One of my favorite things about Halloween is how you can make the simplest recipes sound creepy and fun with just minor alterations. A perfect example is my Spooky Apple And Mango Spider Cider, which goes from simple to creepy just by inviting a few adorable plastic spiders to the party.
This Crazy Vampire Bat Cocktail is much the same. The basic drink consists of two main ingredients: rum and Cascade Ice’s Orange and Mango Soda. But when you rim your glass with a bit of sweet, sticky, and completely delicious Grenadine, suddenly you have a crazy vampire bat cocktail that people will be talking about long after your Halloween party is over!
If you’re not a fan of alcohol – or you are making this beverage for your kids’ Halloween party, I even include some great ways to make a tasty and refreshing mocktail with this recipe while keeping the creepy-factor thoroughly intact.
And if you are watching your calories, you’ll be pleased to know that you can enjoy this cocktail (or mocktail) without completely blowing your eating plan. Happy Halloween!
The Crazy Vampire Bat Cocktail
Get ready to bat your eyelashes because the Crazy Vampire Bat Cocktail is ready for Halloween! It’s perfect for Halloween parties and even better, it only has 67 calories!Click to tweet
I’m a fan of keeping the calories and carbs low on my cocktails, so for this particular recipe, I used Cascade Ice’s orange mango soda. It’s a zero calorie beverage, so if you serve it without the grenadine rim, it’s only 65 calories per serving. If Cascade Ice isn’t available in your area, you can also substitute an orange flavored Sparkling Ice or even a Fanta. Just be mindful that substitutions may change your calorie and carb intake.
There are also some yummy orange and mango or carrot and mango juices out there as well that make a delicious substitute for Cascade Ice. Just be mindful that those may add an additional 100 or so calories per serving.
You may also enjoy our Vampire Bite Cocktail too!
Ingredients you need to make the crazy vampire bat cocktail
- Light Rum
- Orange Mango soda
- Grenadine, optional to rim the glass with fake blood
Make the crazy vampire bat as a Mocktail instead
To enjoy the crazy vampire bat cocktail without alcohol, all you need to do is leave out the light rum. You’ll really want to do something to kick up the orange mango soda a notch. Otherwise, it’s just orange soda.
So I recommend first dipping your glass in some grenadine for fake blood, then add an ounce of grenadine in the base of the glass, pour the orange drink over the back of a spoon to layer the drink. You can even fill the glass with maraschino cherries before adding the orange drink if you really want to step up the mocktail.
How to make the crazy vampire bat cocktail
Chill your martini or wine glass.
In a mixing glass, combine your rum and orange mango drink.
Optional: Rim your glass with grenadine and let it run down the inner sides for a fake blood look.
Pour your mixture over ice and serve. Enjoy!
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Crazy Vampire Bat Cocktail
- 1 oz Light Rum
- 5 oz Orange Mango Soda
- Grenadine optional to rim the glass
- Chill your martini or wine glass.
- In a mixing glass, combine your rum and orange mango drink.
- Optional: Rim your glass with grenadine and let it run down the inner sides for a fake blood look.
- Pour your mixture over ice and serve. Enjoy!
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