Bloodbath cocktail recipe

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This pomegranate bloodbath cocktail made with vodka is easy to make and perfect for Halloween...

Bloodbath cocktail
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Preparation Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins

Easy to make with fantastic blood-red colour, this bloodbath cocktail is the perfect way to kick-start a vampire-themed or Halloween party.

Ready in just five minutes, this Halloween cocktail is made using just four ingredients; pomegranate juice, vodka, raspberry syrup, and lemon juice. It's a refreshing cocktail - sweet but balanced with a bit of an edge from the lemon. And it will certainly look the part on your Halloween party table. This cocktail is best served in a fancy martini glass, which shows off the red colour in the best way. Champagne coups or flutes would also work though. Finish with floating blueberries for a really spooktacular look. 


  • 100ml pomegranate juice
  • 50ml vodka
  • Dash of raspberry syrup
  • Dash of lemon juice




  1. Mix the pomegranate juice, vodka, raspberry syrup and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker with a handful of ice. Shake well. Strain into a Martini glass to serve.
  2. Alternatively, stir the ingredients together and serve over ice in a heavy tumbler.

Top tips for making blood bath cocktail

You could easily swap the pomegranate juice for other redcurrant juices to make this cocktail. You could also try it using gin instead for a different flavour and finish.

Why are some cocktails shaken and others stirred?

Shaking mixes drinks more thoroughly and also chills them down beautifully for drinking. Cocktails that contain cream liqueurs, creamy mixers or fruity juice are best shaken to live up the ingredients. Cocktails that are mostly made up of spirits and bitters are better stirred so they retain a better texture.

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