From classics like bloody mary to newfangled libations inspired by the trend for all things vampiric, mixologists are seeing red for the annual celebration of things fun and ghoulish.
This blood sipper can be made by the pitcher ahead of time for parties big or small.
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries
1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup pomegranate juice
1 750-millileter bottle vodka
In a blender combine all ingredients. Pulse several times to just chop the fruit. Refrigerate for at least an hour or up to several days.
Pour the vodka and fruit mixture through a mesh strainer. Press the solids to extract as much liquid as possible, then discard the solids. The infused vodka can be sipped straight, chilled, or cut with apple cider, ginger ale or coconut cream.
Makes about 1 liter.
Recipe from Associated Press food editor J.M. Hirsch.
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