This jet-black Raven Cocktail is made with Jägermeister and rum and is an fantastic drink to serve at Halloween parties!
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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 and 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 Witchy 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.”
Check out 31 Wicked Good Halloween Party Themes
Ingredients Used In This Cocktail
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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.
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Black Raven Cocktail Variations
I like to try and give variations on the cocktails shared on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and especially turning 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 a this wicked dark drink, it’s as simply as adding black food coloring and shimmer dust to Coke and garnishing with a red cherry.
You can add some spice back to the drink for adults by using a 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 desired color
- Silver Cake Shimmer – enough to achieve 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 full 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.
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
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