22 Mesmerizing Dry Ice Drinks

If you’re looking to elevate your Halloween celebrations or simply want to add some drama to your gatherings, look no further than the enchanting world of dry ice drinks. These smoky concoctions have captivated mixologists and partygoers alike with their mesmerizing foggy presentation and unique sensory experience.

Before you start crafting your own dry ice cocktails, it’s essential to understand the properties of this intriguing ingredient. Dry ice, or frozen carbon dioxide, sublimates at a chilling temperature of -109.3°F (-78.5°C) and creates a dense fog when added to liquid. This characteristic makes it an ideal addition to your signature beverages, adding an unforgettable visual element.

Prepare Dry Ice to Use It in Cocktails

When working with dry ice, safety should be your top priority. To get started, break up a food-grade plastic bag of dry ice into large chunks by dropping it on the floor – this way, you’ll avoid direct contact with the substance. Once you’ve got your desired size, use gloves and goggles to protect yourself from potential respiratory issues or skin irritation.

For smaller chunks, opt for an ice pick or screwdriver; larger pieces can be achieved by breaking them into four- to five-inch sizes for a punch bowl setup. Wrap your dry ice in towels before storing it in an open cooler – just remember not to seal the lid! And under no circumstances should you store dry ice in the freezer. Now that we’ve got the logistics out of the way, let’s get mixing with some refreshing dry ice cocktail recipes!

Vampire’s Kiss (Love Potion)

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Halloween parties wouldn’t be complete without a few bewitching cocktails to cast a spell on your guests. The Vampire’s Kiss, a rich red wine drink infused with cola and accented with the subtle shimmer of gold leaf and luster dust, is sure to delight. To add an extra touch of whimsy, serve the concoction in glasses garnished with a swizzle stick that adds a playful pop of color.

The Eyeball

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If you’ve got a bottle of Fireball liqueur collecting dust, consider yourself fortunate – it’s the perfect base for this bewitching ginger ale drink. Inspired by the Eyeball cocktail, this concoction combines the spicy kick of Fireball with the crispness of ginger ale and the tanginess of hard cider.

To craft this mesmerizing beverage, simply combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker, shaking them until they’re ice-cold. Once prepared, pour the mixture into a glass and add a maraschino cherry to the bottom as a striking garnish. With its eerie allure, this drink is sure to cast a spell on your guests.

Halloween Old Fashioned Cocktail

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When seeking simplicity in mixology, there’s no better way to do so than by transforming a timeless Old Fashioned into a dry-ice infused cocktail that exudes a spooky charm perfect for Halloween. To create this bewitching concoction, you’ll need to acquire some dark chocolate bitters – easily sourced on Amazon or your local spirits store. Combine these with good bourbon (or whiskey), the essence of an orange peel, freshly squeezed orange juice, cherry syrup extracted from jarred cherries, and a touch of simple syrup for added sweetness. To bring it all together, add one large ice cube to chill the mixture. For the full experience, seek out inspiration at craftandcocktails.com.

Walking Dead

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Incorporate the flavors of tropical islands into your Halloween celebrations in San Francisco by creating a unique and refreshing cocktail. The Walking Dead, a drink that’s as bold as its namesake, combines the rich flavors of Jamaican rum, white rum, and Demerara rum with sweet notes from pineapple juice, orgeat syrup, and grenadine. To add depth and complexity, incorporate fresh lime juice, St. George Abstinthe Verte, cinnamon grapefruit juice, and a touch of Angostura bitters. For a dramatic finish, garnish the drink with brandied cherries or luxardo cherry, allowing the dry ice to create a spooky smoke effect.

Vampire Cynar Negroni

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Transform your Halloween gathering into a sophisticated affair with a bewitchingly complex cocktail – the smoking Negroni. By substituting dry vermouth with Cynar, an earthy and sweet Italian digestivo, you’ll infuse the drink with a haunting darkness that’s sure to cast a spell on your guests. This potent concoction also features Dry Rye Reposado Gin and Campari, making it a boozy treat fit for the most discerning revelers. To add an air of mystique, garnish with a fragrant rosemary sprig and watch as the dry ice smoke wafts upwards, conjuring an otherworldly ambiance that’s sure to leave them shivering in delight.

