The Vampiro Cocktail Recipe

Posted in Classics, Tequila on March 7, 2014

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The name of this cocktail makes us think about the Halloween. In fact, it is a suitable drink for such an occasion because it contains tomato juice and it has a bright red color that resembles blood. This is how it got its name. In fact, the Vampiro is similar to a Bloody Mary, but it is not vodka based. It has the same spicy flavor, but the alcoholic base is tequila instead of vodka. This makes perfect sense if you think about the fact that this cocktail originated in Mexico. It eventually became popular worldwide and numerous Americans are preparing it at home for Halloween parties.


The Vampiro is refreshing and very spicy. It couldn't have been otherwise given the fact that Mexicans love both tequila and spicy food. Preparing this cocktail at home will make you feel like you have started cooking. You’ll indeed have to chop some onion and some peppers, but it is sure worth the effort. The Vampiro has a unique flavor that can’t be obtained in a different manner.


How to Prepare the Vampiro Cocktail


You’ll probably need to go shopping because the Vampiro definitely needs a lot of ingredients. Some of them are not among the common things that you usually need when making a cocktail.


Here is what you should buy:


  • 1 oz. of silver tequila.
  • 2 ½ oz. of tomato juice.
  • 1 oz. of orange juice.
  • 1 tbsp. of lime juice.
  • 1 tsp. of honey.
  • 1 tbsp. of chopped onion.
  • 3 thin slices of hot chili peppers such as jalapeno.
  • A dash of Worcester sauce.
  • Ice.


It does feel like cooking right? In fact, all these ingredients are contributing to create a unique and reach flavor that can only be enjoyed in a Vampiro.


If you want to, you can rim the glass with salt. You’ll need some coarse salt for that.


Put all the above mentioned ingredients in a shaker and shake them well. You need to make sure that the chili has time to release its flavors.


Strain the drink in a tall glass over ice cubes. It would be best if the glass is chilled.


As said, you can rim the glass with salt and you can also use a lemon or orange wedge for garnish.


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