Get Cultured — October 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Spooktacular Movies and Cocktail Pairings


Everyone knows that October is all about Halloween. I happen to take this ghoulish holiday very seriously, and that means watching as many scary movies as I can get my hands on. Luckily, with Verizon FiOS, access to scary movies is no problem! We scoured the network’s horror listings and decided to pair up their top 10 new releases with an equally spooky cocktail. Watch as many as you can throughout the rest of October and join us in upping the scare factor with some boo-ze.

28-days-later     Corpse Reviver

Corpse Reviver (Courtesy of Bar 54)
1 oz Gin
1 oz Lilet
1 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lemon
Splash Absinth

Shaken. Served in a coupe with 2 cherries.

30-days-of-night     el diablo

El Diablo (a.k.a ‘the devil’) (Courtesy of Partida Tequila)
1.75 oz Partida Reposado
.75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
.5 oz Agave Nectar
.25 oz Crème de Cassis
Ginger Beer

Shake all ingredients except for Ginger beer with ice and strain into a highball glass. Top with Ginger beer and stir.

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Pain Punch (Courtesy of Malibu Rum)
2 parts Malibu Black
1 part fresh orange juice
4 parts unsweetened pineapple juice
1 part coconut water

Blend without ice and pour into a tall glass filled with ice.

bastard     peche-mortel

Peche Mortel (The Mortal Sin) (Courtesy of Kris Van Dopek, Hendrick’s Gin)
2 Parts Hendrick’s Gin
1 Part Fresh Lemon Juice
1 Part St. Germain
½ Edlerberry Juice
2 dashes Bitter Truth Creole Bitters

Shake and double strain into a coupe . Garnish with an Edible flower.

suspension     Bloody-Bellini

​Bloody Bellini (Courtesy of Campari)
4 oz chilled Prosecco DOC
​.5​ oz Campari
1 o​z white peach puree
​.5 ​oz grenadine

​​In a pint glass, gently stir all of the ingredients. Pour the drink into a chilled flute.

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Hellfire (Courtesy of Harlem Tavern)
1 oz. American Honey
1/2 oz. Art In The Age SNAP
1/2 oz. Combier Peche de Vigne

Combine all ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake well and strain into a shot glass (use glass only). Top with a splash of American Honey. Using a candle lighter, hold the flame directly over the shot glass until it ignites. Blow out the flame before taking a drink. Be careful, the glass will be hot!

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Swamp Water (Courtesy of Malibu Rum)
1 ½ parts Malibu Spiced
10-12 fresh mint leaves
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 part lime juice
2 parts club soda
½ part cola
10 blueberries

Muddle sugar, mint, and lime juice in bottom of a mason jar. Add crushed ice to two thirds of glass, add Malibu® Spiced, then top with soda water, cola, and blueberries. Garnish with gummy worms.

house-of-horrors     Cruzan_DeadMan'sMaiTai

Dead Man’s Mai Tai (Courtesy of Cruzan Rum)
1 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum
1/2 part Cruzan Mango Rum
1/2 part DeKuyper Triple Sec
1 1/2 part Fresh Sour Mix
1/4 part Orgeat Syrup
Dash of Orange Bitters
Float of Cruzan Black Strap Rum + Lime Squeeze

Combine the Aged Light Rum, Mango Rum, triple sec, fresh sour, orgeat syrup and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into iced 14 oz glass. Top with a lime squeeze and a float of Black Strap Rum and garnish with a cherry.

z-for-zachariah     Spooky & Spice

Spooky & Spice (Courtesy of La Quintinye Vermouth Royal)
2 oz Extra Dry Vermouth
2 slices fresh ginger
3.5 oz ginger ale

Very gently crush the ginger in a tumbler. Add ice to glass and top with vermouth and ginger ale. Garnish with an orange twist.

the-6th-day     sinister-cider

Sinister Cider (Courtesy of Shellback Rum)
1 ounce Shellback Spiced Rum
1 ounce Butterscotch Schnapps
1 package Spiced Cider Mix
6 ounces Hot Water
Cinnamon Stick for Garnish

Place hot cider mix in heat proof mug. Top with heated water. Stir to dissolve. Add rum and schnapps. Stir. Garnish with cinnamon stick.

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Twisted Talk: Have you seen any of these movies before? What’s your favorite scary movie? Discuss below!

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