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Are you looking for fun, new Adult-Halloween Party ideas? Here is a great one! You can make this Edgar Allen Poe Inspired Cocktail! This Red Death layered drink is both sweet and sinister with classic favorites like BACARDÍ® Superior Rum and Coca-Cola®.
Halloween is the go-to party season around here. We decorated our house earlier this month and are gushing over choosing our Halloween costumes, watching ghost movies, and getting ready for our annual Halloween fete. Ever since I was a kid, I have loved October and all things Halloween. The creativity that goes into it, is just so appealing!
We threw a simple party last weekend, and I love a signature drink for a good Halloween party, so I whipped up this Red Death Layered Martini. I am more a fan of the spooky and macabre than the over-the-top gorefest style, so anything Edgar Allen Poe-inspired is right up my alley. Of course, a masquerade party is also so fun and it works perfectly with our themed mantle and indoor Halloween decorations.
The base of the cocktail is a simple combination of BACARDÍ® Superior Rum and Coca-Cola® layered with a sweet and sinister grenadine. The drink not only tastes delicious, but the presentation makes this signature Red Death Cocktail the must-serve drink at any Halloween party. There are just three main ingredients, and if you’re like me, you already have them well stocked.
I’ve spoken about this before, but I worked my way through college as a bartender. I thoroughly enjoy the creativity of making cocktails. And one of the things that I learned is that rum is generally the easiest choice of the main liquors for adult-themed parties. It’s smooth, subtle, and works great with a variety of mixers. For this cocktail, the essentials are easy to gather. Especially during the holidays, I keep a small stock of ice cold Coca-Cola® because spontaneous get-togethers are known to happen at my house. They also come in the cutest 7.5-ounce cans and are perfect for mixing up a few drinks to share with friends. Yes, fizzy bubbles make everything better! Find more BACARDÍ® rum party drink recipe ideas here.
How To Make A Layered Cocktail
5 oz Coca-Cola
1 1/2 tbsp grenadine
1 1/2 oz BACARDÍ® Superior Rum (you can use a jigger to measure)
Maraschino cherries and cocktail swords (for garnish)
- Chill all ingredients in the refrigerator prior to making mixed drinks.
- Add grenadine in the bottom of the glass.
- Using the back of a spoon placed against the glass rim, slowly pour the BACARDÍ® Rum and the Coca-Cola over the spoon and into the glass.
- Serve immediately with a stir stick or garnish.
You don’t have to be a professional bartender to layer a cocktail. Grenadine is one of the easiest ingredients to layer because it is very dense and syrupy. The big key here, especially with a martini, is that you don’t want to shake anything with ice. The addition of water can change how cocktails layer, so pre-chill all ingredients in the refrigerator. To make the cocktail, add the grenadine in first. Using the back of a spoon placed against the glass rim, slowly pour the BACARDÍ® Superior Rum and the Coca-Cola® into the glass.
Or…if you are fresh out of martini glasses or just looking for an easy signature party cocktail that guests can make themselves, this recipe also works very well with ice in a rocks glass. The ice itself will slow the pour action, so no need to use a spoon in this variation. Pre-chill the ingredients as well just to slow the melting of the ice.
In addition to BACARDÍ® rum being my general go-to rum, their black bat logo also fits in perfectly with Halloween-themed mixed drinks! Right now, you can earn $3 on the purchase of BACARDÍ® Superior, Gold, Black, Flavors, or Oakheart Spiced Rum 750mL or larger (10/3/18-10/31/18). Check out this special Ibotta offer.
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