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Glowing Toxic Waste Cocktail

Updated: May 25, 2020


This not-so-toxic cocktail gets its eerie green glow from Mountain Dew soda and tonic water when exposed to black light. Served in a Mason jar, add a splash of lime juice, Malibu rum, and some gummy worms and you’ll have a creepy, yet refreshing cocktail for your Halloween party!

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  • 4 oz. Mountain Dew soda 

  • 2 oz. Tonic water

  • 2 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum

  • Dash of Lime juice

  • 1/2 cup ice

  • Neon orange crystal sugar or sprinkles

  • Garnish with gummy worms


Cocktail shaker, 12 oz. Mason jars, measuring shot glass, measuring cup, neon straws, black dry erase marker. 

Prep: 5 min Ready: 5 min Serves: 1 Mason jar

Before you handle any food, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Clean your kitchen work area and pull back your hair or wear a cap. You want to avoid contaminating your meal with harmful bacteria that could cause food illness.



To make a Glowing Toxic Waste Cocktail:

1.  On a small plate add a layer of neon orange sugar.

2. Wet the rim of the Mason jar with lime juice and gently dip the rim of the jar in the orange sugar to coat the rim. Set jar aside to allow sugar to dry on rim.

3. Combine tonic water, Malibu Rum, splash of lime juice, and Mountain Dew in a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

TIP: For more flouresent glow, freeze ice cubes using Tonic Water or Club Soda. 

4. Shake thoroughly until well shaken.

5. Pour cocktail mix into jar until full.

6. Add a neon straw and garnish with four gummy worms hanging off the rim of the jar, swimming at the bottom, or slithering on top of ice. 

7. Using black dry erase marker, write a danger message on the jar, like “Toxic Waste”, “DANGER”, or draw a 💀. 

8. Serve immediately and enjoy the glow in a room filled with black fluorescent lighting.



1 cocktail: 370 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 20 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate (45 g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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