Vampire Kiss Cocktail

The Vampire Kiss cocktail is a robust, slightly sweet, and vodka-based cocktail that guarantees to make the perfect spooky Halloween cocktail. The blood-red color makes this delicious drink an instant standout at your next holiday party!

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Having a small intimate Halloween party? This cocktail is perfect to serve. Even if you’re having a bunch of folks over to celebrate this spooky holiday, all you have to do is buy a cauldron at your local dollar store and make a big batch of this delicious drink.

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And don’t think this vampire kiss drink is only for Halloween. The bright red color is so mesmerizing you’ll also want to imbibe it on Valentine’s Day. Just don’t tell your sweetheart the name of the cocktail.

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Helpful tips

  • If you’re only making a few of these cocktails, I recommend buying the small bottles of champagne; unless of course, you’re planning to drink the rest of a full bottle.
  • If you want to infuse your own homemade raspberry vodka instead of using store-bought (which might have added sugar), you’ll need to plan ahead: it takes 5 days for the vodka to infuse properly.
  • I use Chambord black raspberry liqueur, but you can use any brand you prefer.
  • I recommend unsweetened cranberry juice for all my cocktails (so I can control their sweetness) but if you can’t find it in the store, then use less grenadine (one teaspoon per cocktail) or even omit it, which I strongly recommend.
  • You will put all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker EXCEPT the champagne, which goes in only after you’ve shaken together the other ingredients. Champagne is bubbly, so you don’t want to shake it. After you add it, take a cocktail spoon and gently stir it in before pouring the drink into the glasses.
  • I choose to use regular maraschino cherries instead of my beloved Luxardo cherries in this cocktail, because I want their vibrant red to match the color of the drink.
  • Although I find this garnish too sweet, but if you want, you can put red sugar on the rim. Here’s how: wet your finger with some simple syrup and rub it around the rim. Pour a small amount of the sugar on a small plate. Dip each glass in the red sugar, making sure each glass has an even red sugar rim. Shake off any excess sugar and set aside.

How to make a vampire kiss cocktail

Pre-step

Get a cocktail shaker, measuring glass, cocktail spoon and glassware.

After pouring out the ingredients, add to the shaker.

Step one

Gather the ingredients – raspberry vodka, black raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice, grenadine, and champagne.

Chambord, raspberry vodka, cranberry juice, grenadine and champagne on a wooden tablePin

Step two

Measure out 4 ounces of raspberry vodka. (A)

Step three

Measure out 2 ounces of black raspberry liqueur. (B)

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Step four

Measure out 1 1/2 ounces of cranberry juice. (C)

Step five

Measure out 1/2 ounce grenadine. (D)

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Step six

Gather a few maraschino cherries for garnish. Rinse the cherries before adding them to the cocktail as you don’t want extra sweetness from the syrup the cherries are packed in.

Spear the cherries on martini picks, one per pick. (E)

Step seven

Measure out 3 ounces of dry champagne. (F) But don’t add to the shaker.

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Step eight

Cap the shaker and shake for 15 seconds.

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Step nine

Open the shaker and add the champagne to it. Use a cocktail spoon and gently stir the champagne with the rest of the ingredients.

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Step ten

Add the cherries to each cocktail glass. Cap the shaker, and strain and divide the vampire kiss martini between the two glasses.

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Look at that color!

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So delicious.

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I hope you enjoyed this vampire kiss cocktail recipe. It’s one of the best halloween cocktails I’ve tried.

Other red drinks

And as always, may all your dishes/drinks be delish!

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Vampire Kiss Cocktail

The Vampire Kiss cocktail is a robust, slightly sweet, and vodka-based cocktail that guarantees to make the perfect spooky Halloween cocktail. The blood-red color makes this delicious drink an instant standout at your next holiday party!
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Cocktails
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vampire kiss cocktail, vampire kiss drink, vampire kiss martini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 cocktails
Calories: 234kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces raspberry vodka
  • 2 ounces chambord (or black raspberry liqueur)
  • 3 ounces cranberry juice (unsweetened if you can get it, if not see notes below)
  • .50 ounce grenadine (if the cranberry juice is sweetened, either omit the grenadine or use 2 teaspoons tops)
  • 3 ounces champagne (dry)
  • 2 maraschino cherries

Instructions

  • Get your cocktail shaker, measuring glass, cocktail spoon and glassware. Rinse 2 cherries to remove the syrup and spear one each on martini picks.
    2 maraschino cherries
  • Add raspberry vodka, chambord, cranberry juice and grenadine to the shaker.
    4 ounces raspberry vodka, 2 ounces chambord, 3 ounces cranberry juice, .50 ounce grenadine
  • Cap the shaker and shake for 15 seconds.
  • Uncap shaker and add champagne and gently stir with the cocktail spoon.
    3 ounces champagne
  • Cap the shaker and strain and divide the liquid between the two glasses. Add the cherries in the glasses.
  • Sip
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • If you’re only making a few of these cocktails, I recommend buying the small bottles of champagne; unless of course, you’re planning to drink the rest of a full bottle.
  • If you want to infuse your own homemade raspberry vodka instead of using store-bought (which might have added sugar), you’ll need to plan ahead: it takes 5 days for the vodka to infuse properly.
  • I use Chambord black raspberry liqueur, but you can use any brand you prefer.
  • I recommend unsweetened cranberry juice for all my cocktails (so I can control their sweetness) but if you can’t find it in the store, then use less grenadine (one teaspoon per cocktail) or even omit it, which I strongly recommend.
  • You will put all the ingredients in the cocktail shaker EXCEPT the champagne, which goes in only after you’ve shaken together the other ingredients. Champagne is bubbly, so you don’t want to shake it. After you add it, take a cocktail spoon and gently stir it in before pouring the drink into the glasses.
  • I choose to use regular maraschino cherries instead of my beloved Luxardo cherries in this cocktail, because I want their vibrant red to match the color of the drink.
  • Although I find this garnish too sweet, but if you want, you can put red sugar on the rim. Here’s how: wet your finger with some simple syrup and rub it around the rim. Pour a small amount of the sugar on a small plate. Dip each glass in the red sugar, making sure each glass has an even red sugar rim. Shake off any excess sugar and set aside.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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20 Comments

  1. This looks really good! Bookmarking to make for the adults on Halloween. After the kids are done trick or treating we love to hang out with neighbors and share some Halloween cocktails and spooky treats!

  2. The flavor of this cocktail is amazing, and I love how detailed your instructions are. The only change I made was to float a gummy brain on top when I served it. Granted, it’s less classy than your serving, but it was more fun, and we’ll definitely be serving these on Halloween.

    1. I love that idea!! I’ve never even heard of a gummy brain, but now I need to search it out. Thanks for letting me know Patti. I appreciate it.

  3. I love the beautiful red color of this cocktail! Not only does it taste fantastic, it’s gorgeous to look at too!

  4. What a fun cocktail for a Halloween party. I bet my guest will enjoy this one. Thanks for this brilliant idea. I will definitely make it.

  5. This drink is a great use of your homemade raspberry vodka! So much raspberry flavor and love the vibrant color.

  6. This drink is bloody delicious! Sorry, couldn’t help myself. But really, it is perfect for Halloween.

  7. Perfect color and flavor for the season. I had never tried black raspberry liquor, now I’m obsessed with it. An easy and refreshing cocktail that I had added to my Halloween recipe list to make every year.