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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.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blood red Halloween rum cocktail. This party beverage is made with black cherry rum.

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.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blood red Halloween rum cocktail. This party beverage is made with black cherry rum.

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).

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blood red Halloween rum cocktail. This party beverage is made with black cherry rum.

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.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blood red Halloween rum cocktail. This party beverage is made with black cherry rum.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blood red Halloween rum cocktail. This party beverage is made with black cherry rum.

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!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blood red Halloween rum cocktail. This party beverage is made with black cherry rum.

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!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blood red Halloween rum cocktail. This party beverage is made with black cherry rum.

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.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a blood red Halloween rum cocktail. This party beverage is made with black cherry rum.

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.

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Halloween rum cocktail. This blood red cocktail with vampire teeth is a tasty rum Halloween drink.

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!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Halloween rum cocktail. This blood red cocktail with vampire teeth is a tasty rum Halloween drink.

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!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Halloween rum cocktail. This blood red cocktail with vampire teeth is a tasty rum Halloween drink.

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!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Halloween rum cocktail. This blood red cocktail with vampire teeth is a tasty rum Halloween drink.

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!!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Halloween rum cocktail. This blood red cocktail with vampire teeth is a tasty rum Halloween drink.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Halloween rum cocktail. This blood red cocktail with vampire teeth is a tasty rum Halloween drink.

Halloween Rum Cocktail FAQs

Can you make this rum Halloween drink ahead?

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.

Can you make it non-alcoholic?

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!

Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Halloween rum cocktail. This blood red cocktail with vampire teeth is a tasty rum Halloween drink.
Food blogger, Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella, shares a recipe for a Halloween rum cocktail. This blood red cocktail with vampire teeth is a tasty rum Halloween drink.

Cursed Immortal Halloween Rum Cocktail Recipe

5 from 5 votes

Cursed Immortal Halloween Rum Cocktail

By: Bella Bucchiotti
This 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.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • decorating gel, red, for rim
  • ice
  • Ounces cranberry juice, cranberry-cherry cocktail, such as Ocean Spray 100% Juice Cranberry Cherry
  • Ounces rum, black cherry, such as Cruzan Black Cherry Rum
  • ½ Ounce grenadine
  • 2 Teaspoons lime juice
  • Vampire teeth, for garnish, optional

Instructions 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 37IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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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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Bella Bucchiotti

Bella Bucchiotti is a Canadian-based syndicated food, travel, and lifestyle writer, photographer, and creator at xoxoBella. She founded xoxoBella in 2015, where she shares her love for food, dogs, sustainability, fitness, crafts, outdoor adventures, travel, and philanthropy to encourage others to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places, and stand for a cause. Bella creates stress-free and family-friendly recipes for weeknight dinners and festive feasts.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Cranberry juice is my favourite and I also love dark rum, so this cocktail was a perfect pick for me and I knew before I made it that it would be so good, and it was! And it’s easy as well which is always a plus.