Happy Halloween: How To Make Witches’ Brew Punch

Posted by Eric Smith

Hooray! Today is Halloween, and you’re inevitably planning some sort of fun get-together with your friends and/or family. As it is a Monday night, perhaps you’re keeping things low key. Perhaps.

Well, thanks to Alicia Kachmar and Witch Craft, I’ve got a fun Halloween recipe for you. Witches’ Brew, a blood-orange bunch that will keep guests under your spell.


• 2 quarts cranberry juice or cranberry cocktail
• 1 3/4 quarts orange juice
• 1/4 cup lemon juice
• 2 blood oranges, washed and sliced into 1/4-inch-thick rounds
• 2 liters orange-flavored or unflavored seltzer


1. In a clean punch bowl or cauldron, stir to combine cranberry juice, orange juice, and lemon juice.
2. Add orange slices to the brew.
3. Pour in seltzer just before party time to ensure that witches’ brew stays bubbly and fizzy for your guests.

Note: For a potent punch, mix in 4 cups gin or vodka. Alternatively, spike your brew with 2 cups vodka plus 2 cups of orange liqueur, such as Cointreau. What? Not ALL of us are planning a low key evening.

Eric Smith


ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philly.com