Fangbanger's Delight: Tru Blood Beverage cocktails

This Blood's for you.

  • All blood. No bite.

Just in time for Halloween, wannabe vamps and "fangbangers" can now enjoy the same red-hued drink that the vampires from the hit HBO show True Blood favor — only this version tastes more like candy than human blood.

Tru Blood Beverage, now in 'O Positive' flavor, is a carbonated, slightly tart, lightly sweet blood orange drink made to imitate the appearance of the synthetic blood beverage sipped by the undead in the series, the bottles being replicas of those used in the show.

i09 gives their review:

"Apparently humans taste like very, very sweet candy. To be more specific we taste like incredibly super tart candy, like someone melted down the red Sour Patch Kids into a gooey syrup. I'm struggling to finish the whole test tube, but find it's easier when mixed with booze. It also packs a mean sugar rush about two minutes after drinking a little. If this is what vampires drink all day, sign me up. I love the idea of candy-flavored blood."

Tru Blood can be purchased in packs of 4 for $16 on the HBO site and from other online and specialty retailers. While it can be enjoyed on its own, Tru Blood makes a great cocktail mixer and would be especially festive this Halloween (see below for recipes).