Vampire's Kiss Cocktail

Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail (Ingredients, Recipe and Prep)

Indulge in the mystique of the night with the Vampire’s Kiss cocktail. This cocktail , with its deep crimson hue, is perfect for those who crave a balance of sweetness and a hint of tartness.

Let’s dive into the artistry behind this intriguing drink.


While not steeped in ancient lore, the Vampire’s Kiss cocktail draws inspiration from the fascination with vampires in popular culture due to its red color. Its history is unknown but this drink embodies the essence of mystery and sophistication, making it a delightful addition to themed parties specially Halloween.

Ingredients Needed for Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail


The heart of the cocktail, vodka provides a clean and neutral base, allowing the fruity and tangy flavors to shine.

Raspberry Liqueur 

Adding a burst of vibrant raspberry sweetness, the liqueur brings a delightful fruity twist to the mix, enhancing the overall flavor profile.

Cranberry Juice 

A key player, cranberry juice contributes a tart and refreshing quality, balancing the sweetness and adding a beautiful red hue to the cocktail.

Orange Juice  

For those who prefer a citrusy note, orange juice can be included. It introduces a hint of citrus brightness, complementing the other fruit flavors.


Essential for chilling the cocktail, ice not only ensures a refreshing sip but also helps meld the ingredients harmoniously.

Ingredients for One Serving

  • 60 ml Vodka (2 parts)
  • 30 ml Raspberry Liqueur (1 part)
  • 60 ml Cranberry Juice (2 parts)
  • 30 ml Orange Juice (optional, 1 part)
  • Ice
  • A splash of soda water/sparkling water (optional)

Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail Prep

Recipe: Prep Time: 5 minutes
Calorie Count: Approximately 150 calories per serving

Chilling the Glass

Begin by placing your cocktail glass in the freezer or filling it with ice water to chill while you prepare the ingredients.

Preparing the Garnish

Take a fresh raspberry and slice a small slit halfway through. Attach it to the rim of the chilled glass for an elegant and fruity garnish.

Crafting the Cocktail

In the Interplay Concepts cocktail shaker, combine vodka, raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice, and orange juice (if preferred).

Adding Ice

Fill the shaker with ice cubes to ensure the mixture is well-chilled and ready for a refreshing sip.

Shake it Up

Secure the lid on the cocktail shaker and shake the mixture vigorously for about 15-20 seconds. This helps blend the flavors and achieves the desired chill.

Straining into the Glass

Discard the ice from the chilled glass and strain the vibrant cocktail into it, ensuring a smooth and ice-free pour.

Final Touches

Optionally, add a splash of soda water or sparkling water for a bit of effervescence. Stir gently to combine.

Garnishing Options

  • Blood Orange Slice: Float a dramatic blood orange slice for a visual appeal.
  • Raspberry Skewer: Thread a few raspberries on a toothpick for a fruity touch.
  • Black Sugar Rim: Coat the glass rim with black sugar for a hint of darkness.


Citrus Twist

Replace cranberry juice with blood orange juice for a citrusy kick.

Consider using grapefruit-flavored vodka to enhance the citrus notes.

Berry Burst

Substitute raspberry liqueur with blackberry or strawberry liqueur.

Use a berry-infused vodka to intensify the fruity flavors.

Tropical Temptation

Swap cranberry juice for pineapple juice to bring a tropical twist.

Opt for coconut-flavored rum to complement the exotic flavors.

Summing Up

Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail can add that berrylicious flavour to your Halloween celebrations that could take the enjoyment to the next level.

Along with the Red Witch Drink, Venom Cocktail and Witch’s Brew, the Vampire’s Kiss forms a string quartet of Halloween drinks that can keep the party going all night long.

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