Love Potion Cocktail

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This fun love potion cocktail is perfect for Valentine's Day, date night, or Halloween party. Bubbling with pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, vodka, peach schnapps, club soda, and dry ice for an awesome 'bewitching' effect.

You know your loved ones will be totally bewitched when they see a cocktail like that (see above) waiting for them!

I absolutely love this pretty love potion for Valentine's Day but it's also fantastic for Halloween parties as well, a cauldron full of bubbling love potion awaiting guests on your table is exactly what will take your spooky season over the top!

This cocktail is super easy to make, it's a vodka cocktail made with pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, a little peach schnapps, and club soda to keep things bubbly after the dry ice has calmed down.

a love potion cocktail with small wisps  of dry ice coming from the cocktail glass

I also have tips on how to make it a mocktail for the little valentine in your life or for those who do not drink alcohol but still want a cool looking drink.

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Ingredients

Pomegranate juice.

Cranberry juice cocktail - The sweetened stuff y'all. If you have never had real cranberry juice, trust me, it isn't worth trying it out now. the 'cocktail' aspect means that it's cranberry blended with other fruit juices, so it's fruity and sweet.

Vodka - Strawberry vodka is one of my faves to use here since it gives more berry flavor.

Peach schnapps.

Club Soda.

Dry Ice - This will give you the smoky, wispy cloud effect. Very spooky.

Let's Talk about Dry Ice

Dry ice looks like normal ice (albeit it may be giving off wisps), but it's not. It's exceptionally cold chunks of solid carbon dioxide that are dangerous to touch since they are -192 degrees F. You can seriously hurt yourself if you decide to mess with it with your bare hands or try to eat it.

It's used for a lot of different things like fighting fires, shipping frozen food, and making cocktails.

So why can we put this stuff in a cocktail? Because dry ice doesn't melt into a liquid state, it turns from solid into gas form and evaporates from there.

a hand reaches for a smoking cocktail glass filled with love potion number 9.

This works so well for making 'smoky' or 'spooky' cocktails, the safe-gas-form bubbles rise up from the solid piece at the bottom. As long as that solid piece of dry ice is at the bottom, and it tends to stay there and freeze itself to your glass, it just bubbles away to nothing after a little while.

Which reminds me: Dry Ice disappears fast, even in the freezer. A home freezer isn't cold enough to keep the carbon dioxide solid.

Instructions

Full measurements and instructions for this love potion recipe are in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

In a cocktail shaker, add all your juices and alcohol with regular ice.

Give a good shake until nice and cold, then pour into two cocktail glasses evenly. Top with club soda, then add a small chunk of dry ice to get that amazing smoky effect.

Serve immediately while the dry ice is bubbling away.

This drink works garnish-free thanks to the dry ice, but fresh fruit like pomegranate arils, strawberry hearts, raspberries, maraschino cherries, etc. are perfect to set on a cocktail pick.

How to Make a Love Potion Drink for a Crowd (Make Ahead Instructions!)

Instead of making just two love potions, why not make your entire guest list fall under your spell?

Mix 2 cups cranberry juice, 3 cups pomegranate juice, 1 cup vodka, and ½ cup peach schnapps together in a pitcher (or food-safe cauldron!). Keep in the fridge until you're about to serve.

To serve it, add club soda until it's topped off of your pitcher or cauldron, then add multiple chunks of dry ice to the cocktail.

dry ice smoke fills the image from a love potion cocktail

Love Potion Mocktail

Without the vodka and schnapps, this would be a nice non-alcoholic and fun drink for date night or to celebrate with your little valentine.

The older kids (I'm talking 7-12 crowd, I wouldn't serve this to the littles with dry ice since toddlers are accident-prone) absolutely love the wispy 'smoke' and bubbling dry ice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find dry ice?

You should check out your local grocery store for dry ice. I know Harris Teeter, Kroger, Walmart, Costco, and Safeway do. I would call ahead to make sure they have it at your particular store. Always use safety gear when handling dry ice.

Other Fun Date Night Cocktails

Easy Fresh Fruit Paloma - made with grapefruit juice instead of grapefruit soda.

Godiva Chocolate Martini- made with Godiva chocolate liqueur, it's so indulgent!

Green Tea Shots - they're sweet and bubbly with a splash of lemon-lime soda.

Strawberry Gin Smash - muddle strawberries at the bottom of an old fashioned glass for an easy and sweet cocktail.

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📖 Recipe

Love Potion Cocktail

Eden Westbrook
This fun love potion cocktail is perfect for Valentine's Day, date night, or Halloween party. Bubbling with pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, vodka, peach schnapps, club soda, and dry ice for an awesome 'bewitching' effect.
4.82 from 16 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 love potions
Calories 193 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup vodka
  • ¼ cup peach schnapps
  • ½ cup cranberry juice cocktail
  • cup pomegranate juice
  • Club soda
  • Ice cubes for shaker
  • Dry ice chunks for serving

Instructions
 

  • In your cocktail shaker, add in regular ice cubes (not the dry ice!), vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice, and pomegranate juice. Cover with the lid and shake vigorously until the shaker feels cold.
  • Pour the cocktail into your cocktail glasses, and fill the glasses with club soda.
  • Using tongs, very carefully add in a pellet or two of dry ice. The dry ice will cause the drink to bubble and create a smoky effect,. As long as the dry ice is at the bottom of your glass, it is safe to use.
  • Serve while bubbling.

Notes

How to Make a Love Potion Drink for a Crowd (Make Ahead Instructions!)

Mix 2 cups cranberry juice, 3 cups pomegranate juice, 1 cup vodka, and ½ cup peach schnapps together in a pitcher (or food-safe cauldron!). Keep in the fridge until you're about to serve.
To serve it, add club soda until it's topped off of your pitcher or cauldron, then add multiple chunks of dry ice to the cocktail.

Love Potion Mocktail

Without the vodka and schnapps, this would be a nice non-alcoholic and fun drink for date night or to celebrate with your little valentine.
The older kids (I'm talking 7-12 crowd, I wouldn't serve this to the littles with dry ice since toddlers are accident-prone) absolutely love the wispy 'smoke' and bubbling dry ice.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 193kcalCarbohydrates: 21gSodium: 8mgSugar: 20g
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