Vampire Blood Cocktail

Let me just say that this post almost didn’t happen.  In fact, I had already sent Kimberly, our host for this month’s Food ‘n Flix, an apology email saying I would just opt out.

I feel so guilty when I don’t make a Food ‘n Flix post.

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At the last minute (and I mean truly last minute), I bucked up, found the time, and watched (most of) the film.

I had to focus on the family dinner!

 

I decided to make a cocktail because it would be quick (and delicious).  I almost went with a smoking Blue Hawaiian umbrella drink, but instead I was inspired by the blood spitting scene when Vlad’s soon to be appearance is announced.   Cheating also came to mind and I wondered if anyone would notice if I reposted “Good Zombie Voodoo Cocktail” and renamed it with a vampire title.

Instead, I decided to make something else that would be perfect to sever serve at Halloween parties in a month or two.  (Notice the appropriate Malaprop typo?)

The recipe that I found was a beet cocktail which actually sounded delicious and healthy!  But, I ran out of time and didn’t want to run to Whole Foods for beet juice (and I didn’t have time to make my own).   Instead, I improvised.

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Vampire Blood Cocktail (or Fizzy Pom Cocktail if it’s not Halloween)
based on Dracula’s Blood from Muy Beuno Cookbook

For the blood:
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. Pomegranate juice

For the cocktail:
1 c.  Pomegranate juice
3 oz. 100% agave tequila
3 oz. Licor 43
Juice of 1 lemon
1 T. honey
1 can (11.15-oz.) pomegranate and orange sparkling soda (San Pellegrino)

Make the blood by combining the  honey and  Pom  juice in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat; stir and let come to a slow boil.  Simmer for 4-5 minutes.

Turn off heat. While the mixture is still hot, carefully dunk the top of the cocktail glass into the mixture to create the bloody rim. Flip the glass right-side, place on a parchment covered surface and let cool.  Let it cool for one hour or until hard.

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Mix up the cocktail by combining the pom juice, tequila, Licor 43, lemon juice, honey, and soda in a large pitcher. You may want to add more honey if you have a sweet fang.   Serve in blood-dripped glasses.   .

So, to sum up, Kimberly from Coffee & Casseroles is the host for August’s round of Food ‘n Flix.  You can see her announcement post here.    Unfortunately, since I am posting this at the last possible moment, time is up for the August flix.

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Never fear, however, you can participate in the September feature, Frida, hosted by me at Eliot’s Eats.   My announcement post will be up on September 1.

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Maybe you are a better time manager than I and you can participate with plenty of time to spare!

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