Friday Cocktail: TheVampire Kiss

We are getting into the Halloween spirit here at TAPS and we want to share the love with this delicious cocktail! Whether you are hosting your own party or attending someone else’s, here is a simple but impressive shooter you can serve to your ghoulish friends.

Tools you will need:











  • 4oz Shot glasses
  • Spoon
  • Food colouring: Red, Blue, and Green
  • Small dish of Red crystallized sugar
  • Small dish of Water


  • 1 (750ml) Bottle of Vodka, properly chilled*
  • 1 (1 Litre) Bottle of Cranberry juice, refrigerate

*Place vodka in freezer up to 24 hours before

Tip each shot glass upside down and dip in water letting excess drip off. Immediately dip into the red crystal sugar ensuring rim is fully covered. Set aside.










Open the bottle of vodka and add 20 drops of red food colouring, 20 drops of blue food colouring and 16 drops of green food colouring. Close the bottle and properly mix until vodka turns black.

In each shooter glass, carefully pour 2 ounces of cranberry juice down the handle of a spoon. This will limit contact with the sugar on the rim. Add 1 to 2 drops of red food colouring into each shot glass (but don’t mix).










Repeat the pouring process for every shooter glass with 1 ounce of the black vodka, again slowly down the length of the handle into the shooter glass. The black vodka will appear to float on the layer of cranberry juice.

Recipe provided by Johanne McInnis