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This Bloody Vampire Cocktail is perfect for your Halloween soiree and is sure to be a hit with all who drink it. The deep red Halloween cocktail is made with two types of vodka, gin, and grenadine, and is finished off with a dripping blood garnish – just the thing for thirsty vampires!

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Bloody Vampire Cocktail for Halloween

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Bloody Vampire Cocktail

Cocktails and Halloween go hand-in-hand, and I think that this Bloody Vampire cocktail is an awesome adult beverage to serve at Halloween parties! It not only tastes delicious but it also looks amazing too!

The creepy cocktail is blood-red and is poured into a glass that has been decorated around the rim with silver sprinkles, and the final finishing touch is the drips of red blood! (Which is red gel icing)

Ingredients used in this cocktail

To make this bloody cocktail you will need the following:


How to make a Bloody Vampire Cocktail

Decorating the Glass

Before you mix up your cocktail you will need to decorate your glass(es) with sprinkles and/or red gel icing blood. I say and/or because the choice is yours! I personally think both look better!

To add sprinkles to the rim of your glass, you need to add corn syrup first so that the sprinkles have something to stick to.

Pour corn syrup onto a small plate, and the sprinkles onto another plate. Dip the glass rim into the syrup first and allow any excess to drip off, then dip the glass into the sprinkles and that’s it!

To add drips of blood, gently squeeze the tube of red gel icing on the rim of the glass and allow to drip down the side. Set the decorated glass aside while you mix your Halloween drink!

Mixing the Cocktail

There are several ways you can mix Halloween cocktails – you can shake them, stir them, or blend them…. for our vampire cocktail, we’re going to get our Tom Cruise in the movie Cocktail groove on and shake this bad boy up in a cocktail shaker.

Don’t worry if you don’t have a cocktail shaker, you could just use a container with a tight-fitting lid – like a mason jar, water bottle, or even the cup on a blender or smoothie maker.

Pour the vodkas, gin, grenadine, and club soda into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake, shake, shake until blended. Pour into your prepared glass over lots of ice and finish off with a garnish of maraschino cherries and a lime wedge. Enjoy!

Bloody Vampire Vodka Cocktail

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This cocktail recipe is intended for adults of the legal drinking age in your country of residence. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink and drive.

Bloody Vampire Cocktail Recipe

Bloody Vampire Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A delicious blood-red vodka/gin cocktail for thirsty vampires everywhere this Halloween!


  • 1 oz Cherry Vodka
  • 5 oz Vodka
  • 1 oz Gin
  • 3 oz club soda/soda water
  • 2 tsp Grenadine
  • 1 tube of Wilton red glitter gel
  • ½ cup silver sprinkles/Jimmies
  • ¼ cup clear corn syrup
  • Ice cubes
  • Maraschino cherries and lime wedges for garnish


  1. To decorate your glass with sprinkles, pour corn syrup onto a small plate, and the sprinkles onto another plate.
  2. Dip the rim of the glass into the corn syrup and gently shake off any excess. Then dip the rim into the sprinkles.
  3. Then use the red gel to add drips of blood from the rim of the glass. Set aside while you make the cocktail.
  4. Add the vodka, cherry vodka, gin, club soda, and grenadine to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well to combine, and pour into the prepared glass filled with ice.
  5. Garnish with cherries and lime wedge.
  6. Drink up!


You can decorate the rim of your glass in different ways. You could do the blood dripping and silver sprinkles together, or do just sprinkles, or just blood. If doing just bloody you could add drips all the way around the rim of the glass.

To make a big batch of this cocktail, as long as you use the same size measure for 1 part, the ratios will be correct.

  • 1 part Cherry Vodka
  • 5 parts Vodka
  • 1 part Gin
  • 3 parts club soda/soda water
  • ⅓ part Grenadine
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 487Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 0g

This site uses an outside source (Nutritionix) to provide estimated nutrition. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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Bloody Vampire Variations

I always like to try and give variations on the cocktails I share on The Purple Pumpkin Blog, and especially turning the cocktail into a mocktail so that non-drinkers and kids can enjoy the drink too!

Virgin Bloody Vampire (Mocktail)

To turn the original alcoholic cocktail into a non-alcoholic we are going to leave out the booze (obviously) and replace the club soda with either lemon-lime soda and/or cherry soda.

Decorate your glass(es) in the same way as the cocktail and fill with ice. To make one drink, mix together 8oz flavored soda – you can use just lemon-lime, or just cherry, or a mix of both – and 1-2 tablespoons of grenadine (which is a non-alcoholic syrup). If you feel that the mocktail isn’t red enough, you could also add a few drops of red food coloring liquid.

You could also switch out the grenadine to a different flavored (red) syrup such as cherry or raspberry.

(I love the Monin brand of syrups as there are lots of flavors and they are a very versatile ingredient that can be used in cocktails, mocktails, coffee, cocoa, shakes, smoothies, and more.)

Frozen Blood Cocktail

Want to turn this gruesome cocktail into a frozen slushie? Easy! Put all the ingredients in a blender with a generous amount of crushed ice – then blend till smooth. Serve with a straw, and watch out for brain freeze!

Bloody Vampire Party Punch

If you want to make a large batch for a crowd, you can make Bloody Vampire Party Punch very easily!

As long as you use the same measuring container (glass, cup, jug etc) for the “1 part”, the ratios will be correct and you can make as much as you need to. Serve in drinks dispensers, pitchers, or go really retro and serve it from a punch bowl!

To make a batch of this vampire-themed party punch, mix together:

  • 1 part Cherry Vodka
  • 5 parts Vodka
  • 1 part Gin
  • 3 parts club soda/soda water
  • ⅓ part Grenadine

Make sure you add plenty of ice to your serving receptacle of choice and add cherries and lime wedges too. Prepare decorated glasses in advance with sprinkles and dripping “blood” for guests to serve themselves.

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