A Spooky Dark & Stormy-A Fun Halloween Party Idea
Halloween is my favorite of all the holidays. Personally, I like to express the sentiments of the season by hosting a truly haunting fête.
In need of a last-minute Halloween party idea? This Halloween cocktail—the dark & stormy—is super quick and easy to make and it’s deranged melon ball accouterments can be put together just as fast, too. It beckons the title, the Dark & Spooky.
The most spine-chilling part? The melon balls become more deranged-looking as time passes and is bound to scintillate your guests. To top it off, they make for one perfectly sweet and spine-chilling snack. Muahahaha!
A Halloween Dark & Stormy
Makes one cocktail
4.5 oz. ginger beer
2 oz. dark rum (of choice)
Splash of lime
Dash of bitters
Lime wheel, for garnish
Spooky balls, for garnish
For Spooky Melon Balls
Edible Candy Eyes
Black Gel Icing
Skeleton Cocktail Picks
Half your cantaloupe and use a melon baller to obtain as many spooky balls needed. Pat dry with a paper towel and impale each on a skeleton hand cocktail pick. Lightly dab two drops of gel icing to adhere googly eyes. Dab a single dollop of gel icing for the mouth. Let rest on a paper towel until ready for use. Note: must be made right before serving!
In a lowball glass, add ice. Pour in ginger beer, lime juice and top with a dark rum for a layered effect. Add lime wheel for garnish—as well as spooky melon balls—and serve immediately. Kindly ask guests to stir their halloween elixir.
This is a recipe from my food contributor Jessica, you can find her AMAZING blog HERE.
Have a happy day friends!