Halloween Cocktail: Bumbaclot!
Okay, I know this is a gross word and if you know what it means, you might be really grossed out right now, thinking I am a huge perv, but it also happens to be a very funny word, and gross is the name of the game at Halloween. So let’s proceed.
Even though it may not seem like rocket science, I spent a few sleepless hours working on this drink in the middle of the night. (Does waking up obsessing over a cocktail make me an alcoholic??? We’ll never know.) I wanted it all: high alcohol content; neat-o color; no Red 40 or other colorings that will give me more cancer than I am probably already headed for; and something gross and chunky in it.
The first thing to do was some research on liqueurs to find one that was naturally colorful. I was really surprised to learn that Chartreuse is colored its fluorescent green color with herbs, not poison. Ooh goody – green slime drink! But, alas, once at the liquor store, I found that it is prohibitively expensive for a gal like me. So I settled for a pomegranate liqueur that was not only Red 40-free, but also on sale for only $18. Perfect. Now that I knew what color it would be, I had to come up with some awesome, wicked, gross-out name. Bumbaclot!
And since the word is Jamaican, obviously I had to use rum. I don’t normally drink rum EVER, since my first experience getting shit-faced drunk at age 15 consisted of downing ten rum shots and chasing them with rum and coke. Brilliant. Just Brilliant. Needless to say, I passed out in the driveway and woke up the next morning with dry heaves galore.
But I figured, “What the hell? It’s Halloween.” So I got rum.
Long story short, I present to you The Bumbaclot. A Halloween drink that is sure to become a classic.
For two fancy servings:Print
An original Halloween cocktail recipe
- Yield: 2 1x
- 4 ounces white rum
- 2 ounces pomegranate liqueur (or other red boozy stuff)
- 1 ounce lime juice
- Ginger ale
- 2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses (leave this out if you can’t find it. It might be hard. I’m sorry. Or you could substitute strawberry jam!)
- Fresh, grated ginger
- Put a teaspoon of pomegranate molasses (or jam! I truly am brilliant!) in the bottom of your glasses.
- Shake the rum, liqueur and lime juice together with ice.
- Pour carefully over the molasses (or jam!) so as not to stir up your blood clot too much.
- Top it off with as much ginger ale as you like, or will fit.
- Grate some ginger over the top.
- Garnish with a band-aid or tampon. JUST KIDDING.
Try this with my other Halloween recipe: Marshmallow Ghosties!