A "Witches Brew" shot was one of Pinterest's top 10 Halloween recipes this year. I made all ten of them so I could give you my real, honest reviews of how difficult (and delicious) the recipes were. This year was a great batch, and I thought this shot was a fun and creative way to spice up a Halloween party. So grab all your ghouls and say "More boos, please!"

Witches Brew

Recipe IRL:

PHOTO: I made Pinterest's top 10 Halloween recipes of 2019, which included a 'witches brew' drink.
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I made Pinterest's top 10 Halloween recipes of 2019, which included a 'witches brew' drink.

At first I thought this recipe was so easy to try as part of this process that honestly it almost felt like cheating. I mean, how can you mess up mixing a drink and coating shot glasses with sugar? Then I made the recipe just as the directions said, by mixing blue and red food coloring together to make purple -- and will you believe it when I tell you that the purple concoction photographed brown!? I swear that it looked purple in real life, and then every time I took a picture it was a muddy brown. I thought I was going crazy!

So of course I didn't want to put an ugly brown photo on my beautiful article. After literally taking five hours to cook cockroach donuts (see below) and managing to master THAT, how could a drink be the recipe that I have to do twice? So I tried again, making it even darker with more food dye, and same thing -- but this time a muddier brown.

So then I gave up and dyed it black so that I could get a halfway decent photo to grace this page of the internet.

Then I realized that I was not supposed to dye the actual drink but instead rim the glass with the food dye. So don't dye your drink, people!

The drink is a great idea and honestly a super easy way to spook up a Halloween party.

  • 1 lime
  • 3 drops purple food coloring
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup vodka
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup raspberry liqueur
  • Start by preparing the shot glasses.
  • Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice together into a saucer.
  • Add the purple food coloring and mix.
  • Place the sugar in a second saucer.
  • Dip the shot glasses into the lime juice and then into the sugar.
  • Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Add the ice and shake.
  • Strain into the prepared shot glass.
  • To turn this shooter into a long drink replace the 1/3 cup lime juice with 1 cup of citrus soda and serve in a highball with crushed ice.

Recipe reprinted courtesy of Sprinkles & Sprouts.

Creep it real, witches!