Witch's Brew Recipe by Paula Deen

Level: Hard

Time: 10 MINUTES

4 ratings
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  • 4 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 1 block of dry ice
  • 1 large cast iron dutch oven
  • 1 large metal bowl, which can easily fit inside the dutch oven
  • chilled glass mugs


Add the apple cider, pomegranate juice, grated ginger and lemon juice together in a pitcher.


Wearing gloves and protective eyewear and using a hammer, smash the dry ice into large chunks. Place a few in the bottom of the dutch oven and add water to cover. Place the metal bowl inside the dutch oven and pour in the brew. Use a ladle to fill the mugs for your guests.


COOKS' NOTES & SAFETY TIPS: Use a metal bowl to fit inside the dutch oven because glass can shatter from the extreme low temperature of the dry ice. It is also advisable to wear gloves to protect your hands when using dry ice, and protective eyewear for your eyes.

Witch's Brew


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4 Reviews

Gwendolyn 10/31/2015
My daughter make

My daughter makes a similar "brew". We drink it whenever we feel congested or sneezy. We laughingly have always called it "Shea's Brew" because believe it or not, it works for what ails you, just like "magic". I will be serving your "brew" as part of my Thanksgiving dinner, not really into Halloween.

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The PDN Web 10/20/2014
Thanks for your

Thanks for your comment, Angela! Yes, you can make it without the dry ice, just use regular ice. Dry ice gives it a spooky look, but without it, the recipe is a great punch for all fall occasions. Happy cooking!

Clara 10/19/2014
Very good!

Very good!

angela 10/19/2014
could you make t

could you make this without dry ice, i have no clue to find it where i live, i would have give more rateings if i could try it , but it sounds good

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