I love the idea of blood cocktails, the more realistic the better, especially when it is coming into the Halloween season. So I did some research and a few experiments with my shiny new blender and I think I have created the most realistic blood cocktail possible, both in texture and in colour. You might have seen this already if you follow me on Instagram but this is the recipe. (Instagram: @Belle_and_books)
I enjoyed these this weekend while watching Interview with the Vampire with my best friend.
You will need:
-A Blender or smoothie maker. I used a smoothie maker
– Half a tin of cherry pie filling
– 2 tea spoons of vanilla extract
– Red food colouring (as much as needed) I used gel food colouring.
– 1 drop of yellow food colouring
– 2 tablespoons of Chocolate Syrup
– Spiced Rum (I used Captian Morgan’s) or Red Bull. This will either give your blood intoxicating or an energizing effect. I added 4 shots of Morgan’s to mine.
– 60 ml (a decent splash) of Coconut Water.
Coconut water can be used as a replacement for saline solution in medical emergencies as it has a similar structure as blood plasma. Perfect for our fake blood.
These measurements will make 2 large wine glasses of blood.
Put the cherry pie filling, food colouring, chocolate syrup and vanilla extract into the blender and blend until you get a smooth and blood red paste.
Add a splash of Coconut Water to the paste and blend again. Make sure you do not water it down too much.
Add your mixer, whether that is alcohol or Red Bull. Remember you want to keep your blood a realistic consistency so do not make it too runny. Blend again. It should be the same thickness as a smoothie.
Once you are happy with how your blood tastes run the mixture through a sieve a few times until it is as smooth as possible. This will remove any remaining pieces of cherry.
Pour it into your serving glasses and place in the fridge to thicken up for an hour or two. When your guests arrive you can make it a tiny bit more realistic and pop it into the microwave for a few seconds to make it body temperature. Just make sure to use microwave safe glasses.
Happy drinking! And if you make these yourself make sure to tag me in your pretty gory photos. I would love to see them. Perfect for Halloween.