DRACULA'S BLOODY MARTINI - Halloween Cocktail #8

is Halloween Cocktail #8 of 31 Monstrously Marvelous Martinis!

Halloween cocktail #8 is Dracula's Bloody Martini

This is a great Halloween cocktail for any blood sucking guests that suddenly appear on your doorstep looking for a little drink. Think of it as a Bloody Mary that
got bit by a vampire and now it's hot, spicy and everlastingly good. You can decide just how hot it is by the level of hot sauce you add to the mix!

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What's a Fluffernutter you ask? It's a sandwich made with peanut butter and some marshmallow fluff cream, usually spread between two slices of white bread.  It was quite a popular snack for children once upon a time, especially back in the East Coast and the Mid-West, and was even proposed as the Massachusetts state sandwich at one point. 

I'm sure parents in this day and age are a bit horrified by the idea, but if you've never tried a Fluffernutter sandwich you're missing out on a really yummy snack.  I was addicted to them as a kid. (I would add pieces of Hershey's chocolate bar to mine.)

To bring this into the adult realm of happy hour, I've taken these two flavors and translated them into a cocktail that should bring back all those fluffy, nutty memories of childhood in my Fluffy Nutty Martini.  If you can't find the Castries Peanut Rum Creme you can substitute Frangelico which is a hazelnut liqueur, but it's not quite the same taste experience.  The melted marshmallow and crushed peanut rim is the absolute perfect rim for this cocktail, messy, but fun.


1 Part Castries Peanut Rum Cream
1 Part Marshmallow Vodka
Cup of Ice

Garnish: 1/2 Cup Crushed Peanuts, melted marshmallow fluff.

Tools: 2 Small plates, Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Cocktail (martini) or Coupe

Add the crushed peanuts to one plate and the marshmallow fluff to another. Nuke the marshmallow for about 10 seconds until it's liquid but not bubbling.
Dip glass rim in fluff, then in peanuts, tap off excess and place glass in freezer to chill.
Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until chilled.
Strain into the chilled glass, garnish and serve.

If you want to really get into the Fluffernutter experience, make up some of the sandwiches to serve with the cocktail but grill them! You can cut these up into triangles and serve up with the Fluffy Nutty Martini.  Try adding bananas to the sandwiches or, like me, add a couple of squares of chocolate bar!

National FLUFFERNUTTER DAY is October 8th.

Updated 10-2019

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