Vampire Kiss Martini

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Yes, well...this week with the premiere of New Moon we're going to showcase some vampire stuff so if you're not into the vampy, then move on. Regardless, this sounds like a pretty yummy cocktail.

It's a twist on the French Martini (which, by the by, I love).

Vampire Kiss Martini
1.5 oz good vodka
1.5 oz champagne
3/4 oz chambord
red sugar for rim

Combine white granulated sugar with red food coloring. Set aside in a shallow dish. Dip the rim of your martini glass in the red sugar and set aside.

Pour vodka and half of the chambord in a martini glass. Top with champagne. Pour the remaining chambord over the back of a spoon to make it float.

Here's what it looks like:
See how by letting the remaining chambord drip on the back of the spoon you can actually get it to float on the top of the champagne? So pretty.
If you want the drink stirred together to achieve a spooky red color, then:

I don't like that so much, but I'm digging the goblet as opposed to the martini glass.
And this is why you use white sugar mixed with red food coloring:

The food coloring I think will add just enough moisture to create a damper sugar (as opposed to using just red sugar crystals), which allows it to drip along the sides like blood.
So cool!
Ok, so maybe a little too Halloween but it sounds very tasty. I think I will try it sans "blood" on Friday before the movie (!). Can't wait!

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