Halloween is a celebration of the dead, a time to dress up and pretend, eat candy, and drink ghoulish cocktails. Here is a cocktail to impress, Dracula’s Kiss Halloween Cocktail, a little sweet and a little naughty.
I started pulling out the Halloween decorations and got inspired to make a great goulash cocktail. True Blood reruns were on the T.V. (yes I do watch it to the horror of my entire family) and voila Dracula’s Kiss was born. I must say as I was making it I was thinking of dedicating this cocktail to a more evil Vampire, the original and best Dracula. Bram Stroker wasn’t thinking about love interests when he wrote the iconic novel. He did base the main character Dracula after Vlad the Impaler, the 15th-century Transylvanian-born prince also known as Vlad III Dracula of Wallachia a guy who would impaled his enemies on a stick. Definitely not a love interest, but Dracula is the most famous of all Vampires, therefore this drink is named after him. Plus I didn’t think Bill’s Kiss would make you think of Halloween.
If you missed my recipe on how to infuse your vodka with Cherries, you can find it (here). You can use your own infused vodka which I did, or you can pick up Cherry flavored Vodka at your spirits store. Add in a splash of Grenadine for color and dark cola for sweetness and bubbles, you will have a kiss to remember. Kiss Kiss.
- 1 oz black cherry vodka
- ½ oz grenadine
- maraschino cherries for garnish
- Coat the bottom of a your glass with grenadine
- Add ice and vodka
- Fill with cola.
- Garnish with cherries
Don’t miss these fun Halloween Cocktails:
Voodoo Doctor Cocktail This Voodoo Cocktail offers a bit of mystery with spice. I love the idea of coating the lime with the cayenne, the person drinking can decide if they want to plop it into the cocktail for a little more kick.
Grim Reaper Cocktail There is a reason to call this cocktail the Grim Reaper. It’s dark and deadly and will leave a grin on your face. **BEWARE**
Spiderella Cocktail This Spiderella Cocktail has a bit of sour apple schnapps for the bite with cherry vodka sweetness.