Bloody Milk & Honey

25 Oct

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Cool it with a baboon’s blood,
Then the charm is firm and good.
– Song of the Witches by William Shakespeare

The time is nigh for blood and gore. Halloween is here, the day we unmask the troubled soul. We’ll be doing a short series of Halloween themed drinks for those who need the inspiration.

We really liked the idea of going big and gross. To start off our series we have The Bloody Milk & Honey, a gory cocktail that’s big on drama. The contrast between the milky white cocktail and the bloody red accents is simply beautiful. Our attempt at making yummy fake blood turned out perfectly. And because we love discovering easy things, this was darn easy to make too!

What you’ll need for the Bloody Milk & Honey is Irish Cream, vodka, cream, ice, cocktail shaker, and honey and powdered red dye for the fake blood.

Bloody Milk & Honey - What You Need

Honey; Merrys Irish Cream; Smirnoff Vodka; Emborg Cooking Cream; Nur Red Food Colouring

The Recipe:
Milk & Honey
1 ½ shots Irish Cream
1 shot vodka
1 shot cream

Fake Blood
Powdered red dye

You’ll need to prepare your glasses first before pouring in your cocktail so let’s start with that. Get a flat plate, preferably with a moat or a ridge in it (makes it easier to rim your martini glass). Squeeze a sizeable amount of honey onto the plate.

Bloody Rim - Honey

Squeeze honey onto a flat plate

Next, use a baby teaspoon (I’m not good with spoon types and this is smaller than a teaspoon so, I’ll call it a baby teaspoon), and spoon just a tip of powdered red dye.

Fake Blood - Dye Steps

Sprinkle the dye onto the honey and stir until well combined and free of any powdery lumps. Once you’re done, there are 2 ways you can use this Fake Blood. Either by rimming, or by drizzling. To rim, take your martini glass, flip it upside down and dip the rim into the Fake Blood.

Fake Blood - Dip

Dip rim into Fake Blood

Flip it back right side up and there you have a brilliantly bloody red, wonderfully drippy bloody rim.

Fake Blood - Bloody Rim


Now to drizzle, take a teaspoonful of the Fake Blood, hold up your martini glass and start drizzling into the glass in quick but controlled swishing motions. You should end up with something that looks like blood spatter.

Fake Blood - Spatter

Spoon Fake Blood and drizzle into glass in gruesome erratic manner

Alright, now that you’re done with the glasses, set them aside and let’s make some drinks!

Combine the Irish Cream, vodka and cream in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well frosty and frothy. Using milk as a cream substitute is okay too. It’ll be a less heavy version, depending on your preferences but preferably you should use full cream milk. Skim milk is just waaay too light and tasteless.

Bloody Milk & Honey - Combine

Irish Cream!                                  Vodka!                                       Cream!

Next, strain contents into your garnished martini glasses.

Bloody Milk & Honey - Strain


Serve immediately. The fake blood honey actually adds a really nice taste to an otherwise heavy and milky cocktail. Like milk and honey, a perfect mix.

Bloody Milk & Honey

A bloody mess of a cocktail

Bloody Milk & Honey Alternate

Bloody Milk & Honey alternate ending


2 Responses to “Bloody Milk & Honey”

  1. Arone Tan October 25, 2012 at 01:56 #

    That looks amazing! The striking red makes for an attractive mix. What a fun post to kick start the Halloween week with! One of your most detailed posts yet !!

    • chamchamboy October 25, 2012 at 10:42 #

      Thanks, Arone. It was one of the best tasting ones too.

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