There are all sorts of Halloween inspired cocktails out there but using bugs in ice cubes turn any drink into a scary concoction!
If you enjoy making and drinking cocktails, be sure to check out National Cocktail Day for some fun facts and recipe inspiration.
Spook up your Halloween party with spider ice cubes
Halloween cocktail garnishes can make or break a drink when it comes to setting them mood. They are as much fun to make as they are to use in drinks.
Here are a few more ideas to try:
- Bloody Mary with a lime devil garnish
- Vampire cocktail with licorice spider garnish
- Ghostbusters cocktail with whipped cream ghosts
The bug ice cubes are so easy to make. They make any Halloween drink into a special one just by the addition of your ice cubes.
All you need are two supplies:
- Dollar store spiders, cockroaches, ants and other bugs
- Large size silicone ice cube trays
I used both plastic and soft rubber bugs to try this project. The plastic spiders were a bit large so I had to trim the legs.
I found the rubberized bugs the best, since they were soft and pliable and rose to the top of the ice cube, but all worked well.
Place a bug into each compartment of the ice cube tray. I chose super large size silicone ice cube trays for two reasons:
- They fit the big spiders better
- The ice cubes last a LONG time so the fun continues all through the drinking time.
Add water to the ice cube tray and freeze until solid.
What fun to turn out the spooky bug ice cubes after they have frozen!
You can see why I love the rubber bugs. The cockroaches rose to the top or side of the ice cube and were very visible in the ice cube. The cubes with plastic bugs had more bubbles in them so they had a more frosty look.
Both worked well once the drinks were added, though.
Imagine the fright your guest will have when you make their drink with one of these spooky spider ice cubes in it! You can use them in any Halloween cocktail or mocktail. The kids will love them!
Would you like a reminder of this post for these cockroach, ant and spider ice cubes? Just pin this image to one of your Halloween boards on Pinterest so that you can find it later.
For another fun Spider craft for Halloween check out these lollipop spiders. The kids will really love to help make them.
- 8 Dollar store bugs
- Silicone Ice Cube tray with 8 compartments
- Place a bug into each compartment of the silicone ice cube tray
- Fill the tray with water
- Freeze until solid
- Add to drinks for spooky Halloween fun
If you can find the rubberized bugs, get these. They take on great shapes and float to the sides and top of the ice cubes so you don't need to wait for melting to begin to see the bug.
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