Hocus Pocus Fizz…McCormick Does Halloween!

Maybe you are like me, and you’ve been trolling the internet for Halloween treats. Can you believe it’s only a week away? I’m not sure where the time even goes…it was JUST Memorial Day. I swear it.

But, nonetheless, the spooky holiday is upon us, and I’m seeing all sorts of amazing treats pop up on other blogs. Sure, I love the food. The caramel apples. The spider cake balls. The ghostly cupcakes. But you know what? I need drinks, too. Luckily, I am part of the McCormick Spooky Squad this year, and they let me in on a great beverage of the adult variety.

Hocus Pocus Fizz.

Let me apologize in advance for the lack of fizz in my photos. If I were a faster photographer, you’d have seen fizzy bubbles escaping the top of this incredibly flavorful and fun drink.

But I am slow.

Even still, it’s a great drink, bubbles in the picture or not. And the colored sugar? Tell me that’s not too cool. Who wouldn’t want to partake of a festive cocktail rimmed in orange sugar?

No one I know.

Make up a batch of this fizzy goodness for your Halloween Night shenanigans and see what happens. Maybe sip it on the front porch with your neighbors while you hand out Hershey Bars. Or, sit in the house with the lights off and drink the whole batch yourself. It’s all good.

Hocus Pocus Fizz

from McCormick.com


1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup rum
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Imitation Coconut Extract
3 drops McCormick® Red Food Color
2 drops McCormick® Yellow Food Color
1 bottle (750 ml) sparkling white wine


1. Mix pineapple juice, rum, coconut extract and food colors in measuring cup.
2. For each cocktail, pour 2 ounces pineapple juice mixture into beverage glass. Top with 4 ounces sparkling white wine.

How to Rim Glass with Orange-Tinted Sugar: Place 2 tablespoons sugar in small resealable plastic bag. Add 5 drops McCormick® Red Food Color and 5 drops Yellow Food Coloring. Seal bag. Knead sugar until the color is evenly distributed. Pour out onto shallow plate. Dip rim of beverage glass in water, then into Orange-tinted sugar to lightly coat.

Disclaimer: Recipe and post courtesy of McCormick. I was supplied a kit and compensation for my recreation of this Halloween recipe. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Spread the love