This red Halloween drink may be scary to look at, but it goes down easy with a shot of Whiskey. Our Blood Clot Shots will be a perfect match for your Halloween party, giving it the ultimate Halloween drink to try this year!
Red Halloween Drink | Blood Clot Shots
Halloween is one of my all-time favorite-not-really-a-holiday holidays. It’s just fun. We don’t take all of the crazy symbolism to heart—nothing more, nothing less. As a kid, I enjoyed the thrill of dressing up in scary or superhero costumes and geeking on the fact that I got to spend an evening collecting candy. Can you say kid heaven?
But it was more than just the trick or treat outing on Halloween night. It was the build-up! I recall decorating grade-school classrooms in cut-out pumpkins, multi-colored corn cobs, ghouls, and witches with black cats. It was festive and more fun than a barrel of zombie monkeys. And now that I am thinking back on it, I want my youth back! Sorry, nostalgia can be a horrible thing at times.
How to make Blood Shot Clots for Halloween
Anyway, you’re not here to relive my youth with me, are you? Na, I didn’t think so. You’re here for the gross but still wickedly cool Blood-Clot Shots recipe, aren’t you? Thought so. Okay then, I’ll give you what you came for. Let’s get to do it! Below I’ll show you how you too can make your own, slightly disturbing, but super ‘licious, Blood-Clot Shots. Here we go.
One pint of chicken blood… no, not really. Wink.
Disclaimer: No chickens or other fouls were harmed in the making of this cocktail. Promise. Scout’s honor.
Ingredients for a red Halloween drink
- 1-ounce of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey
- 1-ounce of Hard Apple Cider (We especially like J.K.’s Cuvée Organic Hard Cider)
- 4 Marshmallows
- Add several drops of Red Food Coloring (add additional drops to achieve the darker red color) *We used McCormick Culinary Red Food Coloring to achieve the darker look
Special Equipment: Chef’s Butane Torch
Directions to make blood clot shots
The directions are really easy to follow, especially if you aren’t going for the pint of chicken blood, ’cause catching a terrified yard bird isn’t as easy as it sounds. Trust.
- Take a long white serving platter like the one in the above photo and add several crumpled up Band-Aids.
- Now, drip red food coloring all over the serving platter, make small garish puddles. You can even add drops of table syrup to the edges of the puddles or bits of blackened marshmallow to give them that old coagulated blood look we all love.
- Line up your shot glasses on the platter and pour 1 ounce of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Fire Whiskey (depending on how big your shot glasses are).
- Pour in 1 ounce of J.K.’s Cuvée Organic Hard Cider.
- Next, add drops of red food coloring to give the shot that “is this blood I’m chugging?” look. Looks good so far; you’ll have the vampires salivating!
- Carefully add 3-4 mini-marshmallows or a single regular size marshmallow into each shot glass.
- Now comes the fun part. Using the chef’s butane torch, caramelize the marshmallows. Be careful not to set the liquor aflame. You may want to stick the marshmallows on the end of a fork and char them instead of risking a fiery booze-fueled marshmallow inferno.
- Serve liberally to all the cool ghosts, goblins, and sexy nurses attending your next Halloween Par-Tay.
Note- if the “blood” look is not dark enough, you can add a few drops of black food coloring to achieve the darker look!
Be sure to drink responsibly. And never drink and drive!
- Jack Daniel's Tennessee Fire Whiskey
- Hard Apple Cider (we suggest J.K.’s Cuvée Organic Hard Cider)
- Red Food Coloring
- Special Equipment:
- Chef's Butane Torch