Halloween layered drinks are spooky refreshments that look like they came straight out of a mad scientist’s lab. These colorful non alcoholic drinks make the perfect beverage for any Halloween party!
This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.
Let’s celebrate this spooky time of the year with some fun holiday themed drinks that the kids will love.
These pretty layered drinks are non alcoholic so you can serve them to your kids. If you dare!
Kids will love these colorful concoctions that look like an evil science experiment as a Halloween treat.
Plus, for any of you homeschoolers out there, you could make these as a real science experiment about density since that’s how the layered effect works.
See, I got you covered on so many levels!
The Science Behind getting Layers in Drinks
You wondering why the layers in this multicolor drink stay separate and don’t blend together?
The answer? Science.
I’m not kidding!
The secret to getting the drink to layer nicely is using different premade drinks with varied sugar content.
Whichever drink has the least amount of sugar will be the least dense and will make the top layer.
The one with the moderate amount of sugar will be the middle layer.
And the highest sugar beverage? That’s the bottom layer.
And that’s the basis of these colorful layered drinks.
Well that, and Density!
To put together these creepy drinks, you need:
- black writing or icing gel
- green sprinkles
- A yellow or green drink that has about 40 grams of sugar like Mountain Dew
- An orange drink with about 20 grams of sugar like Powerade
- A purple drink with zero grams of sugar
How to Make
Making these is easy and something the kids can help with.
To start, spread the black writing gel around the rim of a glass and coat the icing gel with sprinkles.
Then fill the glass to the top with ice.
Now, pour the highest sugar drink (yellow or green) into the bottom third of the glass.
Carefully fill the next third up with the medium sugar orange drink.
Finish by carefully pouring the purple drink to the top of the glass.
Don’t stir and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
- Make sure there is a roughly 20 gram sugar difference between drinks in equal servings to get the best layers.
- Slowly pouring to the point of drizzling will help keep the layers from mixing.
- Don’t stir to prevent the colors from mixing.
- Have fun with the glasses you use! Jars, beakers or other creative glasses would be fun.
Other Non Alcoholic Halloween Drinks
These Halloween layered drink are a fun way to top of your celebrations this October and the kids will love seeing science in action!
Looking for other nonalcoholic Halloween drinks? Try these:
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Halloween Layered Drinks
- Black Writing Gel
- Green Sprinkles
- 1 Green or Yellow High Sugar Drink with around 40 grams of sugar Example- Mountain Dew
- 1 Orange Drink with around 20 grams of sugar Example- Powerade
- 1 Purple Drink with 0 grams of sugar
- Spread black writing gel around the rim of the glass.
- Apple green sprinkles over the black gel.
- Fill the glass completely to the top with ice.
- Fill the bottom ⅓ of the glass with the green beverage.
- Slowly and carefully pour the orange glass over the ice, until it is ⅔ full.
- Finish the drink by carefully pouring the purple beverage on top.
Sticking with sugar contents of around 40, 20 and 0.
Filling the glass completely with ice. Sometimes even topping the glass off before the next pour.
Pouring extremely slow over the ice so the liquid kind of drizzles into place.
Spooky Season is here and it is time for 2020’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is a yearly Halloween blogging event that is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For the 3rd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 hauntingly talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week!
Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsor and bloggers this year!
Prize #1 from Dixie Crystals
OXO Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set
Prize #2 from Angie at BigBearsWife
Ninja OP301 Foodi 9-in-1 Pressure, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer and More, with 6.5 Quart Capacity and 45 Recipe Book, and a High Gloss Finish
Prize #3 from Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar
Origami Owl Locket and Halloween Charms
Prize #4 from Kathy at Lemon Blossoms
6 Quart Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker
Prize #5 from Terri at Our Good Life
Young Living’s Thieves Mints ($50 Value)
Pop a Thieves Mint into your mouth for cinnamint-fresh breath after meals. Made with naturally derived ingredients and free of artificial sweeteners, dyes, and preservatives, Thieves Mints are a choice you can feel good about. Created with Young Living’s Thieves essential oil blend, these mints deliver minty coolness with a hint of warm, sugar-free sweetness. Thieves Mints come in a conveniently sized container that is great to take on the go!!
Prize #6 from Julie at Back To My Southern Roots
1 Copy of – The Peanuts Family Cookbook: Delicious Dishes for Kids to Make with Their Favorite Grown-Ups
Prize #7 from Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS
1 Copy of her new cookbook “Holy Sweet! 60 Indulgent Recipes for Bigger, Better Desserts”
Prize #8 from Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
1 Copy of her cookbook, “Incredible One-Pot Cooking: Easy, Delicious Recipes for Exciting Meals Without the Mess”
Prize #9 from Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog
1 Copy of “Friends: The Official Cookbook”
ONE (1) $75 Amazon gift card
Prize #11 from Shanaka from It’s Shanaka
ONE (1) $25 Amazon gift card
Prize #12 from Ashley from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Prize #13 from Amy from House of Nash Eats
ONE (1) $100 Amazon gift card
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 5th – October 10th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 14 prizes and therefore we will have a total of 14 winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing brand sponsors: Dixie Crystals that provided a prize pack for our giveaways and also sent some samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes. We would also love to give a huge thanks to our Halloween Treats Week bloggers because a lot of them also donated prizes for the giveaways, including: Angie of BigBearsWife , Nicole of Nicole Taggart’s Origami Owl Jewelry Bar, Kathy of Lemon Blossoms, Terri of Our Good Life, Julie of Back To My Southern Roots, Peabody of Sweet ReciPEAS, Megan of Strawberry Blondie Kitchen, Nicole of For the Love of Food Blog, Michaela of An Affair from the Heart, Jennifer of Take Two Tapas , Michele of West Via Midwest, Shanaka of It’s Shanaka, Ashley of Cheese Curd In Paradise, and Amy from House of Nash Eats!
Take a look more spooky Halloween recipes from our #HalloweenTreatsWeek Bloggers today:
Halloween Cookies & Bars:
- Boo Meringues from 4 Sons R Us
Halloween Cakes & Cupcakes:
- Spider Cake Pops from I am a Honey Bee
- Frosted Frankenstein Brownies from Big Bear’s Wife
Halloween Pies & Tarts:
- Chocolate Tart from The Flour Handprint
- Moldy Bits of Glass Muffins (Matcha Muffins) from The Spiffy Cookie
Sweet Halloween Treats:
- Halloween Pretzel Treat from Devour Dinner
- Graveyard Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats from JZ Eats
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cups from Sweet ReciPEAS
- Monster Marshmallow Pops from Sweet Beginnings
- Wicked Witch Fudge from Take Two Tapas