Hallowe’en

October 31st, 2007 by Colonel Tiki

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.

phantom

Phantom of the Opera

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!

wolfman

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.

dracula

Dracula

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.

HAPPY HALLOWE’EN!

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.

2 Responses to “Hallowe’en”

  1. [...] forget to catch Craig’s Hallowe’en movie monster drinks as well.  All 6 of these in a night, and you’ll be seeing some monsters [...]

  2. Dr. Bamboo says:

    Craig- I just found your site via Trader Tiki, and when I got here I discovered you had me linked!

    Thanks…I’m off to return the favor. Looking forward to more great stuff!

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