Gluten-Free Eyeball Cockatils

Lychee Eyeballs and Halloween Cocktails

Halloween is no time to be subtle! It’s one time where it is entirely appropriate to go over the top and to incorporate creepy, spooky, gruesome, and gross into pretty much everything!

And when I say everything, I’m not just talking decorations and décor. I’m also talking food and drinks as well. And I’m talking ice cubes.

Who wants to use regular old ice cubes when you can have eyeballs keeping your drinks cold? And have eyeball ice cubes that taste delicious?

These creepy eyeball ice cubes are made with canned lychee nuts and maraschino cherries. They are creepy. They are gruesome. They are PERFECT for Halloween! And they are dead simple to make.

Of course you are going to need some drinks to put those eyeball ice cubes into so I offer you two recipes – Swamp Punch for the kids and Lychee Martinis for the grown-ups – after all, why should the kiddos have all the fun?

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Gluten-Free Eyeball Cockatils
Lychee Eyeball Ice Cubes
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 eyes
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Drain the lychees (reserve the syrup for Lychee Martinis if desired). Place the lychees in a bowl and pour the maraschino cherry syrup over them. Let sit for about 10 minutes or until the lychees look “bloodshot”. Remove from the syrup and blot dry with paper towels. Insert a whole maraschino into the hole of the lychees.
  2. Place on a plate or sheet pan to dry and put in the freezer for at least an hour or until firm and cold. Can be made several days ahead and kept in the freezer.
  3. Use as ice cubes for drinks.
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Swamp Punch
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Ingredients

  • 1 quart lime sherbet
  • 1 liter ginger ale
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • Gummy worms and/or spiders

Directions

Combine sherbet, ginger ale, and pineapple juice in a pitcher or punch bowl. Stir until combined. Serve in glasses or small mason jars garnished with gummy worms and spiders.

Servings

Serves 10

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 195 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 1 quart lime sherbet
  • 1 liter ginger ale
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 20 Lychee Eyeballs
Instructions
  1. Combine sherbet, ginger ale, and pineapple juice in a pitcher or punch bowl. Stir until combined.
  2. Serve in glasses or small mason jars garnished with two lychee eyeballs.
Nutrition Facts
Swamp Punch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 51mg 2%
Potassium 152mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 36g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.9%
Vitamin C 8.4%
Calcium 6%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Gluten-Free Eyeball Cockatils
Lychee Martini
Prep Time
5 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces reserved lychee syrup
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 Lychee Eyeballs or more
Instructions
  1. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Pour into a martini glass and drop in one or two lychee eyeballs.
Nutrition Facts
Lychee Martini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 96mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Sugars 8g
Vitamin C 49.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Tags: Cherries Eyeballs Gluten-Free Gluten-Free Recipes Halloween Lychee Martini Non-Alcoholic Pineapple Vermouth Vodka
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