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Conjure Up a Hocus Pocus Mary Sanderson Cocktail

Not only is it nearly Halloween, but the long-awaited release of Hocus Pocus 2 is finally here as well! You know what that means…time for a tasty Hocus Pocus themed cocktail to sip on while you watch Hocus Pocus and Hocus Pocus 2. Grab your cauldron because we have the perfect recipe for a Hocus Pocus Mary Sanderson cocktail ready to conjure up!

Mary Sanderson Cocktail

Just like “Sex in the City” has Samanthas, Hocus Pocus has Marys. If you connect with Kathy Najimy’s quirky crooked-mouth witch with iconic hair, you’ll love this spiced Mary Sanderson cocktail.

The seasonal drink features Cherry Vanilla Spiced Rum which just sounds like something that should be sipped in Salem, Massachusetts. Full of delicious fall flavors, this Hocus Pocus cocktail will put a spell on you! It’s perfect for sipping on a cool fall night, during Hocus Pocus movie night, or your next Halloween party!

Get your favorite Hocus Pocus chant ready to go and let’s shake things up, shall we?

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How to Make a Mary Sanderson Hocus Pocus Cocktail

To make this Hocus Pocus drink recipe at home you will need Crown Royal Whiskey, Captain Morgan’s Cherry Vanilla Spiced Rum, cranberry juice, silver luster dust, maraschino cherries, mint sprigs, ice, dry ice, and a cocktail shaker.

You may be unfamiliar with a few of these ingredients, but don’t fly off the handle, we will talk about them next. 

Silver Luster Dust

Edible silver luster dust is a sparkly powder that adds shimmer and shine to desserts and drinks. The powder is tasteless and safe, but it will give your cocktail that little extra oomph that makes it magical. 

Dry Ice

Chances are you have heard of dry ice before, but you may not have ever used it before yourself at home. Dry ice is a form of solid carbon dioxide (CO2) with a surface temperature of -109 F. Because its temperature is so cold, you must NOT touch it directly with your hands.

When the dry ice is added to your drink it won’t melt like a liquid, instead, it lets off gas which is what gives this cocktail its spooky smoky effect.

Dry ice is completely safe for consumption as long as you purchase food-grade dry ice. However, you cannot swallow dry ice directly, or it will burn your GI tract, instead just put it in your drink and consume it as normal. 

Not sure where to find dry ice? You can usually find it in some grocery stores. It is usually located in a special cooler near the front of the store, but it isn’t something that every grocery store carries. If you can’t find it, don’t worry, your drink will still be amazing and your guests won’t be the wiser. 

Dry ice needs to be stored in the container that it came in, and not in the refrigerator or freezer. You also shouldn’t store it in an airtight container or the carbon dioxide can build up and explode. The release of gas from the dry ice will start as soon as you drop it into your glass, the effect will only last for five to ten minutes and then the dry ice will have evaporated. 



To make your drink you will need to pour both liquors and the cranberry juice into your cocktail shaker and shake it to mix. Fill your glass with ice chips and a piece or two of dry ice, and pour the drink over the ice. Garnish your drink with cherries, mint sprigs, and a sprinkle of silver luster dust. 

You and your guests are sure to enjoy this Mary Sanderson themed cocktail. It is the perfect Hocus Pocus cocktail to enjoy while watching the movie, or at your next Halloween party! 

Are you a Mary, Winnie or Sarah? Make your favorite Sanderson sister cocktail or serve all three to your guests for a Hocus Pocus themed night of fun!

Yield: 8 ounce cocktail

Mary Sanderson Hocus Pocus Cocktail

Mary Sanderson Hocus Pocus Cocktail
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 oz Crown Royal Whiskey
  • 2 oz Captain Morgan Cherry Vanilla Spiced Rum
  • 4 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2 tsp Silver luster dust
  • Maraschino Cherries
  • Mint Sprigs
  • Dry ice chips
  • Plain ice
  • 1 8 oz glass


  1. Using a shaker, add in 1⁄4 C of ice into the shaker
  2. Combine all the liquors and cranberry juice into the shaker and give it a good few shakings
  3. Fill your 8 oz glass with ice and a few dry ice chips
  4. Pour your cocktail over the ice and garnish with maraschino cherries and mint
  5. Enjoy!

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