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halloween cocktail with edible fake blood rim

Dark and Spooky: Halloween Cocktail with Edible Fake Blood

5 from 2 votes
Marley Goldin
Set the tone for Halloween with the Dark and Spooky—a festive take on a classic Dark and Stormy with an edible fake blood rim (no corn syrup required!).
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail



Edible Fake Blood

  • ½ ounce lime juice (½ oz = 1 tbsp)
  • 10 drops red food coloring
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Dark & Spooky Cocktail

  • 2 ounces rum (2 oz = ¼ cup)
  • 1 ½ ounces lime juice (1 ½ oz = 3 tbsp)
  • 5 ounces ginger beer (5 oz = ½ cup + 1 tbsp)
  • lime wedge for garnish (optional)


Edible Fake Blood

  • In a large mixing bowl, add lime juice and red food coloring and stir to get a deep red liquid.
  • 1 tablespoon at a time, start adding the powdered sugar, with a hand mixer on low or continuously whisking. Continue to add powdered sugar, up to 1/4 cup until you get a thick consistency (think school glue).
  • Add edible fake blood to a piping bag to give you more control. Use the piping bag to slowly add drops of "blood" to the outer edge of a highball glass.

Dark & Spooky Cocktail

  • Add ice (use skull ice molds to make it extra spooky!) to your garnished highball glass. Pour over rum and lime juice.
  • Top with ginger beer and mix. Garnish with a lime wedge (optional) and enjoy cold.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh lime rather than lime juice for the freshest taste! You should get all the juice you need for both the cocktail and the edible fake blood from 1 large lime.
  • If you don't have a piping bag, you can use a storage bag! Just cut the very tip of one corner off to drip the "blood" through.
  • Still thirsty? Check out this awesome collection of my best cocktail recipes!
Course Cocktails
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword 30 Minutes or Less, Halloween Cocktail, Quick, Rum
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