Count Blackula Martini
I made the Blackula as a punch for a Halloween party but served it martini style, with frozen bloody vampire teeth hanging on the edge. Just the way Count Dracula would probably like it.
The recipe here is for the punch, so adjust the amounts as you see fit for just one or two cocktails. And if you can’t find black vodka (Blavod) it will work just as well if you substitute regular vodka and add black food dye.
- 1 750 ml bottle of black vodka
- 1/2 to 1 cup simple syrup
- 3 lg tbsp blackberry or blackcurrant jam* or 1 oz creme de cassis
- 1 1/2 oz sambuca (you can get black sambuca)
- Juice of 1 or 2 lemons
- *I actually used a mixed berry jam and that worked well, too.
- If you’re using jam, you’ll need to warm it just enough to liquefy it, then strain it ’til it’s smooth
- Add jam or cassis, vodka, syrup and sambuca together and stir well to mix flavors
- Add the lemon juice a little at a time, tasting as you go, ’til you reach a balance of sweet and tart that suits your taste
- If you can find the molds for the teeth you can create the bloody effect by adding a couple of drops of red dye to the water in each mold but do not shake or stir
- Alternatively, drop in a set of plastic Dracula teeth for a fun effect