Ghost and goblins agree that nothing is sweeter than vampire blood punch. We living and breathing humans may be familiar with this delicious drink too. We call it a Kalimotxo! It's normally single serve but makes a great punch for Halloween entertaining.
Vampire blood punch is the perfect cocktail for to serve at a Halloween party. It's easy to make as there are only two ingredients involved. It's a refreshing mix that will quench the thirst of the driest zombie mouth. Whipping up a batch for a self serve beverage station allows you spend less time serving guests and more time actually interacting with friends.
Vampire Blood Punch
equal parts chilled cola (1.5 Liters)
equal parts chilled Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon (1.5 Liters)
Pour the wine and cola in a punch bowl or beverage dispenser. Stir and serve over plenty of ice. Enjoy!
Who knew wine and cola would taste so good together? The deep blackberry flavors of Woodbridge Cabernet Sauvignon pairs very well with the cola and is similar in taste to sangria. You can try other reds too. Follow Woodbridge on Facebook for details of other varietals available. Also look out for Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi in-store demos coming soon to these locations.
If you care to go all out with with the theme, you can rim glasses with a simple sweet red candy. It adds a hint of vanilla flavor and a bit of Halloween fun with every sip. You can do this the night before and place the glasses near the beverage station.
Hard Candy "Blood" Dripped Glass
1 cup sugar
½ cup corn syrup
½ cup water
red food color
Prepare a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper for cooling the "blood". Combine sugar, corn syrup, and water in a medium sauce pot. Cook over medium heat until temperature reaches 300° (hard crack stage). This was roughly 10 minutes for me. Do not stir yet.
Once temperature reached, drop in 10-15 drops of the food coloring and stir. Dip each glass in the syrup and place on parchment paper to cool. The syrup will drip as it cools. I was able to dip approximately 12 glasses.
Note: Soak glasses in warm water to remove the drippings.