The Spooky Mulder – An X-Files Inspired Cocktail

Dooooo doooo deee dooo do doooooo!!! Budd aba budda ba baaaa!!! < —- (that’s me singing The X-Files intro!)

One of the first sci-fi genres I was introduced to was the X-Files. It seriously terrified me, and all the complex and governmental intrigue plot point went waaaay over my head at the time (I was only 8 years old when the pilot came out!) but it has always stuck with me as a creepy cool show that was fun to geek out over with friends at conventions!

The hubby and I are currently re-watching the series from the very start, and I decided to start making some fun recipes and cocktails inspired from some of our favorite series. (Making these book, movie and show inspired recipes used to be a hobby of mine long before  I had this blog!)

So lo and behold!! My very first X-Files inspired cocktail, The Spooky Mulder!

This cocktail was inspired off of the Pilot episode of Season 1, where we first become acquainted with Mulders nickname:

FBI AGENT: Are you familiar with an agent named Fox Mulder?

SCULLY: Yes, I am.

FBI AGENT: How so?

SCULLY: By reputation. He’s an Oxford educated Psychologist, who wrote a monograph on serial killers and the occult, that helped to catch Monty Props in 1988. Generally thought of as the best analyst in the violent crimes section. He had a nickname at the academy… Spooky Mulder.

The nickname Spooky Mulder pops up again and again throughout the series, with some especially memorable exchanges in the early episodes of the first season:

MULDER: So why didn’t they ask me?

SCULLY: They’re friends of mine from the academy, I’m sure they just felt more comfortable talking to me.

MULDER: Why would I make them so uncomfortable?

SCULLY: It probably has to do with your reputation.

MULDER: Reputation? I have a reputation?

SCULLY: Mulder, look. Colton plays by the book and you don’t. They feel your methods, your theories are…

MULDER: Spooky? Do you think I’m spooky?

I made this drink as a variation on a classic Dark ‘N’ Stormy – a highball cocktail invented in Bermuda just after World War I, made with dark rum and ginger beer.

In the United States, the name “Dark ‘N Stormy” is a trademark of Gosling Brothers Ltd of Bermuda. This means that in the US, legally to be called a Dark ‘N Stormy the drink must be made with Gosling Black Seal rum and ginger beer.

There are many wonderful variations on this tasty classic, but I thought I would try my hand at tweaking my own!

I chose to go with a variation on a Dark n Stormy because I liked that the dark rum float on the top gave the drink a spooky, mysterious and dark appearance, while the ginger beer gives it a light and sweet and approachable appearance underneath. I think it’s a perfect visual analogy of the character of Fox Mulder (although my husband says I am overthinking things, haha!)

Anyhoo, check it out and let me know what YOU think!

The Spooky Mulder Cocktail

½ cup ginger beer

2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

3 tablespoons black spiced rum

5-6 dashes of bitters

Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Pour in the ginger beer and lemon juice. Float the rum by pouring the rum over the top of an upside down spoon. Add the dashes of bitters on top, and serve!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

95 thoughts on “The Spooky Mulder – An X-Files Inspired Cocktail

  • 27 December, 2016 at 6:30 am
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    What a great idea! I must start rewatching this series again. I used to love it and it was all that everyone could talk about the next day!

    • 27 December, 2016 at 4:55 pm
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      Yeah, we are kind of addicted all over again right now.. we get so impatient because it is hard to watch with the kids around!!

  • 27 December, 2016 at 9:19 am
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    I would like to try this cocktail!!!
    Happy holidays beauty!
    Kisses, Paola.

    • 27 December, 2016 at 4:56 pm
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      Happy Holidays to you too Nina! Thanks for stopping by my blog! <3

  • 27 December, 2016 at 3:01 pm
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    Such fun and interesting idea fo a cocktail!
    Definitely to try! 😀
    xxx
    S

    • 27 December, 2016 at 4:57 pm
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      If you do give it a try, be sure to let me know what you think!

  • 27 December, 2016 at 3:08 pm
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    I grew up watching The X Files and have re-watched it several times in my life 😀 I started watching it secretly when I was around 10 perhaps? It scared me to bits, but at the same time it was so exciting 😀

    I love the cocktail idea. Gonna bookmark this for a geeky girls night in the future 😀

    • 27 December, 2016 at 4:58 pm
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      I dont know if you have Netflix, but it is currently on there! (That is where hubby and I have been watching it!) LOVE the idea of a geeky girls night!!!

    • 27 December, 2016 at 4:58 pm
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      It is so fun and tasty! We are quite smitten with it right now!

  • 27 December, 2016 at 5:50 pm
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    I am always up for a good cocktail, this one looks so good and great inspiration. Did you see the new season yet or waititng to see them all first?

