10 Frightening Halloween Recipes


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Dismembered Hand Punch

You might think that once someone finds a dismembered hand in the punch, the party's over. But on Halloween, anything goes, and your guests will love their gruesome beverage discovery. You can use your favorite punch recipe for this one. We do suggest going with something light in color, with a ginger ale or lemonade base.

Make sure you have a large punch bowl, two new and clean latex gloves and some rubber bands. Mix a bit of green food coloring into about three cups of water. Fill up each glove (about 1 1/2 cups per glove) and seal the wrists tightly with the rubber bands.

Place the gloves carefully on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. Put the sheet in the freezer overnight, and take it out only when you're ready to serve the punch. Remove the gloves. Float the frozen hands in the punch bowl. They'll keep the punch cold and make your guests wonder what else might be lurking underwater.