Celebrate Halloween with a Blackberry Moscow Mule!
This black-colored blackberry cocktail with rum is refreshing and just a little creepy.
If you’re a fan of Moscow Mule variations, you’re going to love this recipe which is perfect to sip on while trick or treating.
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You need a creepy Blackberry Moscow Mule
I’ve never been a big fan of Halloween. But I’m starting to like it simply for the fun recipes you can make!
Every year, I mix myself a cocktail to enjoy while the kids trick-or-treat (why should kids have all the fun!?). This year I’m going to bring along a Halloween Moscow Mule!
It’s creepy and black but still tastes delicious! And I used spiced rum to give it even more flavor!
I don’t like the gory Halloween stuff. But I do like things when they are just sort of weird. And this is.
How to Make a Blackberry Mule
A Halloween Blackberry Mule is super easy to make. If you’re looking for Halloween cocktails that are fun and festive, you’ll love this idea!
Scroll down to the printable recipe card to find detailed information and detailed directions.
- Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
- lime juice
- coconut activated charcoal powder
- ginger beer
The blackberry flavor just wasn’t coming through when I first made this.
In this recipe, I muddle the fruit and herb together but it is a subtle flavor.
Adding a splash of sparkling wine really brought out the fruity side. It’s a trick I’ve learned over the years. A splash of bubbles can really help a so-so drink.
You can skip this, or use Chambord (blackberry liquor) instead, but I think the best flavors come out with it.
I don’t love sweet drinks so I prefer to skip adding it. But they are a great way to add more concentrated flavors to cocktails.
To a copper Moscow Mule mug, add fresh blackberries, leaves from one sprig of rosemary and lime juice.
Muddle it to release all of the flavors. This cute copper set has all the tools you need.
Add spiced rum.
I really love the flavors of spiced rum. It adds in a nice touch of cinnamon and vanilla without being overpowering.
Check out my Moscow Mule with Rum if you are looking for something a little less evil. Mwauahahaha. That was my evil laugh because this post is about a Halloween drink…
Activated charcoal is the perfect way to make a drink black without really changing the flavors. Plus it is supposed to have really great benefits.
I take an activated charcoal capsule to help me with hangovers because mine are super atrocious.
But it’s also great for digestion and cleaning teeth. You can find out all about it here.
Use a bar spoon to mix well.
I don’t mind having pieces of fruit or herbs in my cocktail. But if you don’t, you can strain the cocktail at this point.
Or if you really wanted to, you could make this cocktail in a cocktail shaker up to this point and then strain it from there into a glass with ice.
Add ice and top with ginger beer.
Top with ginger beer. Use about 2-4 ounces depending on how much will fit in the cup and your taste preferences.
Top the Blackberry Mule drink with prosecco or sparkling wine. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and eyeballs. I guess the eyeballs can be optional.
I also used the activated charcoal to make a Vodka Halloween Punch. It’s a yummy citrus punch that is totally black!
More cocktail ideas to try
- Try this Pumpkin Mule Cocktail. It's great for Halloween and any other fall holiday.
- This Spiced Daiquiri is full of fall flavors and perfect for this time of year.
- A Corpse Reviver No. 2 is a fun-named cocktail that works on any happy hour menu.
- A Black Widow Martini, from Celebrations at Home, sounds like a fun idea.
- MomTrends has a delicious rum cocktail to try called the Redrum!
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Printable Blackberry Moscow Mule Recipe
- 2 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice
- 6 blackberries
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1/4 tsp coconut activated charcoal powder
- 4 oz. ginger beer
- splash of prosecco
- To a copper Moscow Mule mug, add blackberries, leaves from one sprig of rosemary and lime juice.
- Muddle to release all of the flavors.
- Add spiced rum and activated charcoal.
- Use a bar spoon to mix well.
- Add ice and top with ginger beer.
- Garnish with rosemary sprig and eyeballs.
- Top with prosecco or sparkling wine.
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 230Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 12mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 2gSugar 19gProtein 1g
Nutrition information isn't always accurate.
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This Halloween Blackberry Moscow Mule is fruity and delicious and black like your soul. Make one for your Halloween party or just because.