overhead shot of a glass flask and skull goblet filled with purple Halloween punch sitting beside a purple bottle

Halloween Purple People Eater Punch

It was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin' purple people eater...sure looks strange to me  This deep purple beverage, made with fruit juice and hibiscus tea, is a refreshing Halloween punch to serve to adults and kids alike. Spike it with vodka or another clear liquor for an adults-only libation.
Course Beverages
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 72 kcal


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 TBS fresh ginger minced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups pineapple juice
  • 4 hibiscus tea bags


  1. Combine sugar, minced ginger, cloves and water in a saucepan. 

  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and cook until the sugar dissolves, about a minute.

  3. Remove from the heat and add four hibiscus teabags. 

  4. Allow the tea bags to steep until the liquid cools, and then discard them. 

  5. Strain the punch into a large pitcher, removing the cloves and minced ginger.

  6. Add orange juice and pineapple juice and chill before serving.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Better Homes & Gardens

Nutrition Facts
Halloween Purple People Eater Punch
Amount Per Serving
Calories 72
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg0%
Potassium 165mg5%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Sugar 14g16%
Vitamin A 95IU2%
Vitamin C 27.6mg33%
Calcium 16mg2%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.