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Libations for All Occasions: Blood Orange Blackberry Rum Punch

 

Gather round all ye ghouls and goblins—our favorite season is about to begin. Dusk is falling without mercy and the cold is chasing humans indoors, which means us monsters can gallivant around the town—our slumber is no more. This season’s drink of choice is an eerie witch’s brew featuring a few select fruit-gredients, so get your cauldrons bubbling and awaken your friends—it’s Halloween once again!

Out of lore and legend this drink does come and will satisfy any dragon or demon’s tongue. Wizards and warlocks, werewolves and wraiths will all be pleased with its fleshless taste. But should a host choose to muddy it up, you can squeeze what’s left of a hideous heart into each guest’s cup. When brewed with the juices of a tart blood orange and a few sweet blackberries, the concoction will satisfy, from nightfall to daybreak, any spirit’s cravings.

And, should you choose to cast a spell upon it or even add some dry ice for trouble, the brew will, like a hell-broth, boil and bubble.

So, blast your favorite playlists of whistling winds and creaky doors and get the party started. This drink is best enjoyed in the light of every full moon, and, remember, it’s not for the fainthearted.


INGREDIENTS

1 cup chilled blood orange juice

12 oz chilled natural blackberry soda

1 cup rum

¼ cup fresh lime juice

1 cup fresh blackberries

1 blood orange or red grapefruit,
thinly sliced

Human bones for garnish (optional)

Servings: 4 cups

 


DIRECTIONS

1 In a large pitcher filled with ice, combine all of the ingredients. Stir gently to combine.

2 Add several blackberries and an orange/grapefruit slice to each glass and pour the punch into the glasses.

3 Garnish with a human bone, if desired, and serve immediately.