Happy Halloween!! Bloody Cocktails and Deadly Wine!
Chateau Du Vampire Wines Bordeaux Style Cabernet Blend
(Vampire Vineyards – Paso Robles, California): blend of cabernet
sauvignon (60%) with cabernet franc (30%), and 10% malbec to finish it
Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon (Vampire vineyards – Paso Robles, California):
Vampire Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from several small-berry clones
of this traditional Bordeaux varietal, grown in the Paso Robles region
of California’s Central Coast.
Zinfandel and Syrah (originally the grapes for this wine were grown on
the Transylvanian plateau, now they're made from California grapes).
Ravenswood2013 Besieged Red Blend. Ravens on the label.
Michael David2012 Freakshow Cab. Other Wines, Beers and Ales:Witches Brew, Evil (upside down and backwards label), Sinister Hand, Toad Hollow Eye of the Toad, Zeller Schwarz Katz.
Want to give the personal touch to your Halloween wines?
Add ghoulish labels or rebottle in cool jars with apothecary labels
from Pottery Barn (or do them yourself). For a great article, go to Spooky Halloween Bottle & Glass Labels.
And what about an awesome cocktail? Make Nick and Nora proud! They always loved a good party. Throw in some
rubber spiders or eyeballs as garnish. Want to make your own Halloween Cocktail Garnish--some eyeballs
and fingers? Click HERE.
1 Part Tequila Silver
1 Part Strawberry Liqueur
Shake with ice, and strain into shot glass.
1 Part Tequila Reposado
1 Part Grenadine
Shake with ice and strain into shot glass
1 part Iceberg Vodka
1 part peach schnapps
1 part Jagermeister
1 part cranberry juice
Chill all ingredients. Combine in shaker with ice. Strain into shot glass. shoot!
2 oz VeeV Acai Spirit
1 oz acai juice
1/2 oz fresh lime juice
Top with fresh champagne
lime wedge for garnish
Combine VeeV, Acai juice and fresh lime with fresh ice in a cocktail shaker and shake.
Strain into chilled martini glass and top with champagne.
Serve with fresh lime wedge.
In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the liquids. Strain into martini glass, then garnish with the strip of zest. (recipe from Bank Cafe & Bar in Napa)
1 ounce gin
1 ounce Lillet (blanc)
1 ounce triple sec
Juice of half a lemon
5 drops of absinthe
1 thin slice orange
In cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the liquids. Strain into martini glass, then garnish with the orange slice. (Recipe from Epic Roasthouse in San Francisco)
Vampire Blood Punch 4 cups cranberry raspberry juice (or cranberry juice cocktail)
2 cups natural pineapple juice (100% juice)
2 cups raspberry-flavored seltzer water
wormy ice cubes (optional)
Mix all ingredients together, and pour into large, decorative punch bowl.
Serve punch with wormy ice cubes, if desired
1-1/2 parts Corzo Silver Tequila
1/2 parts Campari
1 part fresh blood orange juice
1/4 parts blood (aka home-made grenadine) **
2 parts Jarritos Tamarindo Soda
Build all ingredients into highball glass filled with ice. Add “blood” at the end. Garnish: Blood orange wheel and strawberry syrup
** Home-made grenadine: Add equal parts white sugar and POM pomegranate juice together and dissolve sugar over high on stove-top
Midori Eye-Tini (from Rob Husted of Florida)
1-1⁄4 parts Midori Melon liqueur
3⁄4 parts SKYY Infusions Citrus
1⁄2 part Finest Call Agave Syrup
2 parts of Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale
2 parts Finest Call Sweet & Sour Mix
3 Orange Wedges
2 Fresh Ripped Basil Leaves
Strawberry Sundae Syrup
In shaker glass combine Midori Melon liqueur, SKYY infusions Citrus,
Finest Call Agave Syrup, 3 Orange Wedges and 2 Fresh Ripped Basil
Muddle ingredients together. Add ice and Finest Call Sweet &
Shake for 10 seconds.
Add Canada Dry Green Tea Ginger Ale and
roll drink back and forth between your mixing tin and shaker glass.
Strain into a chilled martini glass drizzled with Strawberry Sundae
Syrup to give an effect of a bloodshot eye.
Garnish: Chilled red seedless grape at bottom of glass (to look like
an eyeball) and bruised basil leaf floated on top of cocktail for aroma.
The Black Martini replaces vermouth with either blackberry brandy or black raspberry liqueur.
3 1/2 oz gin or vodka
1/2 oz blackberry brandy or black raspberry liqueur
lemon twist or black olive for garnish or gold flakes
Pour the ingredients into cocktail shaker with ice.
Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
Garnish with a lemon twist or black olive or sprinkle in gold flakes.