What’s more seductive than the lure of the vampire? Vampire mythology has been around since time immemorial; so, it’s no wonder they keep reappearing in pop culture.
Vampires embrace the fleetingness of life as they do death. So, why not live in the moment and get your hemoglobin pumping red-hot with these devilish elixirs. Enjoy these cocktails in the quiet solitude of the candlelight or at your next vampire inspired party. You never know who might turn up on your doorstep …
Vampire Kiss Martini
Open your throat to the vampire’s kiss with this delightful drink
* 1 1/2 oz Finlandia Vodka
* 1 1/2 oz Korbel Champagne
* 3/4 oz Chambord black raspberry liqueur
* Red sugar for rimming
Rim the glass with red sugar (use food coloring) or drop in a set of wax vampire teeth for a real surprise. Pour vodka and half of the Chambord in a martini glass. Top with Champagne. Pour the remaining Chambord over the back of a spoon to make it float.
Take a sip of this bloody brew and your life will never be the same!
* 1.5 oz vodka
* 1.5 oz pomegranate juice
* 1.5 oz blood orange juice (1 blood orange)
* 1 tablespoon agave syrup
* 1 lime wedge
Mix all ingredients in martini shaker with ice. Squeeze blood orange and lime wedge. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and sugar coated blood orange slice.
Feeling a bit … dead? This cocktail simply to die for!
* 1 1/2 oz brandy
* 3/4 oz Calvados or other apple brandy
* 3/4 oz sweet vermouth
Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Stir well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Want to spice things up? Be bold and enjoy this classic cocktail. Watch out, it has bite.
* 3 oz tomato juice
* 1 1/2 oz vodka
* 1/2 oz lemon juice
* 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce
* Celery salt
* Ground pepper
* Hot pepper sauce to taste
* Celery stalk,pickle spear for garnish
Lemon and/or lime wedge for garnish
Build the liquid ingredients in a highball glass over ice cubes. Mix well. If you feel like trying a fun mixing technique, try rolling this one. Add the seasonings to taste. Garnish with the lemon and/or lime wedge and celery stalk.
Enjoy this delectable cocktail by the light of the full moon.
* 300ml medium dry Cider
* 1 tbsp brown sugar
* A pinch of ground Cinnamon
* A pinch of grated Nutmeg
* 1 measure of Apple Brandy
* 1 tsp of Single Cream
Pour Cider into a saucepan with the sugar, Cinnamon and Nutmeg and heat until sugar dissolves. Pour into a warm, heat-proof glass and stir in the Brandy. Float the single cream on top.
Would you accept the kiss of immortality? Take a sip if you dare.
* 1 oz gin
* 4 oz red cranberry juice
* 1 oz club soda
* 1 lime wedge
Fill a rocks glass with ice cubes. Add the gin and cranberry juice to the glass. Add the club soda, garnish with a lime wedge and stir the drink
Serve your Vampire cocktails in Gothic Glassware - available here
Wrap your lips around this juicy drink, and enjoy the devil’s dark embrace.
* 1.5 oz cherry juice
* 1.5 oz Cachaca
* 3.4 oz ginger liqueur
* 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
* 3/4 oz soda water
Combine cachaca, ginger liqueur, cherry and lime juice in cocktail shaker. Shake with ice and strain into glass. Float soda water on top and garnish with lime zest!
This cocktail is so rich and simple, you’ll swoon in ecstasy after one sip of this vampire’s delight.
* 2 oz rum
* 1 banana
* 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Combine the rum, banana and ice cream in a blender. Swirl grenadine around the inside of two champagne glasses and pour the ice cream beverage inside! Enjoy.
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