Hocus Pocus Punch

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Hocus pocus punch is an easy 3 ingredient Halloween punch for kids that is perfect to enjoy while watching the new movie Hocus Pocus 2, at your local Halloween party, or while handing out treats to trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. 

Planning the perfect Halloween party? This gorgeous orange drink should totally be on the menu!

The best part is that you only need 2 minutes and 3 ingredients to whip it up. Serve the orange punch up with some witch hat cupcakes or witch hat cookies for even more witch-themed Halloween treats.

Orange Halloween punch in tall glass topped with sherbet. Another filled glass and pitcher of the punch are in the background.

The fun punch is kid-friendly so everyone at your party can enjoy it.

If you have adults attending your shindig you could even fix them a glass of spiked hocus pocus punch or make them this witches brew cocktail and they’ll be talking about the party for months. 


This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Hocus Pocus Punch Ingredients
  • Mango Peach Juice—I used V8 Splash which gives the Halloween party punch a beautiful orange color that is perfect for the Halloween season. You can substitute for another flavor of juice but this may alter the drink’s color and taste. 
  • Peach Sparkling Water— Lemon-lime soda, ginger ale, or another flavor of sparkling water would work as well. Just make sure whatever you choose pairs nicely with the flavor of the juice.
  • Rainbow Sherbet— This is what really makes this festive hocus pocus punch recipe special! Let the kids drop it in and watch the fizzy hocus pocus magic happen right before your eyes. We used tropical rainbow sherbet but regular rainbow sherbet or even orange or lime sherbet would work as well.


  • Glass
  • Measuring Cups
  • Ice Cream Scoop

How to make Hocus Pocus punch

This section shows you how to make the recipe with step-by-step photos and instructions. For the full printable recipe, see the recipe card below. 

Step-by-Step collage of steps to make hocus pocus punch.
  1. Pour mango juice into a glass over ice cubes.
  2. Add sparkling water.
  3. Stir to combine.
  4. Top with rainbow sherbet and serve.
Orange hocus pocus Halloween punch for kids surrounded by Halloween decor.


This non-alcoholic Halloween punch for kids is best enjoyed right when you make it because of the sherbet.

If you really want to make the kids Halloween punch ahead of time I would suggest just mixing the juice and sparkling water together and holding off on the sherbet until you’re ready to serve it.    

Recipe tips and additions

  • Spike it. If you want to make a hocus pocus cocktail for adults, you can! Use whatever alcohol you prefer. Here are some fun ideas: orange-flavored vodka, tequila, or even some Malibu rum!
  • Swap the juice. You can use whatever juice you want. If you want super simple, you can mix pineapple juice and orange juice together.
  • Add grenadine. Drizzle a little grenadine in there for a touch of “blood” if you want to give the easy drink a creepy vibe.
  • Garnish. Hang a couple of gummy worms out the side of the glass.
  • Use glow-in-the-dark cups. To keep this drink on theme, instead of glasses (kids and glass don’t always mix), grab some glow-in-the-dark cups from the party store or get a set online and watch them light up. 
Orange hocus pocus punch for kids in glass with black and white straw.

Hocus pocus Halloween punch: FAQ

How can I make this in a pitcher or punch bowl? 

For a large batch use an entire jug of juice, 4 cans of peach-flavored sparkling water, and then an entire pint of sherbet. fI you want to make it even more festive, make it in a cauldron for Halloween!

Can I turn this into a Halloween cocktail? 

Yes! It’s simple to turn this Halloween mocktail recipe into a cocktail recipe. Follow the directions as normal and then add your spirit of choice. Tequila, vodka, or even white rum would make a delicious adult beverage.

There you have it–a fun and easy Hocus Pocus-themed drink to enjoy this Halloween. Enjoy and have a very happy Halloween!

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Hocus pocus punch - an orange drink topped with rainbow sherbet and a black and white paper straw.
4.50 from 57 votes

Hocus Pocus Punch

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 2 minutes
Total: 2 minutes
An easy 3 ingredient Halloween punch recipe for kids- perfect for Halloween parties or watching the new Hocus Pocus movie!


  • cup mango peach juice I used V8
  • ½ cup peach sparkling water
  • 1 scoop rainbow sherbet


  • In a glass, pour mango peach juice over ice.
  • Pour in sparkling water and stir to combine with the mango peach juice.
  • Top with a generous scoop of sherbet.


For a large batch use an entire jug of juice, 4 cans of peach-flavored sparkling water, and a pint of sherbet. 
Add tequila, vodka, white rum, or coconut rum to make it a cocktail.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 444kcal
Hocus pocus punch - an orange drink topped with rainbow sherbet and a black and white paper straw.

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  1. My eldest daughter is allergic to mango in ANY FORM EVEN ARTIFICIAL, what could I substitute in place for the Peach Mango to get it to taste at good enough. As well as not send her into anaphylaxis. Thanks

  2. Friendly reminder that “non-alcoholic” doesn’t mean it’s only suitable for kids, like how this is described. Please don’t reinforce the idea that it has to have alcohol in it to be worth drinking for adults. Sober adults like to be whimsical and enjoy beverages and watch Hocus Pocus too. Sincerely, a woman with 2.5 years of sobriety under her belt.

    1. That’s great proud of you and your sobriety but just because you took this and it made you feel some type of way doesn’t mean everyone else feels that same way’ don’t think so much into it.
      It’s only the internet lol

    1. Sherbet is a frozen dessert similar to ice cream but it is made with fruit juice (or fruit puree) and smaller amount of dairy. It is almost like a cross between ice cream and sorbet.

    2. Sherbet: A frozen dessert made mainly of fruit juice or fruit purée, usually with sugar and milk or cream.

      Also known as…

      Sorbet: a sweet food made from fruit juice, water, and sugar mixed together and frozen.

    1. I am not sure how you came up with that number but I can buy all the ingredients at my local grocery store for under $7 and that makes enough for multiple servings.

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