Sunday, March 21, 2010

It's Contest Time!!

This month I thought we'd try something a little different for our monthly contest. I have several vampire titles to choose from and all you have to do to enter is...leave a comment with your favorite vampire themed drink!

Here's my recipe for a Bloody Pina Colada, courtesy of Martha Stewart:
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoons red food coloring
  • 20 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cream of coconut
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 10 ounces good-quality rum
  1. Pour the corn syrup in a shallow bowl. Dip a toothpick into the food coloring, and stir a very small amount into the syrup to combine. Hold a glass by the stem, dip rim into the syrup mixture, and turn glass, coating entire rim. Turn the glass upright, allowing mixture to drip down sides. Dip the remaining glasses. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together drink ingredients. Place 2 1/2 cups ice in a blender, and add 1 cup drink mixture. Blend until smooth; add more pineapple juice if mixture is too thick. Repeat with remaining ice and mixture. Carefully pour into prepared glasses; serve.
Contest rules:

*leave a comment with your favorite vampire themed drink, alcoholic or not

*leave a way to contact you should you win, unless email is listed in your profile

*contest open until midnight March 26th, winner will be chosen at random and announced the following day

*winner gets to choose selection from the below mentioned titles

Titles available in this contest are:

Blood Ties by Tanya Huff (book)

Blood Ties Season 2 (dvd)

How To Catch and Keep a Vampire by Diana Laurence

Dark Hunter Vol. 1 by Sherrilyn Kenyon (manga)

Vampires by Joules Taylor


Monica said...

I'm going to with the classic brunch drink. The Bloody Mary.


BookFreak said...

This isn't a alcoholic drink, but I like the True Blood bottles.


Marianna said...

Virgin blood...mmmm. Yes, I am a vampire, can't you tell by my pallor?

patronus89013 at yahoo dot com

Amanda Leigh said...

There's also the Bloody Maria.


Hope White said...

Midnight Ride
1 1/2 oz fresh Blood Orange Juice
3/4 oz Cognac or Brandy
3/4 oz Triple Sec
Dash of Angostura Bitters
blood orange wedge for garnish

1. Chill your cocktail glass. Combine blood orange juice, cognac, triple sec, and bitters in an ice filled cocktail shaker. Shake it like an earthquake for 15 seconds. Strain into your cocktail glass, garnish if you like it, bring it to your lips and enjoy.

LadyVampire2u said...

Vampire's Elixir

Strawberry Syrup
1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Raspberry
.75 oz. White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Half and Half


1.Dress strawberry syrup on the inside and rim of a chilled martini glass.
2.Combine remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Garnish with vampire teeth.


Julie said...

I've always wanted to try the vampire wine from hehe.

maggiemay said...

Didn't have a particular favorite vampire drink until I saw LadyVampire's suggestion. Would love to try the Tru Blood drink but I noticed it doesn't come in Diet, lol.

Vickie said...

For a Blood Rimmed Martini

Credit goes to:

The “blood rim” is made from the same kind of mixture as you’d use to make hard candy. It’s actually pretty easy, but you will need a candy thermometer (which you can find at most grocery stores).
1 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Karo Syrup
1/2 c. Water
Red Food Coloring

Combine sugar, syrup and water. Cook without stirring to hard crack stage – which is 300 degrees F. Add food coloring.

Turn off heat. While the mixture is still hot, dunk the top of the cocktail glass into the mixture to create the red rim. If you need to do several glasses, keep the mixture hot so it lasts longer (instead of turning heat off, just reduce slightly).You can go anywhere from just along the very tip of the rim to part way down the glass – whichever you prefer. Flip the glass right side up to cool. The thick consistency of the mixture will cause “drips” as it hardens on the glass!

My contact info:
VWinship at aol dot com

throuthehaze said...

Vampire Kiss

10 cups vodka
5 cups chilled cranberry juice
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
2/3 cup orange liqueur
ice cubes

1. Get a large chilled pitcher
2. mix everything together in the pitcher except the ice
3. put ice cubes into chilled martini glasses
4. Pour Vampire Kiss into glasses and serve immediately

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

quixotic said...

Mmmm, yummy drinks.

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Vampire’s Elixir
From SkyyVampire’s Elixir


Strawberry Syrup
1.5 oz. SKYY Infusions Raspberry
.75 oz. White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. Half and Half


1. Dress strawberry syrup on the inside and rim of a chilled martini glass.
2. Combine remaining ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Garnish with vampire teeth.

Robin K said...

oh man... I do not drink. Well, I drink but nothing interesting.

So how about cherry coke with strawberries and sugar. Yummmm Sweet!

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

Hmmm...I'd have to go with the typical party punch (fruit punch, 7-Up, orange juice, etc). Add some extra red food dye to deepen the color!


Kalayna Price said...

I'm going to go with the Albino Vampire Cocktail which is a cocktail (with listed real ingredients) invented by the main character in Carole Nelson Douglas's Dancing with Werewolves. Fun series with a new drink recipe every book.

Rhianna said...

I was totally going to say the Albino Vampire drink from Dancing with Werewolves but looks like Kalayna was thinking the same thing. :D

I guess I could say that True Blood drink is pretty good.

Lorelei said...

Okay, I'm going to have to go with one of the drinks I've invented for my book "Vampire Ascending" called Old Coffin--mostly animal blood, mixed with about 38% of human . . . the remaining 2% we're not exactly sure about. Not a favorite among Tremayne's group.

SandyG265 said...

I have to go with a Bloody Mary

Lexie said...

There's one my friend's BF made up for Halloween, called Blood on the Moon. I'm not entirely sure what was in it, though I know it had vodka and raspberry something, but it would stain your lips deep red as if you just drank blood. I love that drink (its limited edition so I have to wait until Halloween again ::sigh:: )


jellybelly82158 said...

I don't drink so I guess I would have to say strawberry juice.

jellybelly8158 at gmail dot com

lingeorge said...

My preference would have to be Hot Mulled Blood Wine. It sounds dreamy....

Jennifer Mathis said...

well i make my kids a drink we call vampire blood it's pretty much a cherry slushy

jennifer mathis

heatwave16 said...

Well, if I was a vamp, I think I might enjoy a WHite Russian. I'm sure they are pretty tasty, and the blood would be so fresh inside. :)

Or maybe a Bloody Mary.


buddyt said...

I am not a cocktail drinker so I don't know very many cocktails and the only thing vaguely vampirish I can think of is the already mentioned Bloody Mary !

If tthe giveaway is open worldwide, then please enter me.


Carol T

Stella (Ex Libris) said...

I don't know if it is an official cocktail we have been experimenting with some friends and one of my favourite cocktails is a mixture of Bacardi white rum with raspberry syrup and cream and some friends even put some tiny bits of mint leaves and lime zest. Depending on how you stir or not the raspberry syrup it can look like blood droplets :-) Please enter me.

stella.exlibris (at) gmail DOT com

Thank you!

Anna Dougherty said...

I'm loving all these drink ideas! I might have to pick 2 winners- one for an alcoholic beverage and one for a non alcoholic drink. Hmm, guess you'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out:)

Mindful Musings- I'm going to make that punch for my kids this weekend! It's a great picnic drink, or even to keep for warm weather days.

Lorelei- I haven't read your book but I will add it to my list for when I'm out shopping.

Kalayna- I also like the Carole Nelson Douglas books! Fun series!

Spav said...

I think I'll pick a Bloody Mary.