“Summon the Spirits” Cocktail

Midsummer Scream’s pop-up event “Awaken the Spirits” happens this weekend. Being one of the many unable to celebrate in person, I decided to brew up my own means of awakening the spirits at home with a very special “Summon the Spirits” cocktail. This tropical-inspired concoction brings all the spooky vibes with an orange color and ease to transform into a family friendly version. This cocktail is sure to become a Summerween favorite!

It was especially important to me to make this a fun cocktail that could become something for all ages. It has a good dose of ingredients, but I promise that they’re well worth the search. On the note of fun elements…

Summon the Spirits cocktail ingredients

What Summer Halloween event cocktail would be complete without using a Midsummer Scream souvenir from years past? You can pick any rocks or mai tai glass, but if you have a Black Cat tiki mug from Midsummer Scream 2019, it makes this cocktail an extra dose of fun.

“Summon the Spirits” Cocktail

Servings: 1 cocktail


  • Cocktail Shaker with strainer
  • Midsummer Scream 2019 Black Cat mug (optional)


  • 2 oz Deadhead 6 year rum
  • 2 oz Passion fruit juice
  • 1 oz Dragon fruit nectar
  • 1 oz Sour mix
  • 1/2 oz Triple sec
  • 1/4 oz Falernum
  • Dry Ice (optional)


  • Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker & shake
  • Strain into Black Cat mug over ice
  • Enjoy!


To Make Family Friendly:

  • Leave out rum
  • Substitute triple sec for orange juice
  • Substitute falernum for orgeat/almond syrup

Want to up the spook factor to your “Summon the Spirits” cocktail? Get some dry ice capsules and add to your drink vessel before pouring your drink from the cocktail shaker then watch the eerie fog set the mood.

Will you be attending Midsummer Scream’s Awaken the Spirits?

I would love to hear about your experience! Please be sure to share your favorite moments with me in the comments.

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