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Vile Bile with Blood Clots Cocktail Recipe

Vile Bile with Blood Clots Cocktail
Montage Beverly Hills

Vile Bile with Blood Clots Cocktail

This Halloween, Richard Ruskell, Executive Pastry Chef at Montage Beverly Hills, offers an appropriately festive cocktail for the walking dead featuring kalamanzi soda and habanero brew.

Deliver Ingredients


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup kalamanzi juice, frozen or fresh
  • 1 habanero chile pepper, roughly chopped
  • 1 pint of raspberries
  • 1 litre club soda


Lightly rinse the raspberries with water, then spread onto a sheet pan and place in the freezer.

Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. 

Once boiling, remove the pan from the heat and add the kalamanzi juice and chile pepper.

Vigorously stir the mixture every two to three minutes until desired heat has been reached, then remove the habanero. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

When ready, pour the kalamanzi base in a pitcher and add the club soda. 

For presentation, place a couple frozen rasberries in a glass with ice and pour in the kalamanzi soda.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.