- If you’d like to have a red sugar rim on your cocktail, then you should do this first! Dip the rim of a chilled cocktail glass into cold water, and then into the sugar. (If you can’t find coloured sugar at your local supermarket, then you can easily make it at home. Simply add a few drops of red food colouring into white sugar and mix until all of the sugar is a consistent colour. Our tip is to let this dry overnight so you aren’t working with wet sugar!)
- Pour the raspberry liqueur and vodka into a cocktail shaker. Add a handful of ice and a couple of fresh raspberries and shake until the outside of the shaker feels cold.
- Fine strain the cocktail (or double strain if you don’t have a fine strainer) into your cocktail glass and top with the sparkling wine.
Switch it up
There are a couple of different ways that you can shake up a Vampire Kiss cocktail. If you’d like it to have less alcohol, you can replace the sparkling wine with cranberry or pomegranate juice. A flavoured vodka is also a fun way to make your Vampire Kiss a bit different. Pomegranate and raspberry vodka would work particularly well!
If you’re more of a rum lover, then you could also use rum instead! Simply use it instead of vodka, and it’ll add a lovely deep sweetness.