Halloween’s Coolest Cocktail: The Vampire Bite Piña Colada

So… You see a black-haired pale guy wearing a cape coming toward you in a dark alley. Your instinct may be to run—but if he’s holding this cocktail, hang around for that Vampire Bite! Because it’s not just a piña colada—a delicious, classic swirl of frozen coconut, pineapple and rum—it’s got gory bite marks and a sweet, bloody rim. This Vampire Bite is worth it.

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The Vampire Bite

Vampire Bite Piña Colada

  • Yields 1
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes

For the Blood

  • ¼ c light corn syrup
  • 3 drops natural red food color

For the Colada

  • ice cubes as required
  • 2 oz coconut rum
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 c pineapple juice
  • 1/4 c pineapple chunks (frozen)
  • 1/4 c orange juice

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1. In a small bowl, mix the corn syrup and red food color. Add more color if needed to achieve a blood red color. Pour onto a plate and allow to spread into a thin layer. Carefully dip the rim of the glass into the syrup to create a thin rim, then carefully run the edge of the glass through the syrup. Flip the glass right side up and allow the blood to drip.

2. Add ice, coconut rum, lime juice, pineapple chunks, pineapple and orange juices to a blender. Blend until desired consistency is reached. Pour into the blood rimmed glass.

3. Use a straw to grab a little more corn syrup and make two “bite” dots on the surface of the drink. Serve.

The Vampire Bite

Coyote urine. It’s the reason my hydrangeas actually bloomed this year. (Deer repellent.) And after her thorough sweep of the gardens for chipmunks, it’s what Mary smells like right now. #bathtime Happy Saturday!

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