Halloween is just around the corner and that means it’s time to start thinking about what cocktails you’ll be mixing up for your party. This Black Raven Cocktail is perfect for spooking your friends and family!
It’s made with dark rum and Jägermeister, two liqueurs that are sure to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.
So grab your ingredients and get ready to mix up a batch of this delicious drink!
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Black Raven Cocktail
The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions and to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required as well as understand the steps and timings involved.
This gorgeous jet-black cocktail is of course perfect for Halloween, but it would work as a signature cocktail for a variety of different themes including Disney Villains, or more specifically, Maleficent as she has a pet raven called Diablo.
Naturally, it’s the perfect color for a Black Magic theme or even a Witch theme.
But ultimately, it has to be for a gothic, Edgar Allen Poe-themed Halloween party. After all, his most famous poem is “The Raven”…
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—
Only this and nothing more.”
For more party inspiration, make sure you check out my 31 Wicked Good Halloween Party Themes! Right-click and open a new tab to read after this post.
Ingredients Used In This Black Raven Cocktail
For your convenience, I’ve linked any specialized ingredients needed for this recipe to Amazon below.
This cocktail is shaken, but don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.
More Halloween Cocktails To Make
Want to make more cocktails for Halloween? I think you’re going to love these ones:
- Green Wicked Witch Cocktail
- Voodoo Cocktail
- Toxic Waste Cocktail
- Purple Shimmering Maleficent Cocktail
Halloween Treats To Enjoy
Need to make something good to eat with your drinks? Try one of these recipes:
I’ve got 50+ freakishly good Halloween Recipes for you to try out too – right-click and open in a new tab to read next.
Black Raven Cocktail Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and especially transforming the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers (and kids if suitable) can enjoy the drink too!
Virgin Black Raven Mocktail (non-alcoholic)
So that non-drinkers can enjoy this wicked dark drink, it’s as simple as adding black food coloring and shimmering dust to Coke and garnishing with a red cherry.
You can add some spice back to the drink for adults by using Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup as a replacement for the rum.
I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are lots of flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.
To make a Black Raven Mocktail, follow the recipe card, but replace the alcoholic elements with the syrup suggested above.
I haven’t made the mocktail version, so I recommend adding the syrups to taste as they may add a sweetness that you may not necessarily get from alcoholic liqueurs.
Frozen Black Raven
Want to turn this cocktail into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze! You could do the same with the mocktail version too.
Black Raven Party Punch
Want to make this black cocktail for a crowd? It’s so easy! Here’s how to do it!
As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug, etc.,) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to.
Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice to keep the cocktail chilled. Add maraschino cherries in there too.
You could also skewer the fruit onto cocktail picks for guests to garnish their glasses of drink.
Speaking of which, place cocktail glasses in the bar/serving area along with a filled ice bucket, stirrers, straws, and cocktail decorations if suitable!
To make a big batch of Black Raven Party Punch, mix together:
- 2 parts Jägermeister
- 2 parts Spiced Rum
- Black Food Coloring – enough to achieve the desired color
- Silver Cake Shimmer – enough to achieve the desired effect
- Coca-Cola – top up with as much as you like
This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence.
Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.
How Do I Make A Black Raven Cocktail?
Just check out the recipe card below with all the ingredients and instructions. You can print the card out too (don’t worry, any pics don’t print to save your ink!).
- 2 oz Jägermeister
- 2 oz Spiced Rum
- 2 tsp Silver Cake Shimmer
- Black Food Coloring
- Maraschino Cherries, to garnish
- Place Jägermeister, rum, cake shimmer, a drop of black food coloring, and ice into a cocktail shaker.
- Shake well until combined.
- Pour into a glass filled with ice and top up with Coca-Cola.
- Add maraschino cherries to garnish.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 36mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 26gProtein: 0g
This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.
Printable Halloween Escape Rooms
Escape Rooms have exploded in popularity over the past few years, but why not bring the experience to your home this Halloween with a printable Escape Room? The games can be printed and set up in just 20 minutes, so you can enjoy the fun.
Halloween Party Game Ideas!
In fact, at just $49, you save 60% – that’s a discount of $76, to be precise. Amazing value!
The four kits included in the box are (which you can buy individually if you prefer):
- Envy Murder Mystery – A 1920s Gatsby-style murder mystery game of debaucherous luxury and deadly feuds. Get ready for a night of velvet gloves, blood-stained.
- Lost Mummy – Get ready to unearth Egypt’s ancient secrets as your crew investigates the mystery of the Lost Mummy.
- Rebel Revolt Spy Mission – Your crew of specialists will need their wits about them if there’s any chance of breaking into the evil government’s W.A.R. facility.
- Escape Room Z – Your living room’s about to be invaded by the living dead. What do they want? Your pizza, of course…
But that’s not all! You’ll also get the following:
- The Skulls Party Game – This poster and prop pack adds some atmosphere to your party, and it comes with a custom Skulls card game to challenge your crew with.
- Exclusive BONUS Puzzles – Made by gamers, for gamers! (You can even make your own!) Make sure to grab your Halloween-exclusive extras before they disappear into the mist…
- Ancient Treasure Maps – Create a frightful scavenger hunt where X marks the (your!) grave site.
Make It A Meal!
The beverage is covered, but what about other dishes to make this recipe into a full meal? Here are my suggestions!
- Appetizer: Pumpkin Hummus
- Main Dish: Oven-Roasted Apple & Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash
- Dessert: Pumpkin Pie Crème Brûlée
There are 500+ Recipes on The Purple Pumpkin Blog for you to enjoy! Please feel free to check them out too.
The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog and is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!