With Halloween around the corner, it’s the perfect time to dive into drinks that match the mood, and the “Witchful Thinking” cocktail does just that. I’ve partnered with Bacardi to showcase their iconic Bacardi Superior Rum by mixing it in with some Halloween-themed cocktail recipes for this spooky season.
At first glance, you might think it’s all about that spooky green color, perfect for themed parties. But it’s more than just a pretty face in a glass. What sets “Witchful Thinking” apart is its unique blend of flavors.
So, let’s get straight into mixing this recipe up!
As mentioned, the base of this cocktail is rum, Bacardi Superior Rum in particular. A spirit known for its versatility, light rum lends a delicate sweetness to the cocktail. It’s not too overpowering, providing a smooth base that ties all the other ingredients together.
Now, mixing in the Midori Liqueur is where the true magic happens. Midori, a bright green liqueur, gives “Witchful Thinking” its vibrant, mystical hue. This liqueur is known for its melon taste, which brings a sweet but slightly tart note to the cocktail. These attributes compliment the additions of both pineapple and lemon juice so effortlessly.
The pineapple juice balances out the sweetness of the Midori while the lemon juice provides a naturally refreshing edge to the mixture. The last honorable mention has to be the sour apple Schnapps, and by looking at that green hue you can tell it’s a great addition. The taste of this liqueur captures the tartness of a green apple, but with a candied flavor to it which helps in sweetening the mixture in a really delicious way.
The Witchful Thinking recipe itself is super easy to mix up, but the presentation of this cocktail is the scene-stealer. I went ahead and rimmed a lowball glass with black lava salt. This rim not only makes the drink visually striking, but it also provides a contrasting taste. Black lava salt, with its earthy undertones, introduces a slight mineral flavor. When you take a sip, this salt pairs beautifully with the fruity notes, enhancing the overall drinking experience.
Step 1: Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice and shake until well combined.
Step 2: Rim glass with lemon juice and black lava salt.
Step 3: Strain mixture into prepared glass over ice.
This Witchful Thinking cocktail is unlike any recipe I’ve whipped up before. While each ingredient has its own charm, together they create a blend of sweet, tart, fruity, and slightly salty notes. I also love that its a cocktail that can be enjoyed anytime of year.
In simpler words, imagine a tropical beach party meeting a haunted Halloween bash. That’s “Witchful Thinking” for you. It’s fun, it’s flavorful, and it definitely stands out in a crowd.
So, the next time you’re looking for a drink that’s a conversation starter, give Witchful Thinking a go!