Thursday, October 6, 2011

Swamp Water Punch - Drink At Your Own Risk

Are you looking for something different
to serve as a drink this year for
Halloween?  How about
Swamp Water?

Every year at Purple Chocolat Home we
host a Halloween Dinner where all
kinds of silly and spooky food is served.

This year we will be featuring a fun
creation that Beaulah  came up with.

Swamp Water
a murky greenish drink straight
out of the swamp.

Not really, it is a fruity punch that is
delicious, it only looks murky and swampish!

If you are like me, you have been seeing these
fun mini milk bottles for parties all over
blogland.   Beaulah just insisted that we
needed our Swamp Water in something
a little better than a plastic cup.

So of course I got online and started looking.

mentioned that there didn't seem
to be a reasonable source for these 
in the US and she 
gave a great suggestion -

purchase Starbuck's Frappucino Drinks
which can be purchased at Target for 
around $5 for 4,
and remove the labels.

You can transform these inexpensive drink
bottles easily.  I could get 16 of them for what a set of
6 were going to cost before shipping and theirs
were so mini that they didn't make much sense.

So Beaulah and I flew to the store and 
dragged them home.

Beaulah and I don't care for coffee drinks so we just emptied
the bottles, soaked them in water and
used a little Goo Gone to get rid of
any remaining glue.

Tip Junkie had links to tons of 
free Halloween Printables.

She connected  me with Fantasy Jr. and I found
exactly what I was looking for - 
labels for Swamp Water.

reduced them by 50% and printed them on
clear label paper.  After cutting them to
size, just peel and stick.  

The labels and bottles along with purple
striped paper straws really make
our Halloween drink fun.
(I got the straws at a local scrapbooking
store, Pebbles In My Pocket, but you can
find them online just by googling paper straws).

Swamp Water Recipe

1 - 46 oz. Dole Pineapple juice
1- 12 oz limeade concentrate, thawed
1 - 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
(this makes the punch murky)
24 oz. water
24 oz. 7 Up or Sprite

Americolor's Electric Green Food color
Blue food color

Mix everything together , adding the food coloring
until you get the murky green you want.  
Serve chilled or over ice.

Serve this up in these fun glasses for your 
Halloween party!

The family already tested this one out and it is
a hit.  Thanks Beaulah and thanks to
Celebrations at Home,  Tip Junkie
and Fantasy Jr. for helping us create such
a fun presentation for our Halloween drink.

Beaulah and I want to take this
party drink to 


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  1. these are adorable, your pics are just spot on. my husband would have loved to be in your drain when you ditiched the coffee, well me too, but i got big hips! i bet you have the best halloweenie house in town~

  2. Love these...and the idea of putting Eagle Brand into it! ;D

  3. What fun! Zoulah can't wait to sip (gulp some). Your presentation is great and what a great container for the swamp water. Joni

  4. Bravo! The pics are well as the concoction..
    you are a great blogger..
    Honestly..along the Bakerella lines:)

  5. I see some Swamp Water in a certain preschool halloween party's future! How fun are these?! I like the idea of reusing the Starbucks bottles. My MIL loves those drinks so I could just tell her to save me the bottles. Thanks for the great idea!

  6. Hi, Jaqueline, it's nice to meet you. I have followed your blog for months and never seem to find the time to comment. I'm sorry, shame on me, you have the most fabulous blog!
    I don't know how to do this, but is there something called "linking up" a post to someone else's? Like your Foodie Friday, I
    have some recipes for baked goods with pumpkin in them and I'd love to do your
    "Swamp Water Punch Drink" as a feature on my blog. If you have time, please email me. I thank you for the awesome post.
    Warm Regards,

  7. Woo Hoo save me a bottle or two! Love your pics Jacqueline, my favorite is the second to last, great fade:@)

  8. Hi, Jacqueline, sorry for being so dumnb.
    I've got the Foodie Friday info and link
    over at Designs by Gollum. Gosh, I could spend all day on your beautiful blog and
    Michael's, there's just so many beautiful
    photos and wonderful recipes from both
    of you.
    Warm Regards,

  9. So clever! I know why the coffee drink went down the drain :) The bottles are such a perfect size and I love this idea! Your labels and bottles, the straws - everything is adorable!

  10. I think you and Joni are the Queens of Halloween!! What good treats you have going on over there. xo,

  11. What a great idea for a Halloween get together! Using the Starbuck's bottles is a fantastic idea. I love to come to visit, Jacqueline. I know I will always find something fun and interesting.

  12. I would love to make you some cricut labels for your swamp juice. :) My daughter is mortified that you would pour frappuccino down the sink though. :) You wouldn't believe the stuff I have stored under my drafting table. I never throw a glass bottle away. I will have to point out to my husband that now I don't have to make anyone drink coffee til they explode so I can have the empties. I knew my madness would pay off. I have a stash of swamp juice bottles ready to be swamped. lol. Don't take this wrong, but that green stuff looks like it would smell swampy...that is a high compliment for Beaulah....very realistic looking. This blog is more fun than ought to be legal. Thanks for the laughs!

  13. Love these! I've been thinking about buying bottles like this, but your Frappucino idea is the best. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Brava Beaulah! Never thought I'd say this, but your Swamp Juice looks delicious!

  15. I love the green and purple together. It looks so cute!

  16. Great treat for all the tricksters.

  17. Love the color of your swamp juice! I'm going to have to try it. The labels are the perfect touch!

  18. Oh yes, we'd all like to come to that party for a sip of Swamp Water!

  19. Just when I think you can not possibly be anymore clever! As always, thanks Jacqueline!
    Hugs, Lisa

  20. This is such a fabulous idea! The drink almost looks like it is glowing, so I'm sure children would love drinking it at a halloween party!

  21. Your swamp juice is so cute. From the color of the juice to the labels to the purple straws, I just love it all. I would love it if you would share this idea at my "It's a Celebration" link party here
    I think my readers would love it as much as I do.

  22. Ooohh, you are so ready for Halloween!

  23. Great that bottles !! and with the green halloween ready !! from

  24. I'm looking for something new to serve as our Halloween party drink, and thanks to you I just found it! We'll be doing ours in a large punch bowl though, do you think this drink would still work for that? Or should this be more of an individual drink?

    Also, it's killing me that you dumped out all that Starbucks! Haha!

    Mandi at BBM

  25. HI Jacqueline~Wow I love this idea and I thank you for sharing it with us!! I wish I was at your home for Halloween, what a blast you must have :)


  26. These are super fun! I'll definitely drink up! :) Happy Friday!

  27. You are so cute & I LOVE this idea! I love the way you write too! :) Thanks for the awesome idea! I saw those glasses at Walmart the other day, but didn't know if I wanted them bad enough to just throw out the liquid too. Know I think I do! :)
    Thanks for sharing!

  28. Hi Jackie,

    HA! Spooky is coming to Purple Choco? That's really cute.

    Would love to try your recipes. Makes the whole family drool here.

    Million tnx for dropping by.

    Happy w/end--

    Greetings from Stockholm,

  29. This is so fun and swampy! It sounds tasty too!

  30. What a cute idea! I bet they were a big hit!

  31. Love this!!! What a cool idea. It sounds really yummy too1

  32. This is so cool! We're going to have to do this for our Halloween party!

  33. What a wonderful idea! I'm going to send my daughters your blog address so they can get ideas for our grandsons' Halloween.

  34. Awesome idea! Lol, it is kinda murky gross looking.:) I'm pinning, and I may use it sometime.:)

  35. Spell binding little the pairing with the purple and white straws! Hope you are having a fun weekend.


  36. New follower and what a delightful blog you have!

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  38. This is awesome!!! And such a unique idea. I might have to give it a try. Thanks for linking this up to my Monster Mash Bash!!!

  39. I love all the handy tips in this post. The murky green punch will be AWESOME for a Halloween party!

  40. Visiting from Met Monday...Love these! What a great idea to use the Frap bottles! Looks ewww...just like a spooky drink should! :)

  41. Love these creepy, murky drink!! You guests will surely slurp it down!!

  42. You have to be the best house on the block! I love the swamp water.. so great. Must give this a try for the little ones this year. Thanks for sharing.. xo marlis

  43. Love those bottles and labels...but you nearly made my heart stop when you said you dumped all that delicious Starbucks down the drain!!! LOL

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  45. How neat! Love this idea. So creative.

    - The Tablescaper

  46. I love this idea! I think I am going to put a twist on it and spike it for my Halloween party this year! Thanks for sharing. (:

  47. Thanks so much for the cute ideas and inspiration! I loved your post! I used some of your ideas and linked back to you on my blog. I'd love it if you checked it out!
    Thanks again!

    Like Mother Like Daugther


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