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Tru Blood cocktails for Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween? Did you get your Sookie outfit, your fangs and your fake blood? Good, now all you need is some bottles of Tru Blood and hard liquor to get the party started!

Tru Blood is a blood orange flavored soda is slightly tart, lightly sweet and subtly carbonated. You can buy a 4-pack or a 16 pack in the HBO Store. You can mix Tru Blood and use it in your cocktail, we selected some of the juiciest recipes for you:

The Fangbanger

*Tru Blood
*Vodka

Make sure that your vodka is ice cold and mix this two parts Tru Blood to one part vodka. Serve over ice.

Death on the Beach

* Tru Blood
* Peach Schnapps
* Pineapple juice
* vodka

Build this in a glass with ice using 2 oz of vodka and a 1/2 oz of peach schnapps then do equal parts pineapple juice and Tru Blood to fill your Rocks glass.

Plasmapolitan

* Tru Blood
* Citron vodka
* Cointreau
* fresh lime juice

This is one that should be served in a martini glass. Fill your glass with ice and set aside. Fill your cocktail shaker half full with ice and add 2 oz Citron, 1/2 oz Cointreau and I’d say the juice from one lime. Shake until cold. Dump the ice from your martini glass and strain your liquid from the shaker. Top with Tru Blood.

Bartender Giuseppe Gonzalez suggests the following Tru Blood cocktails

Ramos Gin Fizz (Vampire Style)
* 1 1/2 ounce gin
* 1/2 ounce lime juice
* 1/2 ounce lemon juice
* 4 sugarcubes
* 4 dashes orange blossom water
* 1 ounce heavy cream
* 1 egg white

Place those ingredients in a cocktail shaker and thrash vigorously for about 10 minutes to emulsify the mixture. Let it settle in a highball glass then add Tru Blood. The cream should rise to the top.
Drizzle some Peychaud’s on top for a trail of faux blood.

French 75 (Vampire Style)
* 1 part gin
* 1/2 lemon
* 1/2 sugar
* 2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters

Mix and add to a Champagne flute. Top with equal parts Champagne and Tru Blood.

Dutch Blood

Just add 1 1/4 ounce of absinthe to an absinthe cup and top with Tru Blood. Just the right bite to mask the caffeine that powers you through until the first light of dawn.

redcandy_cocktailrimmer_2To complete the look add a little blood to your glass. The blood rim is made from the same kind of mixture as you use to make hard candy. It’s actually pretty easy, but you will need a candy thermometer (which you can find at most grocery stores).

Ingredients:
* 1 c. Sugar
* 1/2 c. Karo Syrup
* 1/2 c. Water
* Red Food Coloring
* Cinnamon (optional)

Directions:
Combine sugar, syrup and water. Cook without stirring to hard crack stage – which is 300 degrees F. Add food coloring. (Optional: Cinnamon may be added for flavor.)

Turn off heat. While the mixture is still hot, dunk the top of the cocktail glass into the mixture to create the red rim. If you need to do several glasses, keep the mixture hot so it lasts longer (instead of turning heat off, just reduce slightly).You can go anywhere from just along the very tip of the rim to part way down the glass – whichever you prefer. Flip the glass right side up to cool. The thick consistency of the mixture will cause “drips” as it hardens on the glass! (source)

true_blood_bagIf these cocktails are still too tame for you, you can always go for the BLOOD Energy Potion.

BLOOD Energy Potion looks just like an IV transfusion bag, but is actually a drinkable concoction loaded with sweet fruit punch flavored energy drink. New from the makers of Mana and Health Energy Potion comes Blood Energy Potion: the world’s first synthetic blood beverage. The fruit punch flavor packs 4 hours of energy along with iron, protein, and electrolytes. Not only does Blood Energy Potion have a similar nutritional makeup to real blood, but it has the same color, look, and consistency of blood. Get real blood nutrients without that real blood taste! The re-sealable transfusion bag style pouch provides the convenient delivery of fluids for vampires and humans alike! Contains no real blood, just synthetic!
To buy the blood you’ll have to wait until next year, it will be available in January.