People will stare when you serve this spooky Vampire Cocktail this Halloween. It looks gory, but tastes amazing!
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.
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.
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?
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.
Give it a good squeeze. Ewwwww.
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.
Lastly, empty those syringes into the other drinks. You have to admit, its pretty fascinating.
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.
I’m not lying when I tell you this drink tastes really good. I guarantee it will be the hit of any Halloween party.
- 2 cups raspberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 ounces vodka
- 2 ounces amaretto
- 2 ounces orange juice
- 6 ounces club soda
- 4 plastic syringes
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Fill syringes with equal parts of the raspberry syrup and place in glasses before serving.