Lately, I’ve been all about the Moscow Mule. And because I’m not the biggest vodka fan (but love the ginger-beer and lime combo) I’ve been trying out various alcohols in place of it, like gin. But, when I found out a Dark & Stormy was basically a Moscow Mule with rum, I was immediately on board. This year for Halloween, I’m opting to forgo any crazy festivities and curl up to a scary movie with a downright delicious cocktail instead—and what cocktail more fitting than this “Evil Eye” Dark & Stormy?
Dark. spiced rum
Freshly-squeezed lime juice
Ginger Beer (make sure to use ginger beer, not ale!)
Lychee Berries (lychees canned in syrup can be found in the international section of the grocery store)
In a tall glass full of ice, combine the rum, ginger beer, and lime juice with ice and stir well. Add a couple lychee-cherry “evil eyes” to each drink.
Lychee-Cherry “Evil Eyes”: Take a brandied cherry and place it into the lychee berry cavity. Tah-dah! That’s all that’s needed for adding a dose of Halloween into your boozy refreshment.
(Makes one drink)
2 ounces dark, spiced rum
3 ounces ginger beer
1/2 ounce lime juice
Have a deliciously spooky Halloween!