If you are looking for a little spooky and at the same time a simple lemonade cocktail with coconut rum and raspberry puree, then you should this one. Got the jitters yet? This is not for the lighthearted. But looks can be deceiving, because this one has hell of a tasty and is a refreshing cocktail
This is spiked lemonade, you can make this with any kind of rum, dark, white or coconut rum. I choose coconut rum.
Coconut Rum Cocktail with lemonade is a deliciously refreshing beverage with tropical flavors. Lemonade goes hands in hand.
Give spooky touch with addition of raspberry or strawberry puree.
You need following ingredients to make this delicious drink
Lemonade: You can use homemade or store-bought lemonade.
Raspberry puree: I used frozen raspberry, you can use fresh raspberry too
Coconut rum: For this recipe Largo Bay coconut rum is used, you can use any favorite coconut rum
See recipe card for quantities.
How to make this spooky Raspberry lemonade cocktail ?
Add lemonade and rum first and then mix and transfer to serving glass with ice and pour raspberry puree.
You can make this delicious cocktail in three steps.
First make raspberry puree by blending frozen raspberry and strain to remove the seeds .
Mix coconut rum and lemonade and then add it to glass with crushed ice. Top with raspberry puree.
Garnish with a fresh raspberry, basil leaves and lemon wheel.
Can I use any rum to make this cocktail?
Yes, off course, you can use any kind of rum.
Rum was first created in the Caribbean and made with sugar cane juice and molasses and is become popular worldwide.
Dark rum: A lemonade is a good choice for dark rum. However dark rum is better to drink as such .
White rum : Limeade is a good choice with white rum. White rum is delicious with cocktail.
Coconut rum which is used in this recipe. It's composed of white rum flavored with coconut extract. White rum has a light, transparent color with a soft sweetness and a light-bodied composition.
Do I need to use raspberry, or any other fruit will work with this recipe?
Yes, you can use any red berries, raspberry, or strawberry work well. Fresh cherry juice will also work still it will give a light tone .
I like to serve it in skull shaped tikki glass. You can get from here
Can I use homemade lemonade for this recipe?
Yes, you can use both homemade and storebought lemonade. If you are making bulk, it will be cheaper when you make it at home as you are paying for water in the storebought ones. Freshly squeezed lemon taste better than any premixed storebought one.
If you are planning for a Halloween party, you can make it in bulk. Just add ice and raspberry fruit puree at the time of serving and don’t mix it, so that it will give the spooky looks otherwise you will get uniform color.
Refrigerate the lemonade and rum and then mix in rest later.
Here are the few other Halloween cocktail you can make it for the party.
Spooky Raspberry Lemonade Cocktail
- Skull shaped beer mug
- 6 ounces ¾ cup homemade lemonade or purchased lemonade
- 2 ounces ¼ cup Coconut rum ( you can use any white or dark rum)
- Crushed Ice for serving (try clear ice)
- 2 ounces Raspberry puree
- Lemon slices and fresh raspberry and basil leaves for garnish
- First make raspberry puree using fresh or frozen raspberry . Strain for seed and set aside.
- In a glass mix lemonade and rum and pour it into serving glass with ice then garnish with
- Garnish with raspberry , basil leves and lemon wheel.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.