How’s your weekend coming along? I’ve been adding some final touches to my costume for a Halloween party next Friday. Meaning I now have red glitter glue all over me, the dogs, my dining room table and the good Lord only knows where else! Time to chill out with a Halloween appropriate cocktail, the Bloody Sundress.
This comes from the book True Blood Drinks and Bites by Gianna Sobol and Alan Ball:
The cocktail celebrates the scene in one of the early episodes where Sookie, goes to Fangtasia wearing this adorable white sundress:
And ends up like this:
Yeah, I know, we’ve all had nights like that right?
It does lead to this very memorable line from Pam:
Ok, so maybe we haven’t all had nights quite like that!
And now for the Bloody Sundress Cocktail. If this is what vampire blood tastes like then give me more! It combines the tartness of pomegranate juice with zinginess of limoncello and fresh lime so it is quite tangy I loved it! If you really do not like sour flavours just add more simple syrup until it is sweet enough for you! I also really liked the touch of rosewater in this too!
This could very easily become my go to summer cocktail. It’s very refreshing and a gorgeous rosé wine colour. So pretty! Perfect for a day with the girls!
- 1 1/2 oz of vodka
- 1 oz limoncello
- 1 oz unsweetened pomegranate juice
- 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 tsp or more (or less) simple syrup
- 3-4 drops rosewater
- ice cubes
- lemon twist
- Place a cocktail glass in the freezer to chill.
- Pour all the ingredients except for the lemon twist into a cocktail shaker.
- Shake until well chilled.
- Remove the glass from the freezer, add some fresh ice cubes.
- Strain the cocktail into the glass.
- Garnish with the lemon twist.
And now for my costume. Want a hint? Here you go. These will be in my hair:
Not ringing any bells? Well, these need a couple more coats of glitter and they will be good to go!
Have a wonderful week. I’ll be following a yellow brick road somewhere. What are you up to? Are you dressing up for Halloween this year?