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.







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


  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