Smoking Blueberry Lavender Martini

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Indulge in the vibrant colors of this stunning smoking lavender and blueberry martini! To craft this one-of-a-kind cocktail, you’ll need to prepare a lavender blueberry simple syrup using fresh blueberries and fragrant lavender buds. The martini itself is a harmonious blend of vodka, the sweet and tangy simple syrup, crushed ice, and a hint of lavender bitters. Inspired by the world of craftandcocktails.co.

Halloween Mezcal Cocktail

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Discovering a cocktail recipe that incorporates Mezcal is always an exciting find, especially when it’s as spooky seasonally appropriate as this Halloween concoction. This bewitching brew combines the smoky spirit with Triple Sec (or Cointreau), pomegranate juice, freshly squeezed orange and lime juices, agave syrup (or grenadine for a sweeter twist), and a dash of mole bitters to create a truly wicked cocktail. To add an extra touch of darkness, rim your glass with black sea salt before serving, making this drink the perfect potion for your next All Hallows’ Eve gathering.

Ghosts in the Graveyard

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The thrill of black vodka is hard to resist, and when we stumbled upon a recipe that incorporates this dramatic spirit, we knew it was going to be a memorable night. Blavod or regular vodka can be used as a substitute if you don’t have the former on hand. The addition of Kahlua, with its rich coffee flavor, takes this dry ice cocktail to a whole new level. And let’s not forget the pièce de résistance – the creamy vanilla ice cream that adds a delightful contrast to the darkness of the drink.

Black Magic Martini

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For those who indulge in martinis, the Black Magic version is a spooky yet sophisticated choice for a Halloween gathering. To conjure up this bewitching cocktail, combine cranberry juice, orange juice, and black vodka in a shaker filled with ice. Add a splash of sugared cranberries as a garnish to give it that extra touch of magic. For an even darker hue, introduce some black food coloring into the mix. Once the ingredients are well combined, pour the Black Magic martini into a chilled glass and add a pinch of drama by dropping in some dry ice for a smoking effect.

Witches Brew

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Indulge your guests in a bewitching brew that combines the thrill of Halloween with a refreshing twist on traditional cocktails. This eerie elixir, boasting an otherworldly shade of green, is sure to cast a spell of delight on all who partake. To conjure this potion, you’ll need a few key ingredients: cold vodka, cream soda for its velvety smoothness, and matcha powder to imbue the drink with a subtle nutty flavor. For an added touch of green magic, consider adding a dash of green food coloring to intensify the hue.

Dry Ice Punch

The quintessential Halloween party staple is a cauldron full of fruity and creamy punch that’s both refreshing and bewitching. This spellbinding recipe is perfect for conjuring up a batch of non-alcoholic dry ice drinks that will leave your guests screaming for more.

This witch’s brew calls for a bewitching blend of Sunny Delight (or orange juice) and 7-Up or Sprite, with a dash of lime sherbet to give it a tantalizing twist. For an added pop of color, simply add some green food coloring to cast your spell.

For those who want to take their Halloween party to the next level, you can easily add a splash of vodka or rum to create a bewitchingly boozy punch that will leave your guests in a trance.

How to Make Mixed Drinks Smoky Without Using Dry Ice

If you’re looking for a way to add some smoke to your cocktails without using a dry ice pellet, there’s an innovative solution called a smoking gun that can help achieve this effect. The key difference between the two is that a smoking gun creates a small amount of smoke that dissipates immediately, whereas dry ice bubbles constantly and produces smoke for around five minutes. This means you’ll need to make each cocktail separately with a smoking gun, whereas dry ice cubes can be dropped into multiple glasses simultaneously. One advantage of using a smoking gun is the lack of special handling required – there’s no risk of frostbite or burns from mishandling dry ice. Additionally, a smoking gun may be considered safer to use around children compared to working with dry ice.


Get ready to delight your loved ones with these scrumptious recipes. Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering or a special occasion, these dishes are sure to impress. Before we dive into the details, we’d love to hear from you – what’s your favorite recipe? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

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