Wormy Swamp Water Punch Recipe

Our wormy swamp water punch serves a yummy sour worm cocktail that you will enjoy! Inspired by the Helm Bar’s swamp cocktail, this version has colorful gummy worms swimming through the lemon-lime and pineapple-flavored swamp juice. Whip them up with these easy-to-make Halloween pretzel candies to complete the spooktastic holiday treats.

Tips on Making Swamp Water

You can make this swamp water punch recipe as simple or as crazy spooky as you like. Know how to tweak them with these quick tips:


  • If you want a healthier low-calorie option, switch lemon-lime soda to sugarless carbonated water and store-bought juices to freshly squeezed ones. Don’t forget to make some matching sugar free gummies for decoration as well!
  • Serve them in a punch bowl, large pitcher, mason jars, or shot glasses if you prefer individual servings.
  • While we went for gummy worms, you can use any gummy candy like gummy bears, gummy crocodiles, gummy eyeballs. The more colors on the swamp water cocktail, the more fun!
  • For a bone-chilling punch recipe, throw in frozen fruits like strawberries, maraschino cherries, or pomegranate seeds to add surprise texture and taste. 

Now, before we can go ahead and learn how to make a swamp punch, you might want to serve an eerily decadent dessert to balance out the sour drink. Our dirt cup recipe makes a creamy cup of Oreo goodness that truly fits the swampy theme. So, let’s head right into brewing a refreshing batch of swamp water

Wormy Swamp Water Punch Recipe

How To Make Wormy Swamp Water

This recipe makes swamp-filled Halloween punches with gummy worms soaked under a sour mixture of lemon-lime. Whip up this swamp water cocktail ahead of time for your spooky party.

Prep: 15 mins
Freeze Time:: 1 days
Total: 1 days 15 mins


  • 33 oz orange juice, (1 carton)
  • 24 oz lemon-lime soda, (2 cans)
  • 46 oz pineapple juice, (1 large can)
  • 33 oz apricot brandy
  • 33 oz lime vodka, (1 bottle)
  • 12 oz gummy worms, or any gummy preference


  1. Press the gummy worms into the bottom of a cupcake pan or ice cube tray.
  2. Pour orange juice over the gummy worms in the pan.
  3. Cover and freeze for at least 24 hours or until frozen.
  4. Once frozen and about to serve, pour the soda, pineapple juice, brandy, and vodka into the punch bowl. Stir to mix.
  5. Remove frozen orange juice with worms and put them into the punch bowl.
  6. Garnish with gummy worms or other gummy candies and knock back a cup of this swampy drink!

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure the top opening of the bundt pan is at least 11 inches so that the ice ring will fit.
  • If a bundt pan is not available, you can use ice cube trays.


  • Sugar: 28g
  • :
  • Calcium: 19mg
  • Calories: 452kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 39g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 240mg
  • Protein: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 17mg
  • Vitamin A: 129IU
  • Vitamin C: 40mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I make this swamp water recipe kid-friendly?

Absolutely! Make it a non-alcoholic swamp punch by leaving out the brandy and vodka, or change them into Kool-Aid, Gatorade, fruit tea, or more fruit juice. Kids will surely enjoy their gummy worms cocktail without the booze.

What other flavors can I put in a swamp water punch?

You can switch apricot brandy with your favorite fruit liquor. Some good choices are melon and watermelon liquor. A slash of blue curacao will add a sweet and slightly bitter taste.



This punch recipe puts a swampy twist to Spooktober. The gummy worms floating on cloudy swamp water drink is a treat to see and taste. This punch could also be made non-alcoholic you can make with the kids so eat, drink, and scare away!
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