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