Gothic Cocktails and Drinks
So, you are throwing a party, and want to serve your guests something a little bit extra fun? As long as you have a well stocked liquior cabinet, you’ll be able to serve your guests these absolutely amazing treats. And if you don’t? Well, it’ll be well worth going out there and getting a lot more spirits to be able to try out these amazing gothic drinks:
The Absinthe Based Corpse Reviver
Let’s get the classic goth drink out of the way first. Absinthe, despite the fact that all the legends around it are mostly complete myths, is still a preferred drink of many goths. And with it being so damn delicious, it’s pretty damn easy to see why.
To create this particular cocktail, you will need:
- 1/4 oz Absinthe (of course!)
- 3/4 oz Lillet Blanc
- 3/4 oz Cointreau (Triple Sec, or any other orange based Liquor, also works)
- 3/4 oz Lemon Juice
- 3/4 oz Hendricks Gin (yes, we’ll be adding Gin. Stay with me!)
- A lemon peel for a classy garnish
First, you want to add the absinthe to your chosen glass/chalice/crystal wear. This is so that you can pour out the cocktail mixture you are just about to crate.
Add all the other ingredients (other than the lemon peel) into a cocktail shaker and some crushed ice. And then, get shaking.
Afterwards, simply strain into your glass, add the peel, and give it a little taste and be transported to another realm by a green fairy powered by Gin.
The amazingly purple Mr. Hyde Potion
The most regal of all colours, being able to serve a purple drink, which is a colour people might not expect for any alcoholic beverage, is a wonderful skill to have.
To create this amazing treat, you will need to do a little bit of prep before hand:
Creating a Tarragon Syrup
For this step you will need:
- One cup water
- One cup sugar
- Two sprigs of fresh tarragon
Add the water and the sugar to a saucepan and put on a medium-low heat until the mixture starts to boil ever so slightly. From here, you can then add your fresh Tarragon (after all, we are making a Tarragon Syrup here). Then, wait ten minutes, while stirring occasionally and setting the heat all the way down to low. After this time is over, you can remove the tarragon, and turn off the heat.
Now it’s time to make the rest of the cocktail!
The full Mr. Hyde Potion
You will need:
- 8 oz Vodka
- 4 oz Amour Liqueur
- 1 oz Blackberry Liqueur
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 1 oz Lavender Syrup
Add these ingredients, the syrup you have just made, and a large amount of crushed ice, to your shaker, and of course, start shaking. You only need to do this until the mixture is cold which should only take about 15 seconds.
Pour into a glass, and enjoy!
Ideal garnishes include adding some blackberries onto the end of some toothpicks.
The Black Devil Martini
Unlike the last cocktail, the Black Devil Martini needs almost no additional preparation for a delicious and very potent Gothic Cocktail. To make this, all you will need is:
- 2 oz of Dark Rum
- 1/2 of Dry Vermouth
- One Black Olive for a Garnish
- Either Black, Orange, or Red Sugar for the rum
First, you will want to rim the glasses with the coloured sugar. If you are holding a large party, what you could always do is use different colour sugar for the glasses instead of just uniformly doing all of them in just one.
Just like the end steps of most of the cocktails above, making this is as simple as adding the crushed ice into your cocktail shaker, along with all the liquid ingredients above, and shaking.
The Red Widow Shot Gothic Cocktail
Ah, this one is perfect for quickly having before going on a night out, at the beginning of the evening to get everything started… or at any time actually.
Here is what you will need:
- 1 1/2 Oz of Black Vodka
- 1/2 Oz of Cranberry Juice
- Red Sugar
You, of course, use the red sugar to create a nice little rim around the glass. If you want to get really fancy and unique, what you could also do is find some of those small beads that are typically added to cakes and instead add them to the glass.
Next, you want to fill up this glass with ice, and pour over your cranberry juice.
Then, lastly, just very, very, slowly pour the black vodka on top of the Cranberry Juice. A layering effect should happen, giving your drink an appearance that is as mighty on the outside as it is on the inside.
The Bloody Brain Shot
And lastly, yet another shot. This is one that would not be out of place in a mad scientist’s laboratory.
To make this atmospherically gothic creation, you will need:
- 1 1/4 of a Strawberry Vodka
- 1/8 ox of Lime Juice
- 3/4 ox of Irish Cream (e.g. Baileys)
- Some Grenadine or another red syrup, such as cranberry
Take your vodka, and add it along with the lime juice, to your cocktail shaker. There is no need to add ice for this recipe.
Shake, and pour the mixture carefully into the shot glass.
The tricky part comes now. What you will want to do is dip a very small amount of the Irish cream into the shot, using a straw. Use your finger on the top of the straw to create a bit of air suction to keep the Baileys inside and then, after dipping the Baileys inside, slowly move the straw upwards and remove your top finger. The Baileys will curdle just slightly.
Repeat this process, creating the brain at the top of the shot glass.
Once you have done this, you can then add your red syrup for the extra additional effect, and you have a drink that guests will be both horrified to see and delighted to try.
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