Blueberry Rickety Eyeball Punch

This punch--a spookified version of a classic rickey--is a refreshing drink for kids after trick-or-treating. Add some gin, and it's an equally refreshing after-dark cocktail for adults.

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Ingredients

  • 12 to 24

    fresh blueberries

  • 12

    canned lychees in syrup, drained, plus 5 to 6 tablespoons syrup from the can

  • 3

    cups blueberry juice cocktail

  • 1/3

    cup freshly squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes)

  • 2

    cups sparkling water

  • Ice

  • 3/4

    cup gin, optional

Directions

Stick 1 to 2 blueberries, depending on their size, into the cavity of each lychee. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and freeze, about 1 hour. (Wait until the "eyeballs" thaw a bit before eating, so that you don't choke on them.) Stir together 5 tablespoons of the lychee syrup, the blueberry juice and lime juice in a bowl or pitcher until combined. Stir in the sparkling water and add the lychee eyeballs. If it is a bit tart for your taste, add the remaining tablespoon syrup. Serve in tall glasses over ice, spooning the lychee eyeballs into the glasses as you pour. For a grown-up twist, stir in the gin before adding the sparkling water. Enjoy!

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