In co-ordination and collaboration with my dear friend Trader Tiki and in celebration of All Hallow’s Eve, we have created drinks celebrating classic monsters of the silver screen. Without further ado, I present to you The Phantom of the Opera, The Wolfman, and Dracula.
1 oz Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice
1 oz Green Chartreuse
1 oz Pernod
½ oz Simple Syrup
Seltzer or Club soda
Stir all but Seltzer with 5 0z of crushed ice and pour into Collins glass. Top with Seltzer and stir. Garnish with lime wedge.
Leroux would be proud. The Phantom will waver between ethereal and concrete in its flavor, much like The Phantom himself. At times he he will be subtle and at others raucous. All spirits are French. Damn Raoul de Chagny!
The Wolf Man or “The Hair of the Dog”
3 oz Bourbon
½ oz Black Sambuca, Opal Nera or other black licorice liqueur
½ oz fresh squeezed orange juice
dash Old Fashioned Fee Brothers Bitters
Build together in a rocks glass. Express orange oil while creating garnish of orange rind twist.
Do not consume this drink under the full moon. You have been warned.
3 oz Cherry Flavored Brandy
1½ oz Kircshwasser
Shake and pour into a cocktail class garnished with grenadine rimmed interior.
I thought of Romania, which brought me to Cherries (of Croatia and Maraska). I initially thought of a nice port or Madeira, but Dracula does not drink … wine. Hold the cocktail glass with style and drink with a flourish. It will help if you are Hungarian and double-jointed.
Don’t miss out on The Mummy, The Invisible Man, and The Creature From the Black Lagoon over at Trader Tiki’s Booze Blog. Six together, Drink them all!
Thanks to my fabulous wife Tikimama for her assistance and support.