A Spooky (and Silly) Dark & Stormy

Halloween is my favorite of all the holidays. Personally, I like to express the sentiments of the season by hosting a truly haunting f锚te. 馃懟

In need of a last-minute Halloween party idea? This Halloween cocktail鈥攖he dark & stormy鈥攊s super quick and easy to make and it鈥檚 deranged melon ball accoutrements can be put together just as fast, too. It beckons the title, the Dark & Spooky.

The most spine-chilling part? The melon balls become more deranged-looking as time passes and is bound to scintillate your guests. To top it off, they make for one perfectly sweet and spine-chilling snack. Muahahaha!

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A Spooky (and Silly) Dark & Stormy
Makes one cocktail

Ingredients
4.5 oz. ginger beer
2 oz. dark rum (of choice)
Splash of lime
Dash of bitters
Lime wheel, for garnish
Spooky balls, for garnish
Ice

For Spooky Melon Balls
Cantaloupe
Melon Baller
Edible Candy Eyes
Black Gel Icing
Skeleton Cocktail Picks

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DIRECTIONS

  1. Half your cantaloupe and use a melon baller to obtain as many spooky balls needed. Pat dry with a paper towel and impale each on a skeleton hand cocktail pick.

  2. Lightly dab two drops of gel icing to adhere googly eyes. Dab a single dollop of gel icing for the mouth. Let rest on a paper towel until ready for use. Note: must be made right before serving!

  3. In a lowball glass, add ice. Pour in ginger beer, lime juice and top with a dark rum for a layered effect.

  4. Add lime wheel for garnish鈥攁s well as spooky melon balls鈥攁nd serve immediately. Kindly ask guests to stir their halloween elixir
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