Vampire Cocktail

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People will stare when you serve this spooky Vampire Cocktail this Halloween. It looks gory, but tastes amazing!
People will stare when you serve this spooky Vampire Cocktail this Halloween. It looks gory, but tastes amazing!

People will stare when you serve this spooky Vampire Cocktail this Halloween. It looks gory, but tastes amazing!
Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

I have to admit, I had a lot of fun making this cocktail.  First of all, I love every ingredient in this drink.  That’s always priority number one.  But to make something look gory and disgusting, yet taste awesome, just tickles me pink.

Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Who knew some raspberry puree cooked with sugar would turn out looking just like blood?  This stuff tasted so good.  If you’re wondering where I found the syringes, I had to look no further than one of those big Halloween superstores that pop up everywhere this time of year.  They came in a six pack and I plan on making this cocktail every Halloween from now until forever.

Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Here’s a funny to brighten your day:

Why is a vampire a good person to take out for meals?  Because he eats necks to nothing.  Get it?  Ha!

Allow me to go through the process of making this drink.  First you shake the vodka and amaretto with some ice to get it nice and cold.  Then you stir in the OJ and club soda and pour it over ice.  This would be a pretty boring drink at this point if it weren’t for the spooky bat with the glowing red eyes in the background, don’t you agree?

Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Suck (get it? vampire – suck) up an ounce of the chilled raspberry puree into each syringe and stick it in the glass.  Restrain yourself from squeezing the puree into each glass because its so darn fun.  Don’t deprive your guests of this pleasure.

Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Give it a good squeeze.  Ewwwww.

Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Give it a stir.  I’ve watched enough Dexter and True Blood to freely admit that I was pretty darn pleased with myself in making this drink look like it has blood in it.  Well done, Krissy.  I can mark that one off my bucket list.

Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

Lastly, empty those syringes into the other drinks.  You have to admit, its pretty fascinating.

Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

My husband always likes me to credit him on his ideas.  Ladies and gentlemen, it was his idea for me to shoot from above and he was 100% right.  Not only was it a cool angle because you can see more of our sweet bat, but the sweetened raspberry puree really looks like blood in the photo below.  So, if you feel nauseated right now, you can thank him.

Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

I’m not lying when I tell you this drink tastes really good.  I guarantee it will be the hit of any Halloween party.

Vampire Cocktail | Self Proclaimed Foodie

If you can’t find the syringes at your local party store, you can always get them on amazon:

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VAMPIRE COCKTAIL
 
People will stare when you serve this spooky Vampire Cocktail this Halloween. It looks gory, but tastes amazing!
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Recipe type: cocktail
Yields: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 cups raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces vodka
  • 2 ounces amaretto
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • 6 ounces club soda
  • 4 plastic syringes
Instructions
  1. Puree the raspberries in a blender or food processor. Press the puree through a fine mesh strainer to separate the pulp from the seeds. Discard the seeds.
  2. Combine the puree with the sugar in a small saucepan over medium high heat. Stir frequently and cook until mixture darkens and thickens, about 10 minutes. Chill until ready to use.
  3. Add vodka and amaretto to a shaker with ice and shake until very cold, about 20 seconds. Stir in orange juice and club soda. Pour into iced glasses.
  4. Fill syringes with equal parts of the raspberry syrup and place in glasses before serving.
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Comments

  1. Keisha says

    I will definitely try this for an adult party but I would love to know how to incorporate this into a drink for my daughter’s Halloween party!! this would be so cool!

    • spfoodie says

      Hi Keisha, Just omit the alcohol and replace with juice/soda. The sweetened raspberry puree is what makes the drink! -Krissy

  2. Julia says

    Hi! This looks amazing! I have a nut allergy though so I unfortunately cannot use Amaretto, do you have any other suggestions? Thanks so much!

    • spfoodie says

      Hi Julia, You can just omit the Amaretto completely and it will still taste great. The sweetened raspberry puree is the real star here! -Krissy

    • spfoodie says

      Hi June! I used Absolut vodka and Disaronno amaretto. Since its a mixed drink and the sweetened raspberry puree is the real star, I think you can go with any brand and be happy with it! -Krissy

  3. Ellie says

    Where did you get the syringes from? I have three “shots” which are basically 3 ounce syringes but, as I said, I only have three and I’d love to be able to serve a huge tray of these drinks at once!

    • Krissy says

      Hi Ellie, I found them at one of those pop up Halloween mega stores last October. I’m sure you can order them online as well. -Krissy

  4. Erin says

    It’s probably tasty, but I think we have enough non-biodegradable hospital waste to contend with, without playing with it in a cocktail.

    • Krissy says

      Probably true, but I’m willing to be the sweetened raspberry puree is much more delicious than your run-of-the-mill non-biodegradable hospital waste. 🙂 -Krissy

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