Vampire Kiss Martini

Finladia Vodka's Vampire Kiss Martini

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  • Total: 3 mins
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
178 Calories
0g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1 cocktail (1 serving)
Amount per serving
Calories 178
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 3mg 0%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The vampire kiss martini is an extremely simple Champagne cocktail that you won't want to miss. While it's a great drink for Halloween parties, it's also nice on Valentine's Day or any occasion, even if it's just a weeknight dinner.

This recipe comes from Finlandia Vodka and there's really no mixing involved, so you don't need a cocktail shaker or any special bar tools. It's simply a raspberry-flavored vodka martini with a little sparkle and the Champagne's bubbles do all the mixing for you.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 ounces vodka (Finlandia)
  • 3/4 ounce ​raspberry liqueur (Chambord; divided)
  • 1 1/2 ounces ​sparkling wine (Korbel California Champagne)
  • Garnish: red sugar (for rim)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Rim a cocktail glass with red sugar.

  3. Pour the vodka and half of the Chambord into the glass.

  4. Top with Champagne.

  5. Pour the remaining Chambord over the back of a spoon so it floats on top of the drink.

  6. Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • You might be able to find red sugar in the cake decorating section of your local grocery store.
  • It's also easy to make the colored sugar at home. Simply add a few drops of red food coloring to a small pile (about 1/8 cup) of white granulated sugar and mix until you get a consistent color. It's best to let the sugar dry overnight, after which you'll likely need to break the hardened sugar cake back up into granules.
  • You will need to wet the rim of your glass so the sugar adheres. For this drink, dipping it into a shallow dish of Chambord is a great choice. Immediately after wetting it, roll the rim in a pile of the red sugar.

Recipe Variations

  • If you want to forego the sugar rim, a few raspberries make a nice garnish for this drink. Either add them to a cocktail skewer or simply let them float.
  • For Halloween, you can get a little weird and add fun surprises to the cocktail. Place some (washed) fake vampire teeth in the bottom of the glass, or create creepy lychee eyeball garnishes to skewer on the rim.
  • Any sparkling wine can work in this martini. You might even want to choose a sparkling rosé because that style of wine tends to have strawberry notes that are a perfect complement to the raspberry.
  • Play around with flavored vodkas. Vanilla and raspberry vodkas are excellent choices. You can also pour a citrus vodka or go with unique flavor combinations by using chocolate, pear, or pineapple vodkas.

How Strong Is a Vampire's Kiss Martini?

There's no ice to dilute this cocktail, though it still mixes up to the average strength of fruity martinis. If you stick with all the recommended brands, your vampire's kiss martini will have an alcohol content around 24 percent ABV (48 proof). To put that into perspective, drinking two of these is like taking a straight shot of vodka.