October 29th, 2013   |   Food


Since we all know that I’m not the cook in the Lively household, I don’t often offer up many recipes here on the blog. But Jen on the other hand totally knows how to whip up quick and easy recipes (along with some amazing styling). So I’ve asked her to share a quick and easy adult treat for this Halloween. Enjoy!

This Halloween drink is based on of an old classic, the Dark and Stormy. To make this drink feel a little bit more festive, I changed the name and I upped the spooky factor by not mixing it right away and garnishing with candy. I mean you gotta have candy on Halloween, right?

The best part about this drink is it’s super easy to make and has a ton of flavor right off the bat. So if you are having a few friends over this Halloween it will be easy to keep this cocktail flowing without having to over-think it. Or if you’re like me and plan on playing some scary movies, dressing your dog up like Dracula, all while you hand out candy to the littles in the neighborhood…this drink will truly make the night complete.



Dark & Spooky

recipe makes 1 cocktail

What you need:
1/2 CUP Ginger Beer (I used Fentimans Traditional Ginger Beer)
Juice of 1 Lime, plus one wedge
1 (OZ) shot of dark rum (I used Myers’s Dark Rum)

Fill your favorite glass with ice. Then use the juice of one lime into the glass, pour ginger beer and then pour shot of rum on top (don’t stir until ready to drink). Garnish with lime wedge, fun candy and a stir stick. Bottoms up!

Dark-and-Spooky Recipe // Lemon Drop Love via Jess Lively


This post is contributed by Jen of Lemon Drop Love.


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  • arin

    these look way too delicious!! cannot wait to try!!! adorable photos 🙂 HeartofChic.com

  • Michelle Wynn Tippets

    Will try this! I have tried many of Jen’s cocktails and everyone has been a hit!

  • jillian

    yummm looks good! and i love the gummi garnishes 🙂 xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  • Jen – yummooooooooooooooooooooo. I’ll be trying this one tonight!

  • Awesome! Did you like it?

  • I agree. I think more drinks should involve gummies.

    PS – Have you tried the gummie vitamins? Amazing.

  • Awesome! Which is your favorite?

  • Let us know how you like it!

  • YES! they are the best 🙂

  • My faves are the gummie calcium chews. Those + the vitamins are my morning ritual. : )

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  • Michelle Wynn Tippets

    If I HAD to choose I would pick he Bourbon and Grapefruit cocktail. I just loved it. But then again, the Moscow Mule rocks!

  • Nice. I’ve never had a Moscow Mule, but I love the cup they come in. On the other hand, I love grapefruit so the one you mentions sounds very nice! Thanks for sharing your faves.

  • Laura

    Happy Halloween! Sounds like a great simple cocktail. Going to try this long after Halloween 🙂


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  • Nice! I hope you like it.