HI Now hosts gear up for Halloween with Red Rum Cocktail

Try the festive recipe at home!

Halloween is just around the corner, and while the kids have all the fun dressing up and eating candy, this special cocktail is a treat for the adults! HI Now hosts Kanoe Gibson and Kainoa Carlson are in the kitchen learning how to make the Red Rum cocktail from Bartender Ben Flores at the HI Brau Room. And now you too can try your hand at making this festive drink at home!

Recipe – Red Rum Cocktail:


1 Heavy handful of dry Hibiscus flowers

1.5 oz KoHana Kea

1.5 oz Belle de Brillet (you can also substitute with pear juice from a can of pears if you like)

0.75 oz Cinnamon Syrup (equal parts water and sugar in a pot with three cinnamon sticks brought to a boil and set aside to cool)

0.5 oz Fresh Lemon Juice

10 dashes Angostura Bitters



1) Combine ingredients in a shaker tin

2) Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass (or over rocks)

3) Garnish with fresh grated cinnamon.

4) Enjoy!

You know what they say… all work and no play, and all that.

Looking for more cocktail recipes? The HI Now hosts also tried this Apple Pie Cocktail that’s perfect for the Fall season! When it comes to Autumn, the season isn’t just about sweet coffees and desserts. Fall flavors also lend themselves to some pretty tasty whiskey cocktails! So if you’re looking to spice up date night at home, check out this simple recipe from Bartender Daniel Bruce at Ruth’s Chris Steak House.


Looking for some more Halloween fun? Check out these segments from Ka Makana Alii and Dukin’ Hawaii:

Pick up spooky treats from Dunkin’ Hawaii perfect for Halloween – Kainoa makes a Pumpkin Spice Latte

Create a Halloween party for your family with Ka Makana Ali’i – Go shopping with Kanoe!