Want to make dry ice drinks and cocktails that magically smoke and bubble? Here’s everything you need to know.
- Make the drink: Go to the Witches Brew, Vampire’s Kiss, or Halloween Punch recipes, or simply make your favorite cocktail (here are some great cocktail ideas).
- Break the dry ice into chunks: Do this as close to the time you’ll be serving the drinks as possible, though you can buy the dry ice a few hours in advance. Start by dropping the plastic bag with the dry ice on the ground several times to allow it break into large chunks. Remember never to touch the dry ice with your bare hands! Put on goggles and gloves. Use a chisel to break the dry ice into smaller pieces using a screwdriver or ice pick. The ideal size for single drinks is 1/2-inch to 1-inch chunks that are large enough to sink to the bottom of the drink, but small enough to disappear in a few minutes. The ideal size for a punch bowl is two 4-inch to 5-inch chunks to drop into the punch bowl. Wrap the small chunks in a towel and place them in a cooler with the top off until you’re ready to serve the drinks. Do not place the dry ice in the freezer.
- Add the dry ice: Using tongs (do not touch the dry ice!), add a 1-inch chunk of dry ice to the glass or the larger chunks to the punch bowl, which will sink to the bottom and immediately make a smoking effect. The ice cube will disappear in about 5 minutes in a single drink, or 5 to 10 minutes in a punch bowl. Do not drink the dry ice! Wait until the cube disappears before enjoying your drink (or you can take sips with the dry ice in the bottom). Ladle out punch servings without dry ice chunks for kids. Review the dry ice safety and handling instructions in the article above for more!
- Category: Drink
- Method: Shaken
- Cuisine: Cocktails
- Diet: Vegan
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