A Halloween Cocktail – Dark & Stormy Death Punch

A Halloween Cocktail – Dark & Stormy Death Punch

Dark and Stormy Death Punch

Experiment with the fiery taste of our Belvoir Ginger Organic Ginger Beer in Grace Parisi’s spooky cocktail perfect for a spectacular Halloween party.  This is a classic rum and ginger beer drink. Floating in the punchbowl are round ice cubes made with lychee syrup and lychees stuffed with brandied cherries, which look spookily like eyeballs.

 

Preparation:

ACTIVE: 30 MIN

TOTAL TIME: 4 HRS 30 MIN

SERVINGS: 8

Ingredients:

One 20-ounce can lychees in heavy syrup

1/4 cup thinly sliced peeled fresh ginger

16 brandied cherries

1/4 cup superfine sugar

1/2 cup fresh lime juice

12 ounces dark rum

4 bottles of Belvoir Organic Ginger Beer

Ice cubes

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan, bring the lychee syrup and ginger to a boil. Remove from the heat, cover and let steep for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, stuff 16 lychees with brandied cherries. Set each lychee in the cup of a mini muffin pan or in an ice cube tray. Strain the lychee-ginger syrup and pour it over the lychees. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
  3. Meanwhile, in a pitcher, stir the sugar into the lime juice until dissolved. Add the rum and refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.
  4. Unmold the lychee ice cubes into a small punch bowl. Pour in the lime-rum mixture. Add the Belvoir organic ginger beer, stir gently and serve in ice-filled glasses.

Photograph courtesy of David Malosh