Halloween is not just for kids! I am sharing my ghoulish Vampire Collins Cocktail recipe for my blood thirsty vampires!
To say that our little town gets into Halloween is an understatement. As soon as it turns October 1st, many of the cute colonials and Tudor style houses are transformed overnight. I’m going to attribute it to the high concentration of residents who are in the creative and entertainment industries!
Our town is the town people will drive to from nearby to check out the ghoulish spectacles. Many are simple and playful and many more are very elaborate and involved.
Some neighbors offer snacks and hot cider for the adults as candy is divvied out for the trick or treaters. And there is always, always, always a Halloween after-party to be found. It’s an opportunity for adults to warm up and relax while the kids swap their treats. Halloween truly brings our community together!
Sunday Supper tastemakers and Dixie Crystals are sharing their recipes for sweet treats for Halloween. Today I’ve turned Tom Collins into a vampire and have created this bloody cocktail for your enjoyment once the sun goes down. You can make this kid-friendly and nonalcoholic by omitting the gin and adding lemonade.
Cheers and have a bloody fun Halloween!
- 10 ounces frozen raspberries
- ¾ Dixie Crystals granulated white sugar
- ½ cup water
- 2 ounces gin
- 0.5 ounce (or more) raspberry syrup
- 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
- Club soda
- In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, mix together the raspberries, Dixie Crystals sugar, and water. Bring to a high simmer. Stir and let cook for about 5 minutes when the mixture turns a deep red. Take off the heat and let stand for 15 minutes.
- Place a fine-mesh sieve or strainer over a bowl and strain the raspberry mixture. Gently press the mixture to strain all the liquid. Discard the solids and seeds. Set aside and let cool. Pour into a clean jar and store in the refrigerator.
- Once the syrup has cooled, take a food-safe plastic syringe, and fill the syringe to about ½ to ¾ ounce.
- In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the gin and lemon juice and give it a few shakes. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top off with club soda. Place the “blood-filled” syringe in the glass and serve.
Here’s what the other Sunday Supper tastemakers are bringing to the Halloween party!
Bewitching Breakfast Treats
Fang-tastic Candy Treats
- Creepy Pumpkin Seed Brittle by Sunday Supper Movement
- Easy Halloween Fudge by The Dinner-Mom
- Soft and Chewy Apple Cider Caramels by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Boo-tiful Cakes and Pies
- Cheesecake Mummies by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Cinnamon Frosted Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake by Crazed Mom
- Gluten Free Spooky Chocolate Cupcakes by Fearless Dining
- Graveyard Cupcakes by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Halloween Cupcakes by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Halloween Whoopie Pies by The Chef Next Door
- Mini Jack-O-Lantern Cakes by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Mummy Apple Hand Pies by Eazy Peazy Mealz
- Pumpkin Chocolate Ganache Cake by Taste And See
- Pumpkin Cupcakes by Flour On My Face
- Gingerbread Zombies by Family Foodie
- Halloween Spider Cookies by Moore or Less Cooking
- Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars by Savory Experiments
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Alida’s Kitchen
- Witch Hat Cookies by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Other Bone-chilling Goodies
- Bloody Crème Brûlée by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Haunted Halloween Ghosts by Shockingly Delicious
- Individual Candy Corn Fruit Salad Dessert by Hot Eats Cool Reads
- Monster Munch Popcorn Snack Mix by A Dish of Daily Life
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cobbler by The Gold Lining Girl
- Vampire Collins Cocktail by kimchi MOM
If you’re from the South, you’ll know that Dixie Crystals has been a trusted brand since 1917. Their goal is to get families to spend time together in the kitchen and around the table making memories through food. Try any one of these #SundaySupper recipes or one from the Dixie Crystals website to create with your family! There is also a fun Kids in the Kitchen section where you can find hundreds of kid-friendly craft ideas, printables, edible art projects, activity sheets and sweet science projects. Go check it out!
While you’re there check out this Scary Scramble Contest for a chance to win a shiny new KitchenAid mixer!
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Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.