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Witches Blood – A Halloween Cocktail

Witches Blood

This Witches Blood Halloween Cocktail is perfect for whipping up in a big batch for a crowd. An easy to make cocktail that mixes vodka, whiskey and lemon together to create a twist on a whisky sour recipe, but with the added sweetness of cherry.

Serve a pitcher of this at your Halloween party, or add it to a punch bowl with some plastic spiders floating in it for a simple creepy effect. Or serve in a sugar rimmed martini glass for a dramatically spooky sip. The possibilities are frightening!

Can I use black vodka in this cocktail?

You sure can, in fact black vodka gives it a much spookier and dramatic feel. I tried this with black vodka and I loved the affect. You can see from the pictures below that black vodka really deepens the color, it is truely a witches blood color!!!

But I wanted to ensure this was easily accessible and that everyone could easily make this so I have left the black vodka as optional, as it is still quite hard to find here.

It was a bit of a boozy afternoon 😉 whilst I tested out the black vodka and took the photos….I’m surprised they are in focus – no really I did finish the photos before I drank the final batch.

How do you rim the glasses?

If you are serving this witches blood cocktail to a small group then you can serve it in the sugar rimmed glasses. I chose martini glasses as they always make me feel like it could be a movie. But a small tumbler or whisky glass would work too.

To rim the glasses, run a cut piece of lemon around the top of the glass, then dip the wet glass into a saucer of sugar. I used black sanding sugar here, but red would be wonderful too.

You will need a wedge of lemon and approximately 1/2 tsp of sugar for each glass.

I can’t find colored sugar for my glasses!

If you don’t have coloured sugar then try this trick that I used last year with my Witches Brew Halloween Cocktail.

Enjoy x


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Witches Blood - A Halloween Cocktail

This Halloween cocktail is perfect for whipping up in a big batch for a crowd. An easy to make cocktail that mixes vodka, whiskey and lemon together to create a twist on a whisky sour recipe, but with the added sweetness of cherry. Serve a pitcher of this at your Halloween party, or add it to a punch bowl with some plastic spiders floating in it for a simple creepy effect. Or serve in a sugar rimmed martini glass for a dramatically spooky sip. The possibilities are frightening!
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Modern Australian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 14
Calories 156kcal
Author Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup cherry schnapps
  • 1/2 cup vodka - see note 1
  • 1 cup whiskey
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 4 cups cherry soda - see note 2

Instructions

  • Pour the cherry schnapps, vodka, whisky and lemon juice into a pitcher.
  • Stir well with a cup of ice.
  • Gently pour in the cherry soda and stir carefully to combine.

To serve:

  • Either pour into punch bowl for guest to help themselves or serve in sugar rimmed glasses with a spooky spider garnish. (see note 3)

Notes

  1. If you can find black vodka it would be great here, it makes the color much more dramatic. You could add a drop of black food coloring to normal vodka if you want the darker color. (see post for pictures) 
  2. The darker your cherry soda the darker your cocktail will be. I bought a black cherry soda for these photos.
  3. How to sugar rim a glass:
    • Squeeze some lemon juice into a saucer
    • OPTIONAL STAGE: Add some food coloring, be generous you want the colour to be quite intense.
    • Mix it with a cocktail stick.
    • Dip the glass into the saucer.
    • Dip the coated glass into a saucer of fine sugar.
    • The food colouring will seep into the sugar giving it an coloured hue.

Nutrition

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 2.7% | Calcium: 0.7% | Iron: 0.4%

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