Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Vampire Shot

I will be the first to admit it....Halloween is totally sneaking up on me.  

I thought I had a month to get ready and prepare for it.  Turns out I only have a little over a week.  

Things To Do:

-Get both girls Halloween Costumes : Check
-Get youngest sons mask and hair dye: Check
-Get more hair dye for youngest son as he's "changed his mind a little": Still need to do that
-Figure out a non-messy costume friendly dinner: Still need to do that (any ideas are welcome)
-Get Halloween Candy: Check
-Make sure we have Trick or Treat bags/pumpkins: Still need to do that
-Create Halloween Cocktails for blog: work in progress
-Create a blog post listing good Halloween Cocktails: Still need to do that

OK, so I can at least say that I have completed some things on my Halloween Checklist.  

Onto today's Halloween Cocktail.  

This little shooter isn't half bad.  

It does not make you quiver what so ever after you shoot it, which is something that I like about it.  

The mixture of the three ingredients is OK, I think if you used less Chambord it would taste better in my opinion.  If I make this one again, I will definitely be changing the amounts to my liking.  

I have read the first two books in the Divergent series.  The first book is coming out in the movie theaters soon (fist pumping) and I am very excited to see it!  

The third book just came out yesterday and I have already heard that the ending may not be what I was hoping for....apparently a friend of mine has read a lot of bad reviews on it, which is disappointing, but I know I will still read it anyways.  

OK, just wanted to share that news with you all, in case there are other Divergent fans out there.

Here is a photo of the end result:

halloween cocktail, vodka, chambord, black raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

halloween cocktail, vodka, chambord, black raspberry liqueur, cranberry juice

Here is the recipe for a Vampire Shot:

  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce black raspberry liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce cranberry cocktail juice

In a cocktail shaker, add ice and all three ingredients above.  Shake and strain into a shot glass.

Here's to another Halloween Cocktail.


The Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady
Cocktail Lady

Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. Chambord does tend to overwhelm all other tastes. Even though I'm not a fan of shooters, I might try this one with just a wee bit of Chambord.

    1. I think that's a great idea! Yes, it does overwhelm and should not be an equal partner in a cocktail =)

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  3. Any thoughts on substituting DeKuyper Razzmatazz schnapps for the Chambord? I have to make about 200 shots for a large party.

    1. Hi, thank you for your question! I have not yet tried Razzamatazz (odd I know, I seen to have tried just about everything else). From what I am seeing online they are similar, but not the same. Chambord is a black raspberry liqueur and Razzamatazz is a red raspberry liqueur. I would think that if you like the flavor of Razzamatazz then it would work, because you are still getting a version of the raspberry flavor.

      If you do try it that way, I'd LOVE to hear about it!!