Thirsty Thursdays: Vampire's Kiss Cocktail

October 6, 2011

Having a goulish Halloween party?  Do you want to frighten your guests?  This vampire's kiss cocktail is festive drink to serve during Halloween.  The cocktail itself is flavored with cranberry and raspberry but the "vampire" aspect is a red candy rim around the glasses.  I bet you can guess what that's supposed to look like.

Vampire's Kiss Cocktail


1 ounce vodka
Pour all into cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into prepared martini glass.

Red Candy Rim for the glass:


1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. clear corn syrup
1/4 c. water
red food coloring, to desired shade of "blood"


Combine all ingredients in a saucepot over medium-high heat.

Bring to a low boil, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to be sure the sugar dissolves completely.

Allow to bubble for 5 minutes (if you have a candy thermometer, allow it to reach 300-degrees F).

Remove from heat. Dip rims of cocktail glasses into the sticky goo, but be careful not to get any of this on you - it is like lava and will burn!

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