Are you looking for a fun cocktail to serve at your next Halloween party? Look no further! This Bloody Tequila Sunrise is sure to spook your guests. Not a tequila fan? Just swap it out with Vodka for a Bloody Screwdriver.
If a Tequila Sunrise is too old school for you, try the Smoke’n Blackberry Sage Margarita! You can have your drink and sage the room at the same time this Halloween!
Instead of using grenadine like the typical Tequila Sunrise, we use raspberry puree, and it looks just like blood! To give it a freaky effect, we will use a syringe to inject the puree into the drink! I know! You’re on Amazon looking for syringes right now, aren’t you? If you don’t have time to get them, you could spoon the blood- I mean puree- into the drink. It’ll still look and taste great.
Here is what you will need to make the Bloody Tequila Sunrise:
- Fresh squeezed orange juice
- Cocktail shaker
Warning: there is some prep work!
You will have to make the raspberry puree ahead of time and let it cool. It’s straightforward. You puree your raspberries in your blender until smooth. I have a Blendtec, so this is a breeze. Then you strain the puree in a wire mesh to remove any seeds or pulp. Put the puree in a saucepan with the sugar and cook down until the mixture is dark and thick like blood.
If you’re making lots of these for a party, you can use orange juice from the store, but the fresher, the better. I highly recommend upping your cocktail game and juicing your oranges. It’s simple with a decent citrus juicer, and your cocktails will taste better- next level better!
I’ll walk you through making this cocktail in a shaker, but if you don’t have one, that’s fine. You can mix your drink in the glass. I find the shaker helps bring your drink to the proper temperature and dilutes it perfectly. If you want to try shaking your drinks without buying a shaker, use a mason jar.
Add your tequila and O.J into the shaker with some ice and give it a shake. Another great reason to use a shaker is to get a mini-workout every time you make a drink. “Honey, I’m heading to the bar for a workout. Do you want one?”
It’s all about presentation.
Next, you are going to strain your drink into a glass with ice. I’m going to use a rocks glass. Then garnish by adding your prepared syringe full of raspberry puree. I leave the syringe full, so the person drinking can have the pleasure of injecting the bloody puree. We might be too old to go trick or treating, but we are never too old to have some Halloween fun!
Don’t worry about making too much raspberry puree; it’s great on pancakes as well!
Let me know what you think of the recipe by leaving a comment below or posting a picture on Instagram and tag me! I would you’ve to see your creation!
Bloody Tequila Sunrise
Your freaky friends will love this bloody version of the Tequila Sunrise.
2 oz tequila Blanco
4 oz freshly squeezed orange juice
2 cups raspberry
¼ cup sugar
- Raspberry Puree
- Puree your raspberries in a blender and strain through a wire mesh strainer to remove seeds and pulp.
- Cook raspberry puree and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until it thickens and becomes a bit darker. Let it cool, and then fill your syringes with puree.
- Add the tequila and orange juice into a cocktail shaker with ice and give it a shake.
- Strain the mixture into a glass with ice.
- Insert your syringe (or spoon your raspberry mixture) into the glass and serve.
- There will be enough Raspberry puree for several cocktails, depending on how much you use in each.