Jumbie Ghost Cocktail

With Halloween coming up, I thought I’d post a recipe for a “jumbie” drink.  “Jumbie” is a Caribbean term for a ghost that is trapped in a state of limbo or purgatory.


2 oz. spiced rum

1⁄2 oz. maple syrup

1⁄4 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice (about half a lime)

1⁄4 oz. apple cider

1⁄8 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 stick cinnamon, for garnish


In a shaker, add all the ingredients, except for cinnamon stick, along with 1⁄2 cup of ice.  Shake vigorously to dissolve ground cinnamon.  Pour the mixture along with ice into an old-fashioned glass to serve. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.