As we all know, it's the bartender that really makes the difference when you order a drink. No two bartenders pour the same drink, they have their own personal style and we wouldn't ask for their secrets. Here at Tip Your Bartender we try to give you an accurate recipe for the drinks we sample but recipe’s do vary from bar and bartender.


Tip Your Bartender is getting in the festive Halloween spirit and we thought we would review some scary drinks that you might try during the holiday. We asked the mixologist Elena from Antonio's Nut House to help us out and whip us up some wicked brew. These few vampire drinks are frightening not because their color but for the hangover you might get if you drink too much. Proceed with caution.

Vampire's Kiss recipe

Scale ingredients to servings
2 oz vodka
1/2 oz dry gin
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1 tbsp tequila
1 pinch salt
2 oz tomato juice

Shake with ice, strain over ice in an old-fashioned glass, and serve.

The Vampire's Kiss is a delicate twist on a Bloody Mary. It's refreshing and mild without that extra spicy kick. The tequila adds an interesting hint of heat, but we thought we were missing out. Worcestershire and the horseradish make a Blood Mary. We also thought the color of a Blood Mary is closer to blood than the Vampire's Kiss. In conclusion, ask for a Blood Mary.

Vampire's Dream recipe

Scale ingredients to servings
2 oz Bacardi® Select rum
7 oz cranberry juice
5 oz pineapple juice
1 oz Rose's® grenadine syrup

Combine ingredients in a mixer and either shake or stir. Mix well. Serve over chipped ice in a highball glass. If mixed right it should be abouth the collor of blood.

The Vampire's Dream is a good party punch if you add just the right amount of grenadine. Too much and it becomes a sugar headache. We understand that it's grenadine that produces that rich bloody color but you don't want to compromise taste for presentation.

Vampire Juice recipe

Scale ingredients to servings
1 oz CocoRibe® coconut rum
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 oz Bacardi® Limon rum
8 oz orange juice

Pour coconut rum, curacao and bacardi into a shaker with three or four ice cubes. Strain into a collins glass, fill with orange juice, and serve.

The Vampire Juice was our favorite out of the bunch. This spooky green color prepared you for a fruity blast of refreshment. It was like a smashing melon exploded in your mouth.

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