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!
Thanks for the recipe! Sounds delicious. You’re not drinking. You’re antioxidating! (Although, a couple of these and I’d see planets without your video.)
I’ve had pomegranate molasses on my shelf for a couple of years now. I drizzle it over (or under) roasted asparagus or broccoli instead of using balsamic vinegar. Also, it makes a great dip called “muhammara,” when you blend it with roasted red peppers, hot peppers, ground walnuts, cumin, and stuff.
Alton Brown (it figures) has a recipe for making homemade pomegranate molasses from juice, but I don’t have time for that.
GSF! Muhammara sounds good! Something else I’ve done with it is mix half and half with water and use that as grenadine in drinks, since there’s absolutely no pomegranate in grenadine anymore, just Red 40 and corn syrup. (Antioxidating! Good one!)
You said, ‘HEAD’. HEEEEEEEEEE!
This makes me want to have a big fat drink at the office! The use of pomegranate molasses as a blood clot is truly inspired. 🙂 and great costume!
My planets are wrinkly. haha. love your show
Thanks so much, Tony!
Made these this past weekend. Yum!
Tony! Thanks! Did you say the name over and over again as you got drunker and drunker? That’s what I did.
RazzClott… Girl… Wa Gwan…H…? Good to “See” you….. No Actually Great to See you..:)))).. That drink is “Ire” Girl… ;-)…
Do you think this recipe would work without the syrup (or jam)?
Definitely, Daniel! The syrup is really for effect. Have fun!