With the deep red color of blood and an ashy rim - this Vampire Margarita Mocktail looks just like what a vampire (real or fake!) would enjoy. A quick, easy & delicious drink that tastes like a vampire's bite - earthy, salty, spicy - and just what you need for a non-alcoholic Halloween treat!
Place the salt in a jar or small container and add one drop of black food coloring. Close the lid tightly and shake vigorously for the salt and food coloring to combine. Then open and pour the salt onto the lid or a plate.
Bring out a margarita glass and rub the lemon wedge around the rim. Then dip the rim in the salt and roll until the rim is covered in salt.
Bring out a cocktail shaker and pour in beet juice, ginger juice and still apple cider. Add in an ice cube. Cover tightly and shake. Then pour into the glass, and serve!
Ingredient notes & substitutions
Black food coloring - the best option is to use gel food coloring, but liquid food coloring also works
Fine table salt can be swapped for sea salt flakes that you crush a bit, but these work best together with gel food coloring
Ginger shot is the same as ginger juice
Apple cider - I used still for this recipe. You can use sparkling - but then don't shake it, add it straight to the glass instead.
Tips & tricks
Use a very small amount of liquid food coloring or the salt might get too wet and not stick to the rim
Use gel food coloring for a deeper color
Make it for a crowd by salting your rims and mixing your drink beforehand, then shake with ice and pour into glasses just before serving
Make it a cocktail by adding a shot of tequila to the shaker before mixing