Are you looking for a fun Halloween drink that will wow your guests? Look no further than this Sarah Sanderson cocktail!
It’s made with Blue Curaçao, Tequila, and Rum, and is sure to get you in the Halloween spirit.
So put on your witch hat and get ready to make some magic!
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Sarah Sanderson Cocktail
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.
Halloween is on its way and the Sanderson Sisters have returned in Hocus Pocus 2 on Disney+!
It’s time to run amok, amok, amok with this delicious Sarah Sanderson cocktail!
Made with orange-flavored blue Curaçao, spiced rum, tequila, and club soda, a touch of silver shimmer dust, it’s truly a magical drink.
The dry ice smoke effect is optional, but great to impress guests at your next Halloween party!
For more adult beverages, be sure to take a look at this List of 20+ Halloween Cocktails For Spooky Soirées & Parties!
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog and is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!
Ingredients Used In This Cocktail
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- Blue Curaçao – a blue-colored, orange-flavored liqueur
- Kraken Black Spiced Rum – or your preferred brand of spiced rum
- Club Soda
- Silver Luster Dust – a food-safe powder that adds a shimmering effect to drinks
- Maraschino Cherries – for garnish, along with mint springs.
- Dry Ice Chips – this is an optional extra to add a spooky smoke effect to your cocktails. If you’ve never used dry ice before, please read the info about it below to ensure you use it safely. In the US you may find dry ice in grocery stores like Walmart. In the UK, there are online retailers, like chillstick.com
This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
Using Dry Ice in Cocktails
- Dry ice is solid carbon dioxide (CO2) with a surface temperature of -109°F/-78.5°C.
- Never touch dry ice directly as it can burn skin similar to frostbite.
- Do not swallow dry ice – it can burn GI tissue.
- Dry ice skips the liquid part of melting completely and instead turns to gas (the smoky effect!) immediately when placed in a cocktail (or other drink).
- Ensure that you buy food-grade dry ice.
- Food grade means that it uses the same CO2 that is used in soda fountains.
- Do not store it in the fridge or freezer.
- Do not store in a sealed container. Dry ice is CO2 which can build up and explode!
- Keep it in the container it was supplied in and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Dry ice is safe for use in cocktails and drinks.
- You only need a small piece (1″/2.5cm) to give a nice smoking effect.
- Use gloves and tongs during handling.
- Dry ice will settle at the bottom of a drink and doesn’t harm the drink in any way.
- The bubbling smoky effect will happen as soon as you add the dry ice, so get ready with your camera!
- The effect will last for around 10 minutes but will be at its best in the first 3-5 minutes.
- Once the smoke has gone, the dry ice will have evaporated.
- Always read the dry ice suppliers’ FAQs/Safety Tips when you purchase dry ice, such as this one from Eskimo Ice.
More Hocus Pocus Cocktails To Make
Want to make more cocktails for your Hocus Pocus Movie Night? Here they are!
Cocktail Party Appetizers
If you want to serve some appetizers with your drinks, check out these recipes:
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Sarah Sanderson Cocktail Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, like how to turn the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!
Virgin Sarah Sanderson Mocktail (Non-Alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy a glass of this Halloween drink we simply remove the alcohol and replace it!
In a cocktail shaker, shake together:
Pour into a glass filled with ice, and garnish with maraschino cherries.
Avoid using dry ice chips in drinks for children. While dry ice is safe to use in drinks, it should not be swallowed when solid, or touch bare skin. Dry ice chips will evaporate in about 10 minutes in a drink.
I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are lots of flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.
I haven’t made the mocktail version, so I recommend adding the syrups to taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.
For adults who would still like to enjoy the taste of alcohol in their mocktail, you could try non-alcoholic rum and tequila alternatives. In the UK, try Lyre’s, which is also available on Amazon in the UK and Amazon.com. There are other brands, but this one was more widely available.
- Instead of Blue Curaçao try Blue Curaçao Syrup
- Instead of spiced rum try Lyre’s Spice
- Instead of tequila try Lyre’s Agave Reserva
Simply use the non-alcoholic alternatives instead of the alcoholic ones in the recipe card.
Frozen Sarah Sanderson Cocktail
Want to turn this drink into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze! You could do the same with the mocktail version too.
Sarah Sanderson Cocktail For a Crowd!
Want to make a big batch of this Hocus Pocus cocktail for a party or gathering? It’s so easy!
As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.
To make a big batch of Sarah Sanderson, mix together:
- 2 parts Blue Curacao
- 2 parts Kraken Black Spiced Rum
- 2 parts Tequila
- 2 parts Club Soda
- Silver Luster Dust – add enough to create a good shimmer
Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving container of choice to keep the cocktail chilled. And you can add some fruit garnish in there too such as maraschino cherries and slices of orange.
Or why not skewer the fruit onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their drink?
When setting up your bar serving area, you could include:
- Ice Bucket (filled with ice!)
- Cocktail Glasses
- Cocktail Napkins
- Cocktail Swizzle Sticks/Stirrers
- Cocktail Picks
- Cocktail Straws
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make Sarah Sanderson Cocktail?
Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.
- 2 oz Blue Curaçao
- 2 oz Kraken Black Spiced Rum
- 2 oz Tequila
- 2 oz Club Soda
- 2 tsp Silver Luster Dust
- Maraschino Cherries
- Mint Sprigs
- Dry Ice Chips
- Place Blue Curaçao, Rum, Tequila, and luster dust into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
- Shake for 10-15 seconds until combined.
- Place a few dry ice chips into an 8oz glass and add some regular ice on top.
- Pour your cocktail over the ice and top up with club soda.
- Garnish with maraschino cherries and mint
- The dry ice will smoke for up to 10 minutes but is best in the first 3-5 minutes. Do not swallow dry ice or touch it with your bare skin.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 273Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Make It A Party!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to create a full menu for a dinner party or special meal?
- Appetizer: Spicy Chicken Satay Recipe with a Peanut Dipping Sauce
- Soup: Cuban Black Bean Soup
- Salad: Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing
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The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog and is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!