Dark 'n' spooky Halloween rum recipe

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A truly dark rum-based Halloween cocktail made with Goslings Black Seal rum along with lime juice and more...

Dark 'n' spooky Halloween rum
(Image credit: Future / Goslings Black Seal Rum)
Preparation Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Cost RangeMid

This dark 'n' spooky Halloween rum cocktail has a wonderful orange glow and warming flavour thanks to the ginger and chilli.

A warming Halloween cocktail, perfect for those colder autumnal evenings. With a sweet and spicy homemade chilli and ginger syrup, this cocktail is ideal for those looking to really impress this Halloween. Garnish with lime and ginger before serving. Ready in just five minutes. 


30ml chilli and ginger syrup:

  • 1 cup ginger
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup water

To garnish:

  • Wheel of lime
  • Slice of fresh ginger




  1. To make the chilli and ginger syrup: Add 1 cup of peeled and sliced fresh ginger, 1 jalapeno chilli -whole but pierced with a skewer several times, 1 cup of dark brown sugar, 1 cup of water to a pan and simmer for around 30 mins. Strain well, let it cool and store in a bottle in the fridge.
  2. To make the Halloween cocktail: Add ice to a single rocks cocktail glass.
  3. Pour over the rum, chilli and ginger syrup and lime juice.
  4. Top with soda and stir to combine.

Top tips for making dark 'n' spooky Halloween rum

For a different twist, swap the lime for lemon instead. 

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Jessica Dady
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Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 12 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies