Black Magic Rum Halloween Cocktail

Fruity, refreshing and curiously purple coloured, this rum Halloween cocktail is one of the most spooky alcoholic drinks you can make. It’s never too early to start finding themed mixed drink ideas for Halloween, and this is definitely one you should add to the shortlist. The sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum combine to make a tasty Halloween drink.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail made with sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. You will love this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink.

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The unusual combination of sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum, fruit juice and even activated charcoal results in a devilishly delicious Halloween drink. This rum Halloween cocktail is perfect for your next Halloween party.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail made with sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. You will love this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink.

Rum Halloween Cocktail Ingredients

This spooky alcoholic Halloween drink calls for fruit juice cocktail, sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. Pearl dust decorating powder and star-shaped glitter are optional ingredients, and then you will need activated charcoal.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail made with sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. You will love this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink.

Choose a light-coloured fruit cocktail for this themed mixed drink. White cran-strawberry juice is great, or else you could go with white grape juice or similar. Pink cranberry or white cranberry juice would also work. Oh, and make sure your grape schnapps is purple, so it can add that creepy look!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail made with sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. You will love this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink.

There are different brands of strawberry rum to choose from, including Malibu strawberry rum which is dangerously delicious!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail made with sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. You will love this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail made with sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. You will love this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink.

How to Make this Themed Mixed Drink

First fill a shaker halfway with ice and then add the fruit juice and schnapps. Shake until chilled then pour into martini glasses. Next add some edible pearl dust if you want, to add some shimmer.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail made with sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. You will love this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail made with sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. You will love this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink.

Combine the strawberry rum and the contents of a charcoal capsule, then divide this between a pair of test tubes. Put each one in the rum Halloween cocktail then add edible star glitter if you like.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail made with sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum. You will love this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink.

Activated Charcoal: What You Need to Know

This sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum drink calls for activated charcoal to make it look black and festive. But what exactly is activated charcoal and is it safe?

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail. This is a fun mixed drink using test tubes.

It’s a black substance with various uses. Activated charcoal isn’t only a component in this spooky alcoholic drink. It’s also used as an emergency anti-poison. Some people take it to reduce gas, improve kidney function and lower cholesterol. Others use it to filter water or even whiten their teeth.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail. This is a fun mixed drink using test tubes.

When charcoal is treated at a high temperature with oxygen, it becomes ‘activated’ charcoal. You should use only food-grade activated charcoal for this Halloween drink. This isn’t the same thing as those charcoal briquettes you throw on the grill!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail. This is a fun mixed drink using test tubes.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail. This is a fun mixed drink using test tubes.

Activated charcoal binds to toxins as well as other things such as nutrients and vitamins. It’s perfectly safe to use in small doses and short-term. If you prefer not to use it though, simply leave it out of the recipe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail. This is a fun mixed drink using test tubes.

Rum Halloween Cocktail FAQs

Can you make this Halloween drink ahead?

You can prepare the drink in advance but, if you’re going to do that, keep the purple mixture and black mixture separate (and don’t add any ice). Keep them in sealed containers in the refrigerator and use within 3 days. Oh, and if you’re using pearl dust, shake the mixture well so it redistributes.

What is edible pearl dust?

This ingredient is optional but it looks so pretty in the rum Halloween cocktail! Offering a shimmery, pearlescent look, edible pearl dust, also known as luster dust, comes in various colours and can be used to decorate drinks or brush over food.

Added to this sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum, it turns an otherwise simple drink into a mystical looking potion! Make sure you’re using clear martini glasses, so the shimmer is clearly visible.

Ingredients vary by brand but iron oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, and carmine feature in some. In small amounts these ingredients are perfectly safe.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail. This is a fun mixed drink using test tubes.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a purple black rum Halloween cocktail. This is a fun mixed drink using test tubes.

Black Magic Rum Halloween Cocktail Recipe

Black Magic Rum Halloween Cocktail

Course: Drink
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cocktail, Halloween
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Drinks
Calories: 335kcal
Author: Bella
This rum Halloween cocktail is one of the most spooky alcoholic drinks you can make. It's never too early to start finding themed mixed drink ideas for Halloween. The sour grape schnapps and strawberry rum combine to make a tasty Halloween drink.
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Ingredients

  • ice
  • 9 Ounces juice white cranberry-strawberry, such as Ocean Spray White Cran-Strawberry*
  • 4 Ounces schnapps purple-colored grape, such as DeKuyper Grape Pucker**
  • pearl dust decorating powder, optional
  • 4 Ounces rum strawberry-flavoured, such as Malibu Strawberry Rum
  • 1 activated charcoal capsule *** 260 mg
  • edible glitter star-shaped, optional

Instructions

  • Fill a cocktail mixing glass (or shaker) about halfway with ice. Add white cranberry-strawberry juice and grape schnapps. Mix until chilled throughout (15 to 20 seconds). Strain into martini glass. Stir in a sprinkle of edible pearl dust, if desired. Use a little or a lot, depending on how much shimmer you want.
  • In a small container with a pour spout, mix together strawberry-flavored rum and the contents of one activated charcoal capsule. Carefully divide the black rum between two test tubes. Insert test tube into filled martini glass and serve.
  • To turn the cocktail black, just pour in the contents of the test tube. Add edible star glitter for an extra magical touch, if you’d like.

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Notes

To make ahead of time, prepare purple and black portions separately (without ice) and store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Be sure to shake each before serving as both the pearl dust and the activated charcoal will settle. 
*If you cannot locate white cranberry-strawberry juice cocktail, you may substitute another lightly-colored cranberry juice such as pink cranberry, white cranberry, or white cran-peach juice cocktail.   
**It is important to use purple-colored grape schnapps (as opposed to clear) since it is what will turn your cocktail purple.  
***Always ensure you are using food grade activated charcoal. Capsules made into vitamins are, of course, edible but there are some powdered forms for sale that are not food grade and should be avoided. 

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

A rum Halloween cocktail will help get any Halloween party started on the right note. Choose this spooky alcoholic Halloween drink and you’ll love how simple it is to make and how cute and unique it looks!

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  1. Maddy S wrote:

    5 stars
    Pinning this for my Halloween party this year!

    Posted 8.13.22 Reply