Halloween is my favorite time of year. It’s the official start to holiday season and fall harvest brings a plethora of delicious ingredients to create some beautiful seasonal cocktails. This drink, the evil stepsister a classic Cosmopolitan, is sure to make your Halloween party a killer night. The Vampire Blood Martini is the delicious evil stepsister of a classic Cosmopolitan. The sweet tart pomegranate flavor coupled with the fresh citrus taste of hand-squeezed blood oranges gives the cocktail its beautiful deep red color and delicious bite. Garnished with pomegranate seeds and a sugar coated slice of blood orange, the Vampire Blood Martini is the perfect accessory to your cape and fangs.
1.5 oz vodka
1.5 oz pomegranate juice
1.5 oz blood orange juice (1 blood orange)
1 tablespoon agave syrup
1 lime wedge
Mix all ingredients in martini shaker with ice. Squeeze blood orange and lime wedge. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds and pour into chilled martini glass. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and sugar coated blood orange slice.
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