There is nothing simpler than the vampire’s kiss martini, an extremely simple Champagne cocktail that deserves your attention. With the sweet taste of raspberries, the sparkling vodka drink is topped with the red sugar rim of a stunning cocktail. Although it’s a good drink for Halloween parties, it’s also suitable for Valentine’s Day or any other occasion, even if it’s just for dinner on the regular. “Vampire’s kiss” is a popular name for Halloween-themed drinks, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise. These can come in a variety of colors, but all have a blood-red color and have a raspberry flavor. Vodka recipes like this one don’t really require mixing, so there’s no need to pull out any special bar tools like a cocktail shaker or cocktail spoon. To make this cocktail, whisk together vodka and raspberry liqueur and then put it into a glass of Champagne.
One more easy cocktail includes cranberry juice in place of wine in the vampire’s kiss. In a cocktail glass, shake 1 1/2 ounces vodka, 1 ounce raspberry liqueur, and 1/2 ounce cranberry juice, then strain. Pomegranate vodka or pomegranate liqueur can be substituted for either the raspberry liqueur or cranberry juice. You can also make a blend of cranberry and pomegranate juice. Experiment with vodkas that have different flavors. A vanilla or a raspberry vodka would be a good choice. Alternatively, citrus vodkas can be served, as well as vodkas flavored with chocolate, pears, and pineapples to create unique flavor combinations. For this cocktail, rum works well, so feel free to substitute it for vodka if you prefer.
What Are Fun Garnish Ideas for the Vampire’s Kiss?
For those who want to avoid the sugar rim, a few raspberries can be used as a garnish. Add them to a cocktail skewer or let them float on the surface of the drink. If you are making a cocktail for Halloween, don’t be afraid to mix in a few surprises. Using (washed) fake vampire teeth, you can put them in the bottom of the glass or skewer some lychee eyeballs on the rim and rest them on the skewers.