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Voldemort’s Dark Serum…the “spookiest” of Halloween cocktails, but also one of the simplest. 100% inspired by the Harry Potter series, this drink is DANGEROUSLY DELICIOUS…and definitely up to no good! A simple mix of pomegranate juice, tequila, Chambord (raspberry liquor), lemon, and warming sage. Simply shake and pour over ice. Each drink is topped off with bubbly ginger beer and smoking sage for a sweet and smoky finish. It’s both eerie and warming, perfect for the cool nights ahead.

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BOO!!

Welcome back to the official start of the HBH Fall/Holiday Cocktail Saturday series. I am one week later than I had hoped, but better late than never! And you guys!? I AM SO EXCITED to be back. Starting today we’ll have a new cocktail up on Saturdays throughout the remainder of the year. It’s always an ambitious task, but a fun one for sure. I’m kicking Cocktail Saturday off with my favorite spooky drink yet. I’ve been way too excited to share this drink with you guys.

It’s good, it’s easy, and it’s certainly extra spooky 👻

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So let’s recap just what Cocktail Saturdays are. These posts are meant to be fun…but also short and sweet. No rambling from me, just lots of cocktail photos and a delicious drink recipe for your weekend pleasure.

It feels very fitting to start Spooky Cocktail Saturday…all the October drinks…with a dark and moody cocktail. Yesterday would have been my Nonnie’s 80th birthday. The cool thing about my grandma? She loved Halloween. She would go all out every year with fun decorations, candles, and cocktails too. My grandparent’s house was known for having the very best Halloween candy on the block (don’t lose your reputation Grandpa!). My nonnie made Halloween the most special holiday and I love that she passed her love of all things “spooky” onto me. I know she’d surely love this fun cocktail.

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As I mentioned, the cocktail is inspired by Harry Potter, but also Tom Riddle, or Lord Voldemort himself. It’s dark and magical…and all things good.

It’s a mix of some of my autumn favorites, but with a twist. A splash of pomegranate juice, a little tequila (or Mezcal), a dash of Chambord (raspberry liquor), lemon, sage for warmth, maple for sweetness, and topped off with ginger beer. This is sweet, smoky, and all things cozy, but also gives off the spookiest of Halloween vibes. To give the drink a little smokiness, I finished each drink off with a smoking sage leaf. It’s mostly just fun for presentation, but it does infuse the drink with hints of fresh sage.

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Saturday nights in October are all about spooky cocktails, Halloween decorating, and Harry Potter movie marathons. So excited!

Oh, and please let me know your drink requests for the coming months ahead!

PS. I got the skull glasses on Williams-Sonoma. You can order them here.

Voldemort’s Dark Serum | halfbakedharvest.com

Voldemort’s Dark Serum | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other Halloween Harry Potter Drinks? Here are a few ideas: 

The Deathly Hallows Cocktail

Death Eater Negroni

The Hermione Granger Cocktail

The Half Blood Prince Cocktail

Lastly, if you make Voldemort’s Dark Serum be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Voldemort’s Dark Serum

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 1 drink
Calories Per Serving: 280 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Combine the pomegranate juice, tequila, Chambord, orange bitters, lemon juice, maple syrup, and sage in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake to combine. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Top with ginger beer.
    2. Garnish with fresh sage. If desired light on fire for a smoky effect. BOO!

Voldemort’s Dark Serum Punch

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 280 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 8 ounces silver tequila or Mezcal
  • 4 ounce Chambord (raspberry liquor)
  • 4 dashes orange bitters
  • juice from 2 small lemons
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup using more or less to taste
  • 8 fresh sage leaves, plus more for serving
  • 2 (12 ounce) bottles ginger beer

Instructions

  • 1. In a pitcher, combine the pomegranate juice, tequila, Chambord, orange bitters, lemon juice, maple syrup, and sage. Chill until ready to serve.
    2. Just before serving, add ice. Top off with ginger beer.
    3. Serve each drink over ice and garnish with fresh sage. If desired light on fire for a smoky effect. BOO!

Notes

Skull Glasses: are from Williams-Sonoma. Oder them here

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  1. I’m going on vacation with some friends and we decided to come up with a few non-alcoholic cocktails. I think we need drinks with deep, strong flavors that encourage sipping — this recipe looks perfect. My question is, do you have any flavors or any substitutes for the alcohol that you recommend? Otherwise, I’m guessing we just adjust the primary ingredients to taste. Any suggestions?

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