Halloween Drink for Kids: Black Cherry Sparklers
September 23, 2020
Black Cat Cherry Sparkler in flutes on a Halloween food table

Cherry Sparklers a Fun Halloween Drink for Kids

A Halloween drink for kids that's yummy and not too complicated can be hard to find! Non alcoholic Halloween drinks are also great for adults when served up in a fun way. With a classic taste that everyone loves, this Black Cherry Sparkler reminds me of a Shirley Temple without the sticky sweet grenadine!

Halloween drink for kids Black Cherry Sparkler by Salt Lake Party Stylist

13 Days of Halloween Inspiration

Welcome to the the 13 Days of Halloween Inspiration! Jordan from Jordan's Easy Entertaining and I are bringing you great ideas everyday! Today is Day 8 and all about HALLOWEEN DRINK IDEAS! Join us each day for more Halloween decor, food, and tablescape ideas.

Easy Halloween Drinks Ingredients

Frozen black cherries, Sprite, tart cherry juice for Halloween drink for kids
  • Tart Cherry Juice
  • Black Cherries, pitted
  • Sprite or 7up
  • Optional: Dry ice
  • Small Cat Silicone Mold

Create Black Cherry Ice Cubes

Making cherry ice cubes for Easy Halloween drinks

Actual ice cubes are optional but if you have the time to make them up ahead they make this Black Cherry Sparkler Halloween drink super fast and fun.

Using an ice cube tray, add a whole pitted black cherry to each depression.

Then, add the tart cherry juice to fill each one. I found I like using a plastic cup even better than my large glass measuring cup for filling small spaces. You can pinch one side to create a nice little spout. I used approximately 12oz of juice for these 14 ice cubes.

Cherry juice ice cubes in tray for fun Halloween drinks

After the ice cubes have time to freeze, it's BEST to let it sit overnight, prepare your drinks by adding a single ice cube to each flute. Or two cubes for a larger glass.

I LOVE the deep crimson color of the cherry juice. It feels Halloweeny enough for me but you can easily add food coloring to the juice prior to freezing if you're looking for a deeper red, black, or purple color for your fun Halloween drinks.

Halloween Black Cat Cherry Sparkler

Pouring sprite into a flute with cherry ice cubes for Halloween drink

Let's get this non-alcoholic Halloween drink sparkling with a little lemon lime soda! The soda is sweet enough that I don't add any additional syrups. That is seriously ALL that you need to make this fun Halloween drink for kids!

Typically I'd add lime juice to cut the sugar but the Tart Cherry juice will take care of that for you.

Pick Your Poison Glassware

Plastic drink flutes with purple striped paper straws and black cat

With such a simple drink recipe we've got to serve it up in something fun. There are SO many options for Halloween drinkware but I went with a simple plastic flute {kids will be drinking these afterall!} and dressed it up with a striped purple paper straw that I added a glittered black cat sticker to.

Seriously – those are just stickers I picked up at Michaels! Aren't they so cute for this witchy table and black cat theme?

Serve Your Halloween Drink for Kids

Black Cat Cherry Sparkler in flutes on a Halloween food table

Now just because we keep calling it a Halloween kids drink doesn't mean the grown ups don't love it too!

Grown Up Version

For a little more complexity I'd suggest adding:

  • Cardamon pods or Star Anise to the juice, letting it simmer for a bit
  • Blending the cherries & juice prior to freezing so the melted ice cubes create a smoothie consistency while melting
  • Or adding a splash of alcohol if you are looking to turn this Halloween mocktail into a cocktail

Either way you make this easy Black Cherry Sparkler Halloween Drink, I hope you LOVE it as much as we do!

If you try it, I'd love to hear about it in the comments below. And if you share, I want to see it too! Please tag us @partieswithacause on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. We love celebrating all your hard work!

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Black Cherry Sparkler Halloween Kids Drink by Salt Lake Party Stylist

Day 8 Halloween Drink Ideas

If you like Halloween drinks without alcohol you've got to check out this delicious Poisoned Apple Witch's Brew with Blood Orange Syrup from Jordan's Easy Entertaining! Doesn't that just look wickedly fun!?

Poisoned apple witch's brew with blood orange syrup syringe

More Fun Halloween Drinks for Kids:

Day 9: Join us again tomorrow for Halloween Family Activities


  1. Natalie Mayhew

    These look perfect for me too! I’m always looking for alcohol free options!

    • Brianna Adams

      I’m strictly a mocktails girl and it’s so nice to have drinks that feel fancy for everyone. My kids appreciate it too.


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