Food & Drink

“Vampire Punch” – My Halloween Cocktail

29/10/2017

So it is that wonderful time of the year again, Halloween and I thought I would share my newest cocktail recipe with you: Vampire Punch. My thoughts went straight to researching different spooky looking cocktails on Pinterest (it is my new favourite thing… follow me here) and I stumbled upon a couple of cocktail recipes that I have mixed together to form my own. Halloween is a very reminiscent time for me, I absolutely loved it as a kid and the fact I am too old for Trick or Treating makes me quite upset. I look back at the countless years I dressed up in the same witches costume with love and definitely wish I could do it all over again. You should have seen the sweets I collected each year… they would almost cover the entire living room floor when I tipped them out of my plastic pumpkin bucket.

This Halloween will be a little more chilled and I will kick it with a lovely Vampire Punch cocktail. This past week the flat has looked like a crime scene as I have tested different combinations of cocktails, cutting blood oranges and spreading pomegranate seeds all over the counters.

Halloween Cocktail
Halloween Cocktail Ingredients

What you will need:

50ml of Berliner Brandstifter Gin

50ml Campari

15g of sugar

50ml Orange Juice

250ml of sparkling water

One Pomegranate

One Orange (either blood or normal)

How to make it:

Firstly, add the sugar, gin, Campari and orange juice to a mixing bowl.

Secondly cut up the pomegranate and spoon out the seeds.

Then cut off strips of orange peel using a sharp knife. Put the orange and pomegranate seeds to one side.

Split the mixture into two glasses and add the sparkling water. (The reason you add the water after preparing your garnishes is to preserve the fizziness!!).

Lastly, add your garnishes.

Enjoy!

Halloween Cocktail
Halloween Cocktail Gin

The reason I love this cocktail so much is the combination of flavours that immediately hit you and that also linger in the taste. I have used Berliner Brandstifter Gin for this cocktail purely because of how smooth and rich it tastes. One thing that I always look for in cocktails is a spirit that does not conflict with the tastes and thus overwhelms it. BB Gin blends so perfectly into this cocktail and also is incredible in a simple gin and tonic.

Another thing that I love about this gin is the personal touches. I have said it before but the reason I love small batch distilleries is that you get the feeling that what you are drinking is not simply a mass-produced product. The bottle has handwritten notes about its edition and product numbers. Drinking alcohol for me is about quality and Berliner Brandstifter is the best quality.

I will leave the links to the gin I used so you can go have a little look at the company!

Berliner Brandstifter Website TwitterInstagram

Joanna x

 

Here are some other Gin recipes that you might like:

Gin and Tonic with a Twist

Elderflower Gin Fizz 

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16 Comments

  • Reply Amber Atlanta 29/10/2017 at 8:15 pm

    These look so good! Love a punch, especially ones that have fruit incorporated into them!
    http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 05/11/2017 at 11:08 pm

      Thanks so much!! I always add fruit to mine to give it a little kick!!

  • Reply Heidi 30/10/2017 at 4:52 pm

    I’m so sad that I’m allergic to oranges. I would love this cocktail, since oh my, orange cocktails are just amazing.

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 05/11/2017 at 11:10 pm

      Oh gosh!!! I am sure you could find some other additions that would work well too!

  • Reply corinne & kirsty 31/10/2017 at 8:18 pm

    Look at these! They look so delicious and refreshing! I love gin! not sure I ever had campari! so looking forward to trying this at home!

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 05/11/2017 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks so much!! Gin is always my go-to and it goes super well with Campari 🙂

  • Reply andthenzen ✨ 31/10/2017 at 8:26 pm

    Although I don’t drink often, I enjoy making punches whenever we have people over, and this is such a gorgeous colour, especially for this time of year – a fabulous recipe!

    Andi | http://www.andthenzen.co.uk

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 05/11/2017 at 11:11 pm

      I am totally with you!! It is nice to share a cocktail with friends 😀

  • Reply Bookinggoodread 31/10/2017 at 8:30 pm

    This looks my type of drink, it looks so refreshing

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 05/11/2017 at 11:12 pm

      It really is!! The fruit really makes it feel fresh!

  • Reply Chloe 31/10/2017 at 8:30 pm

    Hi, looks good love punch the pomegranate just gives it that added little extra and indeed for Halloween.

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 05/11/2017 at 11:12 pm

      I love Halloween so I love adding little things that fit with the holiday 😀

  • Reply Ellie 31/10/2017 at 8:31 pm

    This looks so tasty!! Gin is such a great drink at this time of year

    Ellie
    http://www.headintheclouds.me.uk

  • Reply Emma 31/10/2017 at 9:44 pm

    I am a HUGE gin fan and this look delicious. Definitely a good adult alternative to trick or treating! x

    • Joanna Turner
      Reply Joanna Turner 05/11/2017 at 11:14 pm

      It gives us something to look forward to when we are too old for trick and treating!

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