A couple years ago, I made some pretty awesome cocktails that utilized dry ice for a fun experience. I’ve been wanting to come up with something else that is fun for Halloween and I’m pretty excited about what I found this year. Ever since I’ve been a kid, I have love things that glowed in the dark. Since I couldn’t exactly make a cocktail that simply glowed in the dark, I went for the next best thing – Halloween Cocktails that glow with a black-light! This is actually pretty easy to achieve so I’m sharing a few tips below.
Halloween Cocktails That Glow In The Dark with a Black-light
There are two main ingredients that will help these cocktails glow – Tonic Water, and Vitamin B. Tonic Water will glow blue, and Vitamin B (specifically Thiamine) will glow yellow. I used a combination of these two ingredients, along with other ingredients for flavor to create these pretty awesome cocktails.
- 1 Vitamin B Complex Pill
- 3 Ounces Tonic Water
- 3 Ounces Fresca
- 2 Ounces Vodka
- ½ Ounce Orange Juice
- Grind a Vitamin B Pill into a fine powder
- In a cocktail glass (or fun scientific beaker), combine Tonic Water, Fresca, Vodka, and Orange Juice.
- Stir in ¼ of the powder into the cocktail
- Enjoy under Black-Light
Since Tonic Water will glow blue under black-light by itself; a super easy drink option would be a classic Gin & Tonic!
I also experimented with how the cocktail would change with the different ratios. Adding more Orange Juice and less Fresca still allowed for some glow; however, it wasn’t as intense as the original cocktail.
I think that these cocktails would be so much fun for a Halloween party, and the various Scientific Beakers, Flasks, and Graduated Cylinders are the perfect items to enjoy them. I used this LED Black Light which gave quite a good bit of light and could easily light a small room for a party.