Dracula's Kiss in Candy Blood dipped glass

Dracula's Kiss in Candy Blood dipped glass

It’s Week 11 of the Madtini Virtual Cocktail Party, and… its less than a week til Halloween. Besides being dedicated to our favorite show Mad Men, we’re also big fans of HBO’s True Blood. Well, we looked all over for a case of TruBlood, but I guess it hasn’t made it up to Canada yet. But we couldn’t leave the vampire theme completely alone, so this week our drink of choice is Dracula’s Kiss, and it is indeed a delicious bloody treat. For extra fun we created a corn syrup blood to make the glasses look extra creepy.

I could have used one of these yesterday while attending the Toronto ZombieWalk Hundreds of zombies, young and old, found their way to Trinity-Bellwoods park just off of Dundas Street West. There were zombies from all walks of life, kings, messiahs, celebrities… I grabbed quite a few pictures and posted them online last night. Click here to enjoy the photos while I sit back with a cocktail – and avoid cleaning up the sugary bloody mess in my kitchen.

Bloody Glasses

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ½ cup water
  • red food colouring

Combine the sugar, corn syrup and water and cook (without stirring) to 300F (I guessed and it worked out pretty good)
Add the red food colouring.

Turn down the heat and wait a few minutes – the mixture still needs to remain hot – take the glass and dip the top of it into the red moisture. Pull the glass out and carefully turn it back rightside up. Be careful of the hot dripping mixture falling onto your hands.

Watch as it drips down the outside of the glass looking like real blood.

Dracula’s Kiss

  • 1 oz Smirnoff black cherry vodka
  • 1/2 oz grenadine
  • coca-cola
  • maraschino cherries for garnish


1. Coat the bottom of a highball glass (i used a martini glass, it looked cooler) with grenadine.
2. Add the ice and black cherry vodka
3. Fill the rest with coke
4. Garnish with the cherries

Happy Halloween and cheers from Madtini World Headquarters!