A glass of eyeball punch? What about orange haze?
by The Associated Press
October 11, 2012 01:40 AM | 833 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Eyeball punch<br>The Associated Press
Eyeball punch
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Orange Haze<br>The Associated Press
Orange Haze
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It’s not enough for Halloween drinks to be delicious. They also have to be creepy.

That’s where the inspiration for these beverages came from — a kid-friendly, delightfully slimy grape “eyeball” punch and a not-so-kid-friendly murky and thick “orange haze” that blends orange liqueur, chocolate liqueur and honey.

To up the creep factor of the eyeball punch, you can peel the grapes before adding them to the other ingredients.

GRAPE EYEBALL PUNCH

Start to finish: 2 hours (15 minutes active)

Servings: 12

8 cups grape juice

2 cinnamon sticks

1 tablespoon whole cloves

1 tablespoon whole allspice

Three 1-inch slices fresh ginger

3 cups green grapes, peeled or not

Three 12-ounce bottles ginger beer or ale, chilled

In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the grape juice, cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice and ginger. Bring to a simmer, then remove from the heat. Allow to cool to room temperature, at least 1 hour. Strain out and discard the seasonings, then transfer to a large pitcher or punch bowl and chill until cold. Once chilled, add the grapes and ginger beer or ale.

ORANGE HAZE

Start to finish: 10 minutes

Servings: 1

¾ ounce orange liqueur

¾ ounce milk chocolate cream liqueur

½ teaspoon honey

Orange zest, to garnish

Pour the orange liqueur into a shot glass. Very slowly pour the chocolate liqueur down the side of the glass, then drizzle the honey over the top. Garnish with orange zest.

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