Blood-Rimmed Cocktail Glasses
Make a bloody good sugar rim for your elixirs and cocktails with this classic hard candy recipe. Just be sure you have a candy thermometer to hand.
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ cup Karo Syrup
- ½ cup water
- Red food coloring
- Combine sugar, syrup and water. Cook without stirring to hard crack stage - which is 300 degrees F.
- Add food coloring. Turn off heat. While the mixture is still hot, dunk the top of the cocktail glass into the mixture to create the red rim. If you need to do several glasses, keep the mixture hot so it lasts longer (instead of turning heat off, just reduce slightly).
- You can go anywhere from just along the very tip of the rim to part way down the glass - whichever you prefer. Flip the glass right side up to cool. The thick consistency of the mixture will cause “drips” as it hardens on the glass!