    • 27 December, 2016 at 11:59 pm
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      I have not, actually!!! Waiting to catch up first… I just kind of forgot HOW MANY old episodes there were, lol!

  • 27 December, 2016 at 6:24 pm
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    I’ll keep this recipe in my mind, sounds like great drink 🙂 Hope you had amazing Christmas, dear 🙂

    • 27 December, 2016 at 11:59 pm
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      I did, it just keeps getting better and better each year with these little kiddos! <3

  • 27 December, 2016 at 9:03 pm
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    I sure could use that drink right about now! (lol) I watched the X-Files for a long time and loved that it was so creative and sort of spooky in a tiny way. It’s good that you can watch them all at one time. Hope your day is going well! Hugs…RO

    • 28 December, 2016 at 12:01 am
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      This really is a great drink for a binge marathon of the X-Files, haha… we seriously demolished TWO cases of ginger beer over the holiday with experimenting with this recipe, haha…

  • 27 December, 2016 at 11:16 pm
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    As an X-Files fan, I highly approve this post:D

    • 28 December, 2016 at 12:01 am
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      Hahaha, it has Emmys seals of approval! WIN! <3

  • 28 December, 2016 at 12:22 am
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    I love X Files! I find some of it so scary, but it’s so clever! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and happy new year!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • 28 December, 2016 at 2:48 am
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      Whats sad is, things I found scary as a teen, I STILL find scary now, haha…

  • 28 December, 2016 at 12:45 am
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    Oooo this too cool. Yeah I was a big X-Files fan. I heard that they were brining it back I thought it was coming or came out this year? The OA on Netflix is pretty good and Jillian Anderson was amazing in The Fall.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • 28 December, 2016 at 2:50 am
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      Yeah, I think thats why they brought it back on Netflix…. to get everyone all hyped up!

  • 28 December, 2016 at 2:06 am
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    Sounds delish and very festive. Love the X Files history and reference!
    Cheers!
    xx, Elle

    • 29 December, 2016 at 4:33 pm
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      Yeah, we ended up drinking these on Christmas with the family… great departure from the traditional Moscow Mule!

  • 28 December, 2016 at 3:08 am
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    I don’t think you overthought that at all, it seriously is a perfect representation of Spooky Mulder! So yummy too! My hubby and I have been trying out different mixed drinks and this one was especially tasty<3

    • 29 December, 2016 at 4:34 pm
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      YAY!!! Glad I am not overthinking things.. that is seriously one of my superpowers. haha! 😉

  • 28 December, 2016 at 11:57 am
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    This looks like a great drink! Gemma x

  • 28 December, 2016 at 5:48 pm
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    Hello! I have just subscribed! I liked this Dark’n’Stormy cocktail, although we cannot use this name… but I liked it anyway and I think that the colors are just like that, Dark ‘n’Stormy. It’s nice to prepare a cocktail based on a series, in this case, The X Files. I have watched a bit… though I know about Mulder and Scully – I just didn’t know about Spooky Mulder. That would be a perfect series for me, for the theme, but… I a a very scared person 🙂 so I knew that if I watched I would have sleepless nights and decided not to watch 🙁 I would like to wish you a great new year, with love, health, fun, luck! Thank you for your support and I am very glad we go to know each other this year! Hope you have a great new year!
    DenisesPlanet.com

    • 29 December, 2016 at 4:36 pm
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      Yay! Thank you for subscribing! I totally get being scared easily, I STILL cant watch some episodes through! I always find some lame excuse to go hide in the kitchen or something, haha! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope to see you around more often! <3 <3 <3

  • 28 December, 2016 at 8:25 pm
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    I am sooo intrigued by the fancy cocktails, yet my darn taste buds dislike liquor. Sooo….I am with you inspirit, enjoying this cocktail!

    • 29 December, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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      You dislike liquor?!?! Ya know.. that is not a bad thing at all, really. lol

  • 28 December, 2016 at 8:48 pm
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    Oh, I don’t drink alcohol! But I’m sure it is yummy!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    • 29 December, 2016 at 4:37 pm
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      It is pretty tasty, but good on you for abstaining!

  • 28 December, 2016 at 10:42 pm
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    I don’t drink alcohol these days… but this looks really tasty… xox

    I’ve never watched the X-Files… crazy I know, it sounds like I show I would like. There are very few new shows I like these days, I should look this one up and watch it from the beginning xox

    • 29 December, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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      Hey, its back on Netflix now! You should go check it out!

  • 29 December, 2016 at 7:36 am
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    I love ginger beer, now all I need to do is find a substitute for the rum which I cannot drink. All the best for 2017!

