Green Swamp Punch for Halloween
I think I love Halloween more as an adult than I did as a child because I can decorate the house, dress up in a costume and make fun Halloween party drinks and snacks.
I can even eat all the candy in the world, and my mom can’t stop me.
Because of my tragic candy-quota’d childhood, I now choose to give all the candy in the world to the trick-or-treaters visiting my door.
Meanwhile, I nosh and sip on other goodies like this green swamp punch for Halloween.
It’s a Halloween recipe my 2nd grade teacher made for the class once upon a yesteryear, and it’s perfectly ghastly… in a good way.
Plus, it’s green! Ya gotta love a ghastly shade of green, right?
If you’re serving lots of people, you may want to double the recipe and mix it all up in a punch bowl. In my case, I mixed it in a pretty pitcher.
But either way, add the soda right before serving to keep the fizz fizzy.
Green Swamp Punch for Halloween!
- 1 6-oz pkg lime JELL-O
- 1 cup boiling water
- 2 cups cold water
- 16 oz. lemon-lime drink not carbonated, chilled
- 32 oz. lemon-lime soda chilled
- Optional: Lime sherbet
- In a large bowl, dissolve JELL-O in boiling water, stirring continuously. Add cold water.
- Transfer to pitcher. Stir in lemon-lime drink.
- Just before serving, add soda. Top with a scoop of lime sherbet, if desired.
For some extra flair, you can add a little scoop of lime sherbet into each glass. Or you could turn it into an adult spiked version by adding a little vodka. No pressure.