Halloween Cocktail: The “Full Moon” Cocktail

The Full Moon Cocktail

This Halloween cocktail is one of my all-time favorites. A spin on the traditional Dark and Stormy, this drink reminds me of that moment in werewolf movies when you look up at the moon and the clouds clear away and you have that oh-sh*t moment as you realize that it’s a full moon.

This drink is that oh-sh*t moment.

Keep reading for the full recipe – it makes one drink.


  • Ice
  • 1/2 cup of ginger beer (FYI diet does not work as well as regular)
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons of dark rum (1.5 fluid ounces)
  • 1 wedge of lime


In a highball or champagne flute with ice in it, combine the ginger beer and fresh lime juice. Add the dark rum very slowly on top of it (to guarantee that it floats, turn a spoon upside down just above the ginger beer and slowly pour the dark rum over the spoon). Garnish with a lime wedge and serve!