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Are you planning a Halloween party or dinner? I’ve got the perfect drink to share with you today… a Glow in the Dark Floating Hand Punch Halloween Snack that is sure to impress your guests!
This drink definitely has the “wow” factor, but without a lot of mess and fuss! It comes together VERY quickly and easily , and even the kids can help with this one.
Curious about the “secret” ingredient? It’s tonic water! Tonic water has quinine in it, and quinine glows in the dark. I bought everything I needed for this recipe from Walmart, except for the black light, which I had purchased previously from Amazon. Read on below to see how to make your own glowing Halloween drink!
Glow in the Dark Floating Hand Punch
- 2 2-Liters Fanta Orange
- 1 2-Liter Fanta Pineapple
- Dasani water
- Tonic water
- Disposable gloves (powder-free)
- Black light
Step 1. Flatten and dilute the tonic water. I didn’t want a major explosion in my freezer, so I opened up my tonic water, put the lid back on, and shook it up a bit. I slowly let the air release by opening up the lid again, and repeating the process to get the soda flat.
Fill a disposable glove about halfway with the flat tonic water, then add some water to the glove to dilute the tonic water. Tonic water is pretty bitter, so diluting it a bit will take away some of the bitterness. Then fill up the rest of the glove with flat tonic water, release any excess air, and tie a knot at the top of the glove.
I bought the Dasani 12 oz. bottles because they are the perfect size for my kids. The 8 oz. bottles aren’t enough water for them, but they usually waste the rest of the water in the 16 oz. bottles because it’s too much for them. Plus, these are the perfect size to keep my little trick-or-treaters hydrated on Halloween, and to keep their mouths from drying out in between all that chocolate. 😉 Dasani bottles are also made from plant resin so they are environmentally friendly, but still sturdy enough so that they don’t tip over.
Repeat step 1 for as many hands as you would like. It’s nice to have backup frozen hands for when the first ones melt. Then you can keep refilling the punch bowl so it stays glowing and spooky!
Step 2. Fill a punch bowl with Fanta Orange and Fanta Pineapple. I used a 2:1 ratio of orange soda to pineapple.
Step 2. After a few hours when the hands are frozen, cut off the glove with scissors, being careful not to break off any fingers. Place the hands back in the freezer.
When ready to serve, add the frozen hands to the punchbowl and serve under a black light. Everyone will be very impressed with your glow in the dark drink-making skills! You don’t have to tell them how easy it was to make… it’ll be our little secret. 😉
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