Jack-O’Blast. Yes, that’s the name. It’s Captain Morgan’s new limited edition pumpkin spiced rum, and I got to try it this week, courtesy of the brand. It has those fall flavors – cinnamon, spices and real pumpkin – and it’s so smooth. THIS is what to drink at your Halloween parties this weekend.
For me, I’m not very festive during Halloween (…it’s just too hyped up. I mean, we’re not even getting free candy anymore!), but this is a great way to hide your disdain for the holiday, and smooth over your scrooge-like exterior with some surface-level holiday cheer.
Here are four easy ways to use Jack-O’Blast in your Halloween cocktail. Warning: they get increasingly lazy as you go:
Seemingly fancy (I just love the illusion of fanciness), this is a cool, festive punch to have available at a Halloween party. Everyone helps themselves!
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast
2 oz. orange juice
1 oz. cranberry juice
Optional: 1 oz. club soda topper
Lemon wedge – squeezed
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a glass filled with ice, stir and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Pumpkin Spice Hot Toddy
For the chill Halloween party, or a night in, use the rum in a soothing Hot Toddy. Substitute the whiskey for the rum, and snuggle up.
1 oz (2 tablespoons) Jack-O’Blast rum
1 tablespoon honey
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup boiling-hot water
Directions: Put rum, honey and lemon into a mug. Pour boiling-hot water over the ingredients and allow the honey to melt.
Frat-Guy on Halloween
Yes, this one goes out to the classic frat guys who do Halloween in the laziest way possible. It still counts as festive!
1 oz. Jack-O’Blast shot
4 oz. Lager
Directions: Drop shot of Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast in a glass of lager beer and enjoy.
Un-Basic Pumpkin Spiked Latte
Literally buy or make a latte, and put a shot (or two) of Jack-O’Blast in it. Not kidding. This “Pumpkin Spiked Latte” is the perfect pre-game as you get dressed in your way-too-expensive costume.
Have you tried Jack-O’Blast? If not, grab a bottle and be the most festive person at your Halloween party.