HELL-o and welcome kittens! Join me, Captain Cruella of the Carnivorous Cadavers, on my quest for the perfect libation to pair with what every zomBabe desires...BRAINS!

7th September 2011

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A drink that’s fit for a Troll Hunter!

This cherry flavored cocktail is just what the Doctor ordered after a hard day of Troll hunting. Imagine, after a day trekking through the fields and woods on a chilly Fall day and returning to camp with a Huntress waiting for you. What a deviously delightful thought!
I’ve heard nothing but good things about this Norwegian made flick and I’m planning on turning in early, settling into the crypt with the Vault Keeper and enjoying a well made Huntress myself. I’ll let you all know how it was and please leave a comment about the concoction OR the movie!

What you’ll need for a well made Huntress cocktail:
  • 1 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz cherry liqueur
  • 1 oz cream or milk
  • dash of Triple Sec

Here’s how we do it up in the crypt. Pour all ingredients into a shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled old fashioned glass and enjoy as you reminisce on a job well done turning mountain dwelling Ringlefinches into stone. And remember it takes time to catch a Troll just like it does to make a good cocktail!

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24th June 2011

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Roses are red, violets are in my cocktail. The original Aviation.

The Aviation has been around at least since 1911 and is a deliciously obscure cocktail that has the combination of bad luck and an uncommon-ingredients recipe. Combining two parts gin, one part lemon juice, and two dashes each of maraschino and Crème de Violette liqueur which gives this drink it’s very interesting periwinkle coloring. Crème de Violette is an essential ingredient but may be very hard to find. It is a deep lavender coloured liqueur that uses Violet flowers to obtain its very unique flavoring.

Here’s how we do it up in the Crypt:

  • 2 shots gin ( I prefer Tanqueray)
  • ½ shot lemon juice
  • ⅓ shot Maraschino Liqueur
  • ⅙ shot Crème de Violette Liqueur
  • Shake well with ice and fine strain in to a cocktail glass. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry.

I highly suggest this drink be made WITH the violette liqueur as I’ve had it without and it is an entirely different drink. Serve with your favorite human, I mean FOR your favorite human and enjoy a cocktail that takes you back to a time where class meant more than a social standing. Viva la liquor and bottoms up, kittens!

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8th June 2011

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The Bastardized Box Car

The Box Car is one of those classic cocktails that’s been around since the days of prohibition.There are some ghoulisciously great cocktails emerging from these times and one of my all time favorites is the Box Car. Gin, triple sec, lemon juice and grenadine are all original ingredients BUT the original recipe called for egg whites. However, with such fear of salmonella poisoning humans are always cautious about adding this extra ingredient. