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Halloween is the one time of year you can go crazy making all kinds of spooktacular treats, and nothing is off-limits. In fact, the scarier the better, and this Halloween eyeball punch is one great way to kick off your Halloween party in style! A Halloween punch recipe is perfect for a crowd and, despite its disturbing appearance, it tastes really good!

A berry Halloween punch in a wine glass with eyeballs made with longan fruit and blueberries.

A wonderful combination of fruity flavors and ginger ale come together to make this Halloween eyeball punch. The eyeballs are made with longan fruits and blueberries, and then you can have fun adding plastic spiders and so on for the ultimate happy Halloween treat!

More Halloween favorites include these Halloween pot de creme desserts, these panna cotta eyeballs or any of these Halloween dinner recipes. This Halloween bruschetta is also spookily good!

A glass filled with a Halloween drink with eyeballs and smoke from dry ice.

Why You’ll Love Halloween Eyeball Punch

Simple to make: Halloween is typically a time when we make a selection of different recipes, such as appetizers, snacks, drinks, and so on, so you won’t want to spend too much prep time on any item if possible. The simplicity of this Halloween punch means you can make it quickly and easily.
Delicious: Fruity drinks are always popular at parties and the same is true of Halloween. It’s a fruit-based cocktail with a combination of Western and Eastern fruits, along with ginger ale.
Customizable: You can make this punch non-alcoholic or jazz it up with your favourite alcoholic add-in for adult parties, as you prefer. Vodka or tequila would work, as would white rum.

Overhead view of a pitcher of Halloween punch.

Eyeball Punch Ingredients

Blackberries and blackberry preserves, cherry juice, grape juice, cranberry cocktail, longan fruit and juice, ginger ale, and blueberries combine with ice cubes to make the sweet punch. Optional garnishes include plastic spiders or gummy worms, black frosting, and raspberries.

Ingredients to make a Halloween eyeball punch.
Glasses filled with eyeball punch for a Halloween party.

How to Make Halloween Punch

For more detailed instructions with weights and measurements, jump to the printable recipe card.

Combine the fruity ingredients: Mash the blackberries a bit in a pitcher, then add the preserves, fruit juices and ginger ale, and stir.
Make the eyeballs: Put a frozen blueberry inside each longan fruit and add.
Garnish and serve: Add any optional garnishes such as gummy bats or worms, and serve cold.

Making halloween punch in a pitcher.
Close view of a glass of Halloween eyeball punch.

Substitutions and Variations

Mix and match the fruit juices if you like. Apple juice, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cranberry juice are just some options, but use your favourites. Bear in mind some have added sugar which might make the drink too sweet for some palates.

Glasses of berry Halloween punch with eyeballs and black ice.

Add a splash of alcohol if you like, or swap the ginger ale for your favourite soda, or add a few drops of red food colouring for a bolder punch colour.

A Halloween punch with eyeballs made from longan fruit and blueberries.

What to Serve with Halloween Eyeball Cocktail

Halloween appetizers are the order of the day when preparing fun food for a Halloween party and you probably have your own ideas about what to make, of course. Anything from mummy stromboli to black charcoal pizza would be ideal for this occasion.

Halloween eyeball punch in glasses.
Halloween punch served in a wine glass with garnish.

How to Store this Halloween Party Favourite

Store: Keep the cocktail refrigerated if you make it in advance and don’t add the ice until it’s time to serve.
Freeze: This will freeze but it won’t have the same fizz (from the ginger ale) when thawed, so it’s best enjoyed fresh.

Dry ice smoke on glasses of eyeball punch.

Spooky Eyeball Punch FAQs

Can you make lychee eyeballs instead of using longan fruit in the punch?

Longan and lychee fruit are similar, in that they’re both small, white, sweet, and native to Asia. This recipe can be made with either longan or lychees, although they do look and taste slightly different.

Should this be served out of a large punch bowl or from a pitcher?

Since it’s punch, a punch bowl would be the traditional choice but you can use a pitcher if you prefer. Either add ice cubes to the punch or put ice in serving glasses and then pour or ladle the Halloween eyeball punch over it.

Halloween Eyeball Punch Bowl Recipe

5 from 39 votes

Halloween Eyeball Punch

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This Halloween eyeball punch is a great way to kick off your Halloween party! It's a Halloween punch recipe that is perfect for a crowd.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 Cups

Ingredients 

  • 6 Ounces blackberries, fresh
  • ½ Cup blackberry preserves, or jam
  • 1 Cup cherry juice, chilled
  • 1 Cup white grape juice, chilled
  • 1 Cup cranberry cocktail, chilled
  • 1 Cup longan juice, reserved from the canned longan
  • 8 Cups ginger ale, chilled
  • 40 Ounces longan fruit, 2 – 20 Ounce cans in syrup
  • 12 Ounces blueberries, frozen
  • Dry Ice, optional

Instructions 

  • Drain the longan and reserve the juice. Set both aside.
  • Pour the blackberries into the bottom of a large pitcher. Macerate the blackberries using a long wooden spoon.
  • Add the blackberry preserves/jam and mix into the macerated berries.
  • Pour in the cherry juice, white grape juice, cranberry cocktail juice, and reserved longan juice, mix well.
  • Pour in the ginger ale and give a light stir.
  • To make the eyeballs, place one frozen blueberry inside of one longan.
  • The punch can be served with the eyeballs in the punch pitcher, in individual glasses, or served on the side.

Nutrition

Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.02g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
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Hawaiian eyeball punch is one of the easiest Halloween punch recipes you can make. The blueberry-stuffed longan fruits make realistic looking eyeballs and you can add all kinds of other Halloween garnishes to make it extra scary looking.

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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    OK so I made these but I couldn’t find longan anywhere so I used lychees instead and they came out perfect. My new favorite Halloween drink!