We’re a week away from Halloween and I’ve got the perfect cocktail for you to serve up at your parties! Fresh blackberries and strawberries are the base of this sweet, tart, and creepy concoction. The pureed berries give a thicker texture to the martini, which is why I dubbed it Bat’s Blood! A cocktail this delicious (and strong!) could raise even your most “lifeless” party goers from the dead!
(makes 4 martinis)
1 cup (8-10) fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced + a few extra for garnish
1 ½ cups (6oz) fresh blackberries
Juice from 1 lemon
4oz vodka (or make them kid friendly by using Sprite instead!)
3-4 tsp sugar (depending on the sweetness of your berries you might want more or less sugar)
Red or black sugar sprinkles
I just wanted to take a minute to thank my friend and fellow blogger, Amber of Gypsies Crafts & Treats, for sending me these amazing vampire bat garnish sticks! Head over to her Etsy page to see more of her handmade Halloween party supplies!
Add berries to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.
Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve over a large bowl. Use a rubber spatula to press the liquid through and discard seeds and pulp. When finished you should have about 1 to 1 ¼ cups of liquid. In a cocktail shaker stir together lemon juice, vodka, and sugar until sugar dissolves.
Coat the rims of 4 martini glasses with honey. Dip rims into a shallow dish filled with sugar sprinkles to evenly coat.
Pour pureed berries into the cocktail shaker, add a few ice cubes, and shake like hell! Strain into martini glasses, garnish, and serve right away.