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Dark and Stormy Halloween Cocktail with Whiskey

This Dark and Stormy Halloween Cocktail is inspired by a traditional Dark and Stormy cocktail. In my version, I use whiskey instead of dark rum and add honey and blackberries. This is a festive, fun, spooky drink to serve during a Halloween party or to sip on while passing out candy.

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Dark and Stormy cocktail with whiskey. The glass is garnished with a black sugar rim and three blackberries on a silver skewer. Fresh pumpkins and a candle is lit in the background.

What You Will Need:

  • Ginger Beer – my favorite brand is Gosling’s
  • Blackberries – use a muddler to mash the blackberries. A muddler is a bartender’s tool. It is used to crush, or macerate, fruits and herbs to bring out their flavors.
  • Whiskey
  • Lime juice
  • Honey
  • Black Sugar – to make the dramatic black rim around the glass. I bought black sugar sprinkles from Amazon.
Dark and Stormy Halloween Cocktail with Whiskey on a wooden coaster. A skewer with blackberries and a lime wedge is a garnish.
Dark & Stormy with a blackberry and lime garnish.

How to Make a Dark and Stormy

First of all, this cocktail is good enough to drink all year round, but the color brings out the spookiness of the Halloween season and all its festivities.

To make the black sugar rim, dip your glass in a plate filled with honey than dip it in a shallow plate filled with black sugar. The honey and sugar rim tastes delicious too!

Add a few ice cubes to the glass and pour in ginger beer. I filled my glass about 3/4 of the way full of ginger beer to leave enough room for the whiskey blackberry mixture.

Next, in a cocktail shaker, add blackberries, honey, lime, juice, and whiskey. Crush or mash all these ingredients together using a muddler.

Pour the whiskey blackberry mixture into your glass on top of the ginger beer. It’s fun to present it this way, but I suggest stirring it before taking a sip or you will get a big gulp of whiskey. I also like to serve this cocktail with an added lime wedge and blackberries to snack on.

A short cocktail glass filled with a dark and stormy with whiskey and a blackberry garnish.

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Dark and Stormy cocktail with whiskey. The glass is garnished with a black sugar rim and three blackberries on a silver skewer. Fresh pumpkins and a candle is lit in the background.

Dark and Stormy Halloween Cocktail with Whiskey

This Dark and Stormy Halloween Cocktail with Whiskey is a festive spooky drink to serve at a Halloween party or sip on all October. But tasty enough to drink all year!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink
Calories 300 kcal

Equipment

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Muddler

Ingredients
  

  • 4 ounces Ginger beer
  • 2 ounces Whiskey
  • 5 Blackberries
  • 1/2 ounce Honey or simple syrup
  • 1/2 Lime juiced

Black Sugar Rim

  • Honey
  • Black sugar

Instructions
 

  • To make the black sugar rim, dip your glass in a plate filled with honey than dip it in a shallow plate filled with black sugar.
  • Add a few ice cubes to the glass and pour in ginger beer. Fill the glass about 3/4 of the way full of ginger beer, about 4 ounces. Leave room for remaining ingredients.
  • In a cocktail shaker, add blackberries, honey, lime juice and whiskey. Crush or mash all these ingredients together using a muddler.
  • Shake. Pour the whiskey blackberry mixture into your glass on top of the ginger beer. Stir before drinking.

Notes

  • The black sugar rim is optional, but adds a dramatic element to this cocktail.
  • A classic dark and stormy cocktail is made with dark rum which can be substituted instead of whiskey.
 
Keyword dark and stormy with whiskey, halloween cocktail, spooky cocktail

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