How to Make Witches Brew Recipe

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Witches brew is a Halloween cocktail that combines some of our favorite ingredients, this witches brew recipe has apple cider, orange juice, fresh ginger, and pomegranate juice.

This recipe uses apple vodka but can easily be altered to be a non-alcoholic cocktail that is also great for kids! It’s super easy to make and perfect for a Halloween pumpkin carving party or movie night!

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If you’re looking for a festive Halloween drink, this is for you! It’s the perfect fall cocktail with a spooky drizzle of pomegranate juice over the top. The drink has an eerie feel and look but tastes so refreshing!

The fresh ginger adds a kick to the cocktail, and the apple cider is perfect for Halloween. We used fresh orange juice for ultimate flavor and garnished it with a dried orange slice, candied ginger, and a tiny black cat candy.

You know a witch never goes anywhere without her black cat!

The best part about this cocktail is that it doesn’t use any dye and is made with just 5 simple ingredients.

No shaking or fancy cocktail techniques are required; just pour the ingredients into a glass with some fresh ginger, and that’s it!

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The black cat is the perfect garnish for this drink! You can find them here. They would also be beautiful on our Halloween dessert platter or in a bowl for a fun Halloween movie night.

How to Make Witches Brew Recipe

This is an easy cocktail to make! So gather some glasses, ice, and a zester and be on your way to making a spooky Halloween cocktail!

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Ingredients

Apple Cider

Orange Juice

Fresh Ginger – We use a fine grater to add fresh ginger to the drink.

Pomegranate Juice

Apple Vodka – This is optional, and if you want to leave it out and make a cocktail for kids, you can!

Directions

1 – Fill an old-fashioned glass all the way to the top with ice.

2 – Pour in the apple cider and orange juice over the ice.

3 – Grate fresh ginger over the top. Use a Microplane to get a fine grate.

4 – Stir the cocktail to disperse the ginger.

5 – Slowly pour the pomegranate juice over the top and watch it make the coolest pattern.

6 – Garnish the cocktail with dried orange, candied ginger, and a little tiny black cat candy. Pouring pomegranate juice over a Halloween cocktail  

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Witches Brew Non-Alcoholic

This is an easy cocktail to make without alcohol. The drink will have a very similar taste too! Just leave out the apple vodka and make this with 4 easy ingredients: Apple cider, orange juice, fresh ginger, and pomegranate juice.

If you’re making it for kids, you can also leave out the ginger. However, we think it gives the drink a really good flavor. Some kids might not like ginger as much as adults.

Recipe Notes & Tips

— Add more or less of each ingredient, depending on your liking. 

— Add dry ice for a very cool smoking effect. 

— Multiply the serving by 8 to create an epic tasty punch. You may need to alter some ingredients, so make sure you taste test. Serve it in a cauldron punch bowl for the ultimate brew!

— Use real apple cider, not apple juice.

— If you’re adding alcohol, use apple vodka. It really does add to the flavor.

Garnishes

Cocktail garnishes add a charming touch to the drink. Here are some garnishes that work great with this spooky brew!

Dried Orange Slice

Candied Ginger

Black Cat Licorice

Skull Ice Cubes

Hibiscus Flowers

A drop of Bitters – Add a drop of bitters to create an even witchier brew!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is in a witch’s brew?

Traditionally witch’s brew is a concoction of potions, poisons, and more than a witch brews like stew in a bubbling cauldron. If it’s anything like Shakespeare’s famous poem Song of the Witches: “Double, double toil and trouble,” you’ll want to stay far away from it!

What does a witches brew mean?

It is a mixture of unpleasant things that are cooked together in a hot, bubbling cauldron. During Halloween, different versions are served for fun. We created a tasty version of witches’ brew that can be served at a party. It’s nothing like the original brew and has none of the yucky things!

More Halloween Drinks and Cocktails You’ll Love

If you love this recipe, check out some more of our popular Halloween cocktail and drink recipes.

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Witches Brew Recipe

This Halloween drink that combines some of our favorite fall ingredients like apple cider, orange juice, fresh ginger and pomegranate juice. You can make this cocktail with or without apple vodka!
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Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Eden

Ingredients

  • 2 oz apple cider
  • 1 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, fresh and grated
  • 1 oz apple vodka, optional

Instructions

  • Fill an old-fashioned glass all the way to the top with ice.
  • Pour in the apple cider and orange juice. 
  • Add in the apple vodka (optional)
  • Finely grate fresh ginger over the top. 
  • Stir the cocktail to disperse the ginger.
  • Slowly pour the pomegranate juice over the top.
  • Garnish with a dried orange slice, candied ginger and a little tiny black cat candy. 

Notes

To make this drink non-alcoholic, leave out the apple vodka. The drink will be just as good! 
Add more or less of each ingredient, depending on what you like. 
Add dry ice for a very cool smoking effect. 
Multiply the serving to 8 to create an epic tasty punch. 

Nutrition

Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 57IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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