  • 29 December, 2016 at 8:49 am
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    Sounds good!
    I hope you enjoyed your holiday and you looking forward to the new year!

  • 29 December, 2016 at 3:16 pm
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    Haven’t seen the movies, but watched the show and enjoyed it. Love the name.

    • 29 December, 2016 at 4:40 pm
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      Show is waaaaaay better than the movies in my opinion… 😉

  • 29 December, 2016 at 5:33 pm
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    I wish you an amazing NYE and happy New Year, dear!

  • 29 December, 2016 at 6:57 pm
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    I watched the series when I was younger, like 14 or 15 (they did come out late in Germany), and enjoyed it. Haven’t thought about it in years though. And I don’t really drink alcoholic cocktails, but I like the idea of inspired drinks and food.

    • 30 December, 2016 at 6:15 pm
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      Yeah, I love making recipes from my favorite movies and shows.. planning on doing this much more in the future on this blog!

  • 29 December, 2016 at 7:00 pm
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    I love the X-Files, and the cocktail looks very nice! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Thank you so much for sharing. 🙂

    • 30 December, 2016 at 6:16 pm
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      Of course dear, thanks for stopping by my blog! <3

  • 30 December, 2016 at 5:27 am
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    What a creation, dear! That’s so innovative. I’m a fan of x-files too. xoxo

    Awesome pick, dear! You look fabulous! xoxo
    Awesome picks, dear! I’m in love with these outfits! xoxo

  • 30 December, 2016 at 8:05 am
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    this cocktail looks great 😀

    • 30 December, 2016 at 6:17 pm
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      Thanks sweetie! It was quite tasty!

  • 30 December, 2016 at 10:38 am
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    And it even looks brilliant!

    -Kati

    • 30 December, 2016 at 6:18 pm
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      Yeah, I LOVE recipes that call for a float on top!

    • 30 December, 2016 at 6:18 pm
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      Happy New Year to you too!! <3

    • 30 December, 2016 at 6:19 pm
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      Woohoo!!! X-Files marathon! <3

  • 30 December, 2016 at 7:19 pm
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    This was a funny post 🙂 With the intro music included 😉 ANd a yummy recipe! 🙂 Guess who is printing it and trying it out later on 😉

    • 31 December, 2016 at 3:50 pm
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      Hahaha, I was like, HOW TO OPEN THIS POST!??!?! I know! I shall SING!! lol. Glad you liked it! <3

  • 30 December, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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    This is such a creative idea, girlie! The flavors sounds delish and I love the look of the mix. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a joyful and prosperous New Year, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • 31 December, 2016 at 3:51 pm
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      Yeah, I am just smitting with how sexy this cocktail looks! Happy New Year to you too my dear! <3

  • 31 December, 2016 at 1:35 am
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    You know, I’ve actually never seen X Files. Not a single episode. But the cocktail sure does look delish!

    • 31 December, 2016 at 3:51 pm
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      Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!?! Its on Netflix now… go check it out!!

  • 1 January, 2017 at 12:09 am
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    I’ve never been fond of ginger beer but I might have been drinking it all wrong. This sounds yummy.

    Happy New Year!

    • 1 January, 2017 at 7:37 pm
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      Same here actually, this is quite literally the ONLY way I like it now! lol

  • 1 January, 2017 at 3:47 am
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    Wow! I’m going to try all these drink recipes. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Prosperous New Year!

  • 1 January, 2017 at 5:54 am
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    This definitely sounds like something I would love to try.

    • 1 January, 2017 at 7:39 pm
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      You should, and let me know what you think!!! <3

  • 1 January, 2017 at 12:04 pm
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    Hi Gingi! As a die-hard fan of The X Files, I was so excited to see this post with ‘spooky Mulder’ as your inspiration! I agree, Mulder has lots of layers and depth as a character, so it’s great you took this into consideration when creating your bespoke drink!

    I’d also like to wish you a very Happy New Year!

    Saba xx

    http://www.trulymadlydeeplyfashion.blogspot.com

    • 1 January, 2017 at 7:39 pm
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      Yay!! I am SO GLAD I didnt overthink this… eh, who am I kidding, overthinking these things is part of the fun!!! haha… Happy New Year!

  • 2 January, 2017 at 12:51 am
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    Hi Gingi – sounds and looks a great cocktail.
    Love the name too!

    Wishing you and yours a Happy 2017

    All the best Jan

    • 2 January, 2017 at 4:48 pm
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      Thanks Jan! Happy New year to you too dear!!! <3

  • 6 January, 2017 at 8:21 am
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    I would love to try this cocktail and above all i nee to see X-files 🙂

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