Bloody Heart Cocktail

This Bloody Heart Cocktail is a beautiful red Halloween cocktail recipe. A few simple ingredients for a fruity, citrus, and fresh drink perfect for the holiday party.

Bloody Heart Halloween Cocktail in a stemless glass with a silver snake.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

The “Bloody Heart” is a Halloween cocktail known for its spooky and visually striking appearance. It’s often served at Halloween parties and events to add a festive touch to the festivities.

A vodka cocktail is a great option to serve at a Halloween party as it is a neutral liquor that many people like.

Pairing up the vodka with cherry juice, lime, and some fresh mint results in a delicious cocktail that is not too heavy nor too sweet.

Since this Halloween drink does not use anything with bubbles, it makes a great cocktail to make in a large batch in advance for your spooky party gathering.

Close view of Bloody Heart Halloween Cocktail in a clear stemless glass with a silver snake. A red drink made with cherry and vodka.

Ingredients and Overview

You can find full details on ingredients, quantities, and instructions in the full recipe card below.

You need the following ingredients for this red Halloween cocktail:

  • Cherry Juice
  • Vodka – plain is perfect, or you can use a cherry, lemon, or orange vodka
  • Lemon Juice – fresh is best. You could also use lime or orange juice for a slight different taste.
  • Fresh Mint

Feel free to get creative with the garnishes and presentation to enhance the eerie vibe of your Halloween gathering.

I love to use Brandied Cherries as the perfect garnish.

Not only do brandied cherries tell you what is in the cocktail, but the cherry shape is similar to a dark heart, perfect for Halloween!


What can I substitute for vodka in a cocktail?

For this cocktail recipe, you can swap out the vodka for a clear rum or tequila.
It is best to use a clear, neutral liquor.

Can I make this cocktail in advance?

Because this cocktail recipe does not use anything with carbonation, it can be made in advance.

What can I use instead of cherry juice?

If you want to use something other than cherry juice in this cocktail, you can use anything red such as cranberry juice.

A stemless glass filled with Bloody Heart Halloween Cocktail and a pick of brandied cherries.
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Bloody Heart Halloween Cocktail in a stemless glass with a silver snake.

Bloody Heart Halloween Cocktail

Bloody Heart Cocktail is a beautiful red Halloween cocktail perfect for the holiday! Made with cherry, citrus, and vodka.
5 from 3 votes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Cocktail
Cuisine American
Servings 1 drink


  • Jigger
  • Muddler
  • Shaker or something to strain liquid
  • Ice


  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ½ ounces cherry juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 4 leaves fresh mint
  • brandied cherries for garnish


  • In a cocktail shaker or large glass, muddle the mint and lemon juice together.
  • Add the cherry juice, vodka, and a scoop of ice. Shake until very cold, approximately 30 seconds.
  • Fill your cocktail glass with ice.
  • Strain the cherry cocktail over the ice.
  • Garnish with brandied cherries. Serve.


Because this cocktail does not have any bubbly ingredient, it can be made in a large batch in advance which makes a perfect Halloween party punch!
If you do not have a muddler, you can use the back end of a wood spoon or something similar.
Brandied Cherries are the perfect garnish!
Keyword Citrus, Halloween, Vodka

3 thoughts on “Bloody Heart Cocktail”

  1. 5 stars
    Okay, first of all, I love the mug!! And secondly, I am so excited to make this! It is so fun and festive, thank you so much for sharing this recipe 🙂


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