Supplies for setting up a kiddie cocktail bar :
- 0.14 ounce packets of Kool-Aid (variety of flavors)
- lemon-lime soda
- black and white striped straws (or any fun Halloween color)
- gummy worms
- science beakers
You can find some darling glass beakers here if you don’t already have some.
On a side note, you can always make these adult version by adding a jigger of vodka or gin. Or here’s another adult idea, click for the Monster Melon Martini Recipe.
And there you go. Science meets Halloween in a totally delightfully delicious experience, with an experiment-like adventure.
Happy concoction making!
- 1 - 0.14 ounce Kool-Aid® package
- ¾ cup lemon-lime soda (or 6 ounces or 175 ml if using a beaker)
- ¼ cup sugar
- Mix the sugar and Kool-Aid together until incorporated.
- Pour the lemon-lime soda into a glass (or beaker).
- Slowly add ¼ teaspoon into the soda, stir slowly to increase the foaming affect.
- Add straw, sip and enjoy!
- *Note* If serving at a grown-up gathering add a jigger of vodka or gin.