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?

Gluten Free Eyeball Cockatils Recipe

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Gluten Free Eyeball Cockatils
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Lychee Eyeball Ice Cubes

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 eyes
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use as ice cubes for drinks.
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Swamp Punch

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
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 195kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • 1 quart lime sherbet
  • 1 liter ginger ale
  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 20 Lychee Eyeballs

Instructions

  • 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 two lychee eyeballs.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Swamp Punch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 195 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 51mg2%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 6.9mg8%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Lychee Martini

Prep Time5 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 245kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces reserved lychee syrup
  • ½ ounce dry vermouth
  • 1 Lychee Eyeballs or more

Instructions

  • 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

Nutrition Facts
Lychee Martini
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245
% Daily Value*
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 96mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 8g9%
Vitamin C 40.5mg49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  5. Roses
    May 17, 2020

    That’s a great idea. I love it. Thanks you!

  6. Will
    August 24, 2020

    To incorporate creepy, spooky

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