These Halloween Mimosas are going to be your new favorite spooky-themed cocktail! Ready in under 6 minutes, this edible fake blood rimmed cocktail is perfect for a Halloween brunch or party. All you need is 5 simple ingredients!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I love the crisp air, the spooky thrill, all the delicious treats, and of course, the fun cocktails!
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS RECIPE
- Great for hosting. There is nothing guests enjoy more than a fun and festive cocktail. If you love this cocktail, you'll also love serving my Drunk in the Graveyard Cocktail, my Tropical Candy Corn Cocktail and my Apple Cider Mule.
- Simple. Making make at home cocktail couldn't get any easier. All you need is 5 ingredients and 3 minutes of actual work.
- Impressive yet simple - One of my favorite things about "fancy" rimmed cocktails is how well put together they look while only taking minutes to prepare. If you rim the glasses and place them in the fridge ahead of time, you can throw just cocktail together in less an 1 minute! Easy hosting!
- Prosecco or Champagne. The base of every mimosa is prosecco or champagne. Because this mimosa is already sweet due to the rim and grenadine, I recommend using a dryer prosecco or champagne, such as a brut.
- Grenadine. A sweet syrup made from pomegranates, you can find grenadine at your local super market or likely in your liquor store.
- Red Food Dye Coloring. Many food dyes are made from bugs, so if you are vegan or plant based, be sure your food dye is marked accordingly. I use the plant based food dye from Whole Foods, but there are a plethora of options on the market
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
- Start off by making the edible fake blood rim. In a microwavable, shallow bowl, mix together the red food dye coloring, the corn syrup and confectionary sugar.
- Mix the ingredients together until they are combined. If all of confectionary sugar will not fully combine with the other ingredients, it is okay. The mixture will resemble a thick paste.
- Microwave the mixture for 5 to 10 seconds, until it become looser. Think of liquid glue. If it is watery, simply wait 1 minute for it to thicken.
- Dip the top of the champagne flute or coupe glass into the mixture. You may need to angle the bowl accordingly. Be sure the rim is thicker because it will not drip if it is too thin.
- Place the glass upside down to allow the edible fake blood rim to drip slightly, then place it into the fridge for 3-5 minutes, allowing it to become stiff.
- Remove the glass from the fridge and pour the prosecco or champagne until it is ¾ full.
- Add in the grenadine and drink immediately.
Although you likely will not have much left over, the fake blood will last up to 2 weeks in a sealed container in the fridge. Allow it to warm up or gently microwave it before rimming a glass with it.
Allow it to sit for 1 to 3 minutes to allow it to become stiff. If it still does not stiffen, place it in the fridge.
While this recipe does not have any added fruit, you can add pomegranate seeds, strawberries or blackberries.
No, it is not. Grenadine is made from pomegranates.
- Allow your rimmed glasses to chill in the fridge for 3-5 minutes before making the cocktail. This corn syrup based rim will melt when warm, and chilling will allow it to harden in the fridge.
- Do not place your cocktail near any red linen or near any white clothes. Due to the red food dye in the rim, it will cause staining.
- Adjust rim drips. I allowed for my rim to drip slightly, to allow individuals to still be able to grab the glass from places other than the stem. If you want to have more of a dramatic effect, add a thicker coat of the edible fake blood when rimming the glass and allow it to stand upright for longer.
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If you make this recipe, please do not forget to leave me a review! Happy Halloween!
Halloween Bloody Mimosas
Blood Drip Rim
- 1 tbsp corn syrup
- 2 tbsp confectionary sugar
- 10 drops red food dye coloring
- 4 tbsp grenadine
- 1 bottle of prosecco
Blood Drip Rim
- Add all ingredients into a microwave safe, shallow bowl and mix with a fork until combined. It will resemble a thick paste. The confectionary sugar may not mix completely in, which is OK.
- Microwave the mixture for 5-10 seconds until it gets slightly looser. It will be able to drip off the fork, but should not be watery. If it is watery, that is ok. Let is sit for 1 minute and it will thicken up.
- Dip the top portion of your champagne flute or coupe glass into the mixture, angling it to ensure the entire rim is thickly coated with the mixture. Repeat with the 3 other glasses, standing them upright afterwards to allow the edible fake blood to drip downward.
- Place the glass in the refrigerator for 3-5 minutes to allow the rim to become stiff.
- Pour prosecco in each glass, until it is appox. ¾ full.
- Pour in 1 tbsp of grenadine into each glass (see my tips section below).
- The rim of this glass will melt in high temperatures. Be careful where you place the glass if it is warmer out. I recommend keeping it away from white linen (including clothing) and always placing it on a coaster.
- If you would like to separate the grenadine from the Prosecco or champagne, to have a layering affect, place the edge of a spoon upside down (curved side up, well side down) on the inner edge of your glass. Pour the grenadine on top of the curve of the spoon. This will cause it grenadine to go directly onto the bottom of the glass.
- Swap out champagne for ginger ale for a no alcohol version!