I think it’s been well-established here that I love spooky Halloween cocktails, so it should come as no surprise that I’ve concocted yet another delicious Halloween cocktail recipe for my collection – this time, a Shimmery Purple Bat Cocktail complete with edible eyeballs!
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Our shimmery bat cocktail is a fun addition to any Halloween plans. It’s well-balanced with a understated sweetness and cherry-citrus flavor.
I love the touch of glamour and whimsy from the sparkly glitter which draws guests in to take a closer look – and then they notice a pair of eyeballs staring up at them from their drink! (And the eyeballs taste great, too!)
Have you ever noticed that the Bacardi Rum mark is a bat? (Right there in that red circle at the top of the label. See, I told you!)
The Bacardi bat served as my inspiration for this delicious and easy cocktail – I love the symbolism, especially with Halloween and the bat’s notorious transformations.
Here’s hoping this Shimmery Bat Cocktail transforms your night into an extra spirited evening!
Tip: I often order my liquor from Drizly because they have a quick delivery time (sometimes within 40 minutes) and no expensive mark-ups. Purchasing from them supports local retailers, too. You can order the Rum and Blue Curaçao needed for this recipe from them.
To see just how easy this cocktail is to make, check out our video below and then scroll down to grab your free recipe printable!
Ingredients for Shimmery Purple Cocktail
- Bacardi Superior
- Blue Curaçao
- Silver cake glitter
- Lychees, canned preferably
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: grenadine is maraschino cherry syrup – use it for a sweet cocktail, or a sour red liquor for a sweet and sour cocktail.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Liquid measure
- Cocktail shaker <– this is a great deal, gets you the cocktail shaker, jigger and cocktail spoon
- Small spoon
- Cocktail picks
I really loved using my gorgeous Omishome Bartending Kit to make this recipe. The pretty bamboo holder contains all of the tools you need to make perfect cocktails, and those pretty gold tools add a touch of class to your home bar set-up.
How to Make a Purple Bat Cocktail
Assemble your edible eyeballs by placing a blueberry in the pit-opening of the lychee.
Skewer through the fruit eyeball with a cocktail pick. Make a second eyeball for a spooky pair. Place in cocktail glass.
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add in the rum, blue curaçao and grenadine. Shake or stir to completely mix and cool, then strain out half into each cocktail glass.
Add 1/2 teaspoon of edible glitter to each glass and stir to dissolve.
Grab your free printable for our Purple Bat Cocktail recipe:
- 3 oz Bacardi Superior
- 2 oz blue curaçao
- 1/2 to 1 oz grenadine or sour red liquor
- Silver cake glitter
- 4 Lychees, canned preferably
- 4 blueberries
- Assemble your edible eyeballs by placing a blueberry in the pit-opening of the lychee.
- Skewer through the fruit eyeball with a cocktail pick. Make a second eyeball for a spooky pair. Place in cocktail glass.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add in the rum, blue curaçao and grenadine. Shake or stir to completely mix and cool, then strain out half into each cocktail glass.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of edible glitter to each glass and stir to dissolve.
- Makes 2.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 93mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 1g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.