Ginger beer, dark rum, and a splash of tangy lime. This is a great fall drink, especially for Halloween!
The night before the Blood Moon appeared this week, the sky was crystal clear in the Chicagoland area, and the moon was gorgeous. I captured a spooky picture of it tucked behind the bare branches of the trees in our yard. The sight took me back to the Halloween’s of my childhood. I have always been a visual person with a big imagination, and a full moon combined with craggy, bare trees used to stir up the thought of witches and goblins floating through the night sky. As a kid, it was thrilling to go trick-or-treating on a night like Tuesday night. It just added to the spooky fun of the holiday. Did you get to enjoy the moon this week where you live? Better yet, did, and do you still, enjoy the hauntingly good fun of Halloween?
This is the picture that I took of the moon. Spooky, right?
Because I’m full on into a fall theme this month, I thought that a Dark and Stormy would be a great cocktail to kick off all of the Halloween fun I have in store for you over the next few weeks. Oh yes, starting on Monday, we are going to be celebrating with vegan food that will make you want to invite the neighbors over for dinner and a scary movie. Are you excited?
Dark and Stormy, can you think of a better name for a Halloween drink? Imagine that the winds are howling, and tree branches are scratching the side of the house. The power is out, so you need to light candles to see. I have goose bumps just thinking about this scenario. What would you do? Would you hide under your covers until it was over? Or, would you make a cocktail and enjoy the moment? I, would do the latter, because it would settle me down and keep me occupied so my imagination wouldn’t run away to a super creepy place that would make me do the former.
Have you ever had a dark and stormy? It’s a great fall drink because its base is ginger beer, and ginger is a terrific fall spice. It also has dark rum in it, which is perfect, because pirates love rum, and pirates are scary, and scary is what Halloween is all about. Do you see where I’m going with this?
This is also an easy cocktail to make. No shakers, no blenders, the only tools you’ll need are a glass and a stir stick to whip up this yummy beverage.
This weekend I’m going to buy my pumpkins, corn stalks, and Indian corn, and, I’m going to pull the Halloween decorations out of storage and get my house ready for the big event. It’s really a big deal in my neighborhood because we have a lot of kids. I also think that I might have to stir up some dark and stormy cocktails and invite a few friends over for a bonfire as well. Sounds like a perfect fall weekend is on its way.
What are you doing this weekend? Hopefully you’ll make a dark and stormy and let me know what you thought of it in the comments section. I love hearing from you.