"" The Exhausted Mom: Thirsty Thursday ~ Blood Sucker

October 13, 2011

Thirsty Thursday ~ Blood Sucker

I want to suck your blood!!!

Oh I love me some vampires!  I've read all of the Twilight books, seen the movies, and watch Vampire Diaries religiously.  The whole concept is so intriguing!  Here is a Halloween type cocktail inspired by those handsome blood thirsty characters:

The Blood Sucker

• 1 1/2 ounces Bacardi O
• 1/2 ounce Cointreau
• 2 ounces pineapple juice
• 1 Tbs. strawberry or raspberry puree

In a shaker with ice, pour rum, Cointreau and juice. Shake and pour into a rocks glass. Dip the end of a drinking straw into the puree, hold the tip of your finger over the other end and use the straw to squirt puree into the bottom half-inch of the drink, where it will sink in red blobs. Do not stir.

Then you can rim your glass in this wonderfully bloody concoction from Hostess {with the mostest} that would make any vampire's heart melt!

The “blood rim” is made from the same kind of mixture as you’d use to make hard candy. It’s actually pretty easy, but you will need a candy thermometer (which you can find at most grocery stores). 

1 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Karo Syrup
1/2 c. Water
Red Food Coloring

Combine sugar, syrup and water. Cook without stirring to hard crack stage – which is 300 degrees F. Add food coloring.
Turn off heat. While the mixture is still hot, dunk the top of the cocktail glass into the mixture to create the red rim. If you need to do several glasses, keep the mixture hot so it lasts longer (instead of turning heat off, just reduce slightly).  You can go anywhere from just along the very tip of the rim to part way down the glass – whichever you prefer. Flip the glass right side up to cool. The thick consistency of the mixture will cause “drips” as it hardens on the glass!


1 comment:

  1. these would be great for a halloween party....just sayin'!


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