Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails

Darth Mauled Pomegranate Cider

Image: Tim Nusog

This warm, spicy drink from Brendan Costello at Burke’s Public House in Chicago is delicious enough to make even Grand Moff Tarkin grin with giddy pleasure. Plus, for the shaker-challenged, it’s pretty simple to whip up. “It’s so easy to make, you’re basically using the Force to do it for you,” says Costello.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “May the Fourth Be with You with These 'Star Wars' Cocktails.”



  1. In a small saucepan, add the juice, cider and spice.

  2. Cook on medium heat and let the mixture simmer for 10 minutes until fragrant. Remove the mulling bag.

  3. Pour into a mug, and add 1 shot of rum or whiskey per drink.