A bloody good Halloween cocktail recipe

Booze and blood meet in this freaky Halloween cocktail called the Nosferatini. If you’re put off by blood – don’t read on. If you want to embrace your inner vampire – read on.

A bloody good Halloween cocktail recipe

The drink recipe, from London cocktail bar  Zetter Townhouse, is made with a gin and vermouth base and topped with a couple drops of their blood concoction. The realistic blood brew, made up of sugar, food colouring and crushed iron supplement, not only looks like but also tastes of and smells like blood.

The recipe is super easy to throw together and not gross at all — definitely a boozy one though. Zetter Townhouse is serving the cocktail for one night only — Halloween. If you can’t make it, then whip out your witch’s cauldron and brew some of your own. It’s guaranteed to gross out at least some, if not all, of your friends.

Get the recipe for the Nosferatini below.


For the blood mixture

  • 7g caster sugar
  • 44g red food colouring
  • 0.3g iron supplement, ground

The cocktail base

  • 50m Gin
  • 15ml dry Martini brand of vermouth

1. Mix the sugar, iron supplement and food colouring together in a bowl until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.

2. Add the gin and vermouth to a cocktail tin filled with ice and stir to dilute.

3. Double strain into a chilled, small cocktail glass and garnish with 2 drops of ‘blood.’

Recipe by Tony Conigliaro, Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell.

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