Vampire Delight Martini

by Renee on October 22, 2013

Vampire Delight Martini | Magnolia Days

He planned the decoration for a while. Branches and leaves were cut and gathered to create a woodsy scene. He placed them around an aluminum wash tub filled with red-colored water. A light was hung to shine down on the tub. The setup was next to the steps leading up to the door. Right before it was time for trick-or-treaters to arrive, he dropped dry ice in the tub. It started to bubble and mist rose and fell all around. I thought it was the coolest thing ever and I’ll never forget my dad and that Halloween. Remembering that night and the red-colored water is what inspired me to make a Vampire Delight Martini.

Halloween has evolved for me over the years. Of course, it began as dressing up in a costume and going trick-or-treating. As a young adult I would get loads of candy to hand out to trick-or-treaters. Then came a phase of not celebrating at all. The past several years has been a big celebration with my friend Terry. It is her favorite time of year and she does it up big. It’s her Trick or Treat sign I borrowed for the photos. I’m usually responsible for bringing wine however this year I’ll bring martinis too.

Vampire Delight Martini | Magnolia Days

The martini has a deep red color. It comes from pomegranate-blueberry juice. Using only pomegranate juice came out pink after adding vodka and lime juice. The blueberry part gave it the right color and more flavor. A touch of simple syrup or vanilla syrup sweetens is enough to balance the tartness of pomegranate. Omit the syrup if you prefer a more tart martini. Shake it up and serve it to vampires, other creatures of the night, and regular folks at your celebration.

Vampire Delight Martini | Magnolia Days

What is your favorite treat for Halloween? It is homemade or store-bought? While I enjoy chocolate trick-or-treat candy from the store, homemade goodies are the best. Scroll down to see more recipes from the Holiday Food Party bloggers. Oh, and check out my Jack O Lantern cookies – they are a lot of fun to make all the different faces on them. Then afterwards it’s time to relax and sip on a Vampire Delight Martini. Cheers!

Vampire Delight Martini

5 minutes

Makes 1 martini

Vampire Delight Martini

  • 2 ounces pomegranate-blueberry juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon simple syrup or vanilla syrup
  • Lime slice or wedge for garnish

Add pomegranate-blueberry juice, vodka, lime juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled martini glass.

Garnish with a lime slice or wedge if desired.

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Halloween is coming soon. Are you ready for it? I’ve teamed up with some very talented blogger friends to share recipes for a fun and tasty celebration. It’s a fabulous Halloween Food Party for sure! Special thanks to Jen at Jen’s Favorite Cookies for hosting this event. Check out what we have to share:

Halloween Food Blog Party Collage 2013

  1. Butterfinger Bark by Jen at Jen’s Favorite Cookies
  2. Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cut-Out Cookies by Diane at Created By Diane
  3. Chocolate Crepes with Pumpkin Butter Filling and Spiced Maple Pecan Syrup by Shanna at Pineapple and Coconut
  4. Vampire Delight Martini by Renee at Magnolia Days
  5. Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookie Cups by Carla at Chocolate Moosey
  6. Rice Krispie Candy Corn by Liz at That Skinny Chick Can Bake
  7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Puppy Chow by Jennie at The Messy Baker
  8. Homemade Sour Patch Kids by Sarah at What Smells So Good?
  9. Reese’s PB&C Pretzel Crust Pie by Anita at Hungry Couple
  10. Chocolate Pumpkin Layer Cake with Maple Buttercream by Nancy at Gotta Get Baked
  11. Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats by Susan at The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
  12. Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl Brownies by Isabelle at Crumb
  13. Pumpkin Pie Fudge by Jen at Juanita’s Cocina
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Liz October 22, 2013 at 7:18 am

Gorgeous cocktail, Renee! Pinned!

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Thanks Liz!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog October 22, 2013 at 8:19 am

I love that you made an adult treat. I can’t wait to try this on Halloween. I just noticed the dracula teeth biting the lime–how clever! Pinned.

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Well, the adults need treats too! I thought the teeth put a little fun in the photo.

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Peter @Feed Your Soul Too October 22, 2013 at 9:33 am

What a fun way to get in to the spirit. Who says it is only for the kids?

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:40 pm

That’s right! Halloween is not only for kids – the adults need some fun too.

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Nancy @ gottagetbaked October 22, 2013 at 12:51 pm

That’s so cool of your dad to go all out with the decorating. If and when I ever own a house, I’m going to go nuts. I’m so glad you made an alcoholic drink, Renee (not that I’m an alcoholic or anything). This looks delicious and I love the styling of your photos.

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Thanks so much Nancy and I hope you do get your own house soon. You will have such fun decorating.

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Anita at Hungry Couple October 22, 2013 at 1:33 pm

Ooh…creepy. And yummy!! :)

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Thanks Anita

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Family Foodie October 22, 2013 at 3:57 pm

You are going to turn me into a Martini fan! This looks so good!

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm

There’s nothing like a good martini and I’ll get you sipping on them one day.

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Shanna@ pineapple and coconut October 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm

I have all these ingredients. I will be making this tonight!! Love it!

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Thanks and cheers Shanna!

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Carla October 22, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I think I’m in that doesn’t celebrate phase because I live in a neighborhood where we are probably 1/4-1/2 a mile from each other. Plus I dont have kids to take around and I dont dress up, so uh yea. However, I’m never too old for a cocktail ;)

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm

What? No trick-or-treating with the cows? It still cracks me up when you say you can hear cows mooing in the middle of the night. I bet it can get spooky out there in the sticks.

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ATasteOfMadness October 23, 2013 at 12:26 am

Ooh, an adult halloween treat? I’m so in! This looks great!

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Oh yes! An adult Halloween treat… cheers!

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes October 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm

No way I’m omiting the syrup! The idea of pomegranate in a martini sounds exotic Renee, gorgeous drink!

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Thanks Paula

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Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) October 23, 2013 at 5:23 pm

This is the perfect treat for the grownups (while the kids are running off their sugar high ;-))

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm

So very true Sarah

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Betsy @ Desserts Required October 23, 2013 at 7:49 pm

Your dad certainly made Halloween a very special time. Thank you for sharing this special memory!

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm

He sure did make it special. I miss him dearly.

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Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies October 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

That pomegranate blueberry juice is delicious stuff. Love the color, too!

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

I totally agree on the pomegranate blueberry juice. It does make the right color martini for Halloween, that deep blood-color red. It looks like the stuff they use in vampire movies.

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Diane {Created by Diane} October 25, 2013 at 3:10 am

bring on the martinis….these look so great. WOW, I sure am thirsty :)

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:49 pm

Thanks Diane

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Isabelle @ Crumb October 25, 2013 at 10:14 am

These are simply gorgeous, Renee! One of these would totally hit the spot today…. though only after work, of course. ;)

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:50 pm

Yes, after work for sure. Long gone are the days of a cocktail at lunch.

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Susan October 25, 2013 at 3:43 pm

The color is out of this world, but truthfully I would drink this any time of the year!

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Renee October 26, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I’d drink this any time of year too (and plan to do so).

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Stacy October 27, 2013 at 4:05 am

What a gorgeous color, Renee. I just saw blueberry juice the other day in my supermarket for the first time. Or maybe it’s always been there but it never caught my eye. Whichever, I am glad I saw it because your cocktail sounds lovely and I can’t wait to try it. The teeth in the lime crack me up!

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Renee October 28, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Thanks Stacy and I had to add a little fun in the photo with the teeth.

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