When the spooky season rolls around, there are plenty of exciting recipes to make, but don’t forget about cocktails! This red Halloween rum cocktail is a great party beverage. Made with black cherry rum, fruit juice and more, it’s a blood red cocktail which is delicious as well as perfectly fitting for the occasion.
Looking for a rum Halloween drink? Well look no further! You can rustle up this Halloween rum cocktail quickly and easily, using just a few easy-to-find ingredients for a spectacular (spook-tacular?) result.
Halloween Rum Cocktail Ingredients
You will need black cherry rum, maybe Cruzan or another brand, along with cranberry-cherry juice, perhaps the Ocean Spray one. If you like, you can use another red-coloured juice cocktail or plain cranberry juice (there is a sugar-free option too that you might want to use).
Grenadine, lime juice and novelty vampire teeth also play their part in this black cherry rum party beverage. And then you will need some ice as well as red decorating gel.
How to Make this Party Beverage
The first step in making this blood red cocktail is to decorate the rim of the glasses. Apply red food gel around the rims and add a little extra in places so it resembles dripping blood. Use as much or as little as you like or add more in some places for those horrifying ‘blood’ drips!
Next half-fill a cocktail shaker with ice and then add the rum, juice, grenadine, and lime juice. Give it a good shake or stir. Once it’s sufficiently chilled, you can strain it into the rimmed glasses and then add the novelty fangs. You rum Halloween drink is now ready to serve!
Other Ideas for the Garnish
This black cherry rum Halloween drink looks great with a pair of novelty fangs as the garnish. But there are other ways to decorate your Halloween rum cocktail.
If you’re making these last-minute and you have all the liquid ingredients but not the novelty teeth, that’s OK. You could add a maraschino cherry. Just cut into it so you can slide it over the rim of the glass.
Another idea is candy gummies which you can get online. Or what about multicolour teeth? Finally, a slice of ruby red grapefruit would add another touch of deep red colour to this already blood red cocktail!
Serving Suggestions for this Cocktail
If you’re having a Halloween party, these make a great party beverage to kick off the evening with. Hand one out to every guest to get their evening started in a spook-tacular way!
You can also just have them on the buffet table and I’m sure they’ll catch everyone’s eye! With its vampire-like look, this blood red cocktail is sure to disappear fast. In fact you might want to make extra!
In fact, I’d even say these are so delicious, you might want to make this Halloween rum cocktail when it’s not Halloween. The combination of black cherry rum and fruit juices makes a delicious, fruity drink for any occasion. If it’s not Halloween, you should probably not add the novelty teeth!!
Halloween Rum Cocktail FAQs
You can make this party beverage up to 2 days in advance if you like. Keep it refrigerated in a sealed container and shake before serving.
Absolutely! That way anyone who isn’t drinking or any kids at the Halloween party can enjoy it too. Simply omit the black cherry rum and replace it with more of the cranberry cherry cocktail (or whichever juice mix you’re using). The same applies with regard to mixing the cocktail, serving it and making it ahead. And it will still look and taste great!
Cursed Immortal Halloween Rum Cocktail Recipe
Cursed Immortal Halloween Rum Cocktail
- decorating gel red, for rim
- 2½ Ounces cranberry juice cranberry-cherry cocktail, such as Ocean Spray 100% Juice Cranberry Cherry
- 1½ Ounces rum black cherry, such as Cruzan Black Cherry Rum
- ½ Ounce grenadine
- 2 Teaspoons lime juice
- Vampire teeth for garnish, optional
- Gently squeeze red decorating gel around circumference of the rim of a cocktail glass. Squeezing a little more gel onto certain areas will give more of a drip effect.
- Fill a cocktail mixing glass about halfway with ice. Add cranberry-cherry juice, black cherry rum, grenadine, and lime juice. Stir for about 20 seconds, or until chilled through.
- Strain into prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with plastic vampire teeth, if desired.
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.
You’re going to love this delicious Halloween rum cocktail. It’s a cute rum Halloween drink with fruit juices, black cherry rum and novelty fangs! The red rim looks just like dripping blood, making these the perfect Halloween cocktail if you want the gore factor!
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