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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!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Cocktail
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 14
Calories: 156kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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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


  • 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)


  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.


Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 5mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin C: 2.2mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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