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Cran-Cherry Plasma Transfusion

Hook up to some fun with these fanciful, macabre cocktails. The punch is a delicious, fruit thirst-quencher, infusing Halloween partygoers with a vitamin C-rich alternative to sweetened soft drinks. But beware! Only ghouls could help but be infected with a case of giggles as they sip refreshments from transfusion sacks. They're simply made from zipper-lock plastic bags, twisted straws and curtain rings.

Recipe by Canned Food Alliance
dairy free, nut free, beverage, cocktail, memorial day


  • 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) dark, sweet pitted cherries in light syrup
  • 1 can (15 ounces) fruit cocktail in juice
  • 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
  • 6 zipper-lock plastic quart-size freezer bags
  • 6 drinking straws, twisted or flexible
  • 6 shower curtain rings


  1. Puree the cherries and fruit cocktail, with their liquids, in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  2. Mix in the cranberry juice cocktail and refrigerate until chilled.
  3. To prepare the "transfusion bags," punch a hole with a hole-punch in the corner of one layer of a zipper-lock sandwich bag just below the zipper.
  4. Insert a twisted or flexible straw in the hole and punch another hole in the same corner of the bag through both layers, just above the zipper.
  5. Thread a shower curtain ring through that hole.
  6. Repeat with remaining bags, straws and shower curtain rings.
  7. To serve, pour 1 cup of the cranberry-cherry mixture into each bag and seal.
  8. Hang by the shower curtain rings on hooks.
  9. Guests can hold their drink by the ring and sip through the straw.