I used these “blood shot” martini glasses as a party favor for a Tru Blood seasoning opening party I did a few years ago. Your guest gets a great take home or they can use the glass during the party and then eat the bloody candy rim!
The bloody dripping rim is made from the same recipe you would use to make hard candy.
- A candy thermometer (can find at your local grocery or craft store where they have candy making supplies
- Wilton Christmas Red frosting coloring (or red of your choice)
- Light Karo syrup
- White sugar
- A couple of tooth picks or a plastic knife
- Plastic martini glasses (Find them at Walmart, party supply stores, The Dollar Store, craft stores).
- Wax paper
1 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Karo Syrup
1/2 c. Water
Directions: (Caution, this mixture is very hot!)
Combine sugar, syrup and water. Cook without stirring to hard crack stage – which is 300 degrees F. Use a toothpick or the end of a plastic knife to add a few small scrapings of the frosting coloring. I wanted my red to be a deep/bright red, so I just kept scooping in a few scrapings of the coloring with the plastic knife till I got the color I wanted.
Turn off heat if you are only doing one or two glasses, turn the heat to low if you will be doing more than two. While the mixture is still hot, dunk the top of the cocktail glass deep into the mixture then pull is out immediately. Begin to slowly turn your glass clock wise to create the blood drips. Flip the glass right side up to cool and set it on wax paper. Embellish with curly ribbon and other tasty treats to create a magnificent party favor!