This really is a bloody good pineapple punch. It’s made with fresh pineapple, infused with ginger, sweetened with honey (or agave nectar for vegan), and spiked with seltzer. As is, it’s quite delicious, but the Halloween-worthy “blood” adds a frightfully delicious touch. It’s a simple, concentrated cranberry syrup that submerges as it drips into the drink. The natural flavors combine to create a wonderful sweet-tart taste that kids and adults can enjoy.
This Bloody Good Pineapple Punch is a Bubbling Brew for All Ages
Fruits and vegetables don’t have to be scary, but sometimes it’s fun if they are! Once you’ve made the fresh pineapple punch below, you can turn the pineapple shell into a tiki-style jack-o-lantern for a no-waste recipe.
Tiki Pineapple Jack-o-Lantern
- Cut the top off a Dole pineapple, but keep it.
- Remove the fruit from the inside, keeping the shell in tact. Dice the fruit and use it in the pineapple punch recipe below.
- Cut a classic jack-o’-lantern face into once side of the hollowed out pineapple shell.
- Place a votive candle inside, replace the leafy top and use for a table decoration.
This pineapple punch recipe with photo was shared with us by Dole, in honor of their ‘Fruits and Vegetables Don’t Have to be Scary’ collaboration with Disney and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc.
Special Diet Notes: Bloody Good Pineapple Punch
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, top food allergy-friendly, plant-based, optionally vegan, vegetarian, and optionally paleo.
- ½ cup honey (sub agave nectar for strictly vegan)
- ½ cup water
- 2 (2-inch) pieces fresh ginger, sliced
- 3 cups diced pineapple
- 6 cups ice cubes
- 1 liter plain seltzer water
- Cranberry “Blood” (recipe below)
- In a small saucepan, stir together the honey, water, and ginger. Heat the mixture until the honey melts without bringing it to a boil.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat, and let the honey-ginger mixture cool completely. Remove the ginger.
- Add the pineapple to your food processor or blender, and pour in the honey-ginger mixture. Blend until smooth.
- Fill six tall glasses with ice cubes. Divide the pineapple mixture between glasses, about ⅔ cup in each. Pour in ⅔ cup seltzer and stir.
- Dot some Cranberry “Blood” in several spots along inner edge of the glasses, making sure the “blood” touches glass. The “blood” will swirl as it falls to the bottom of the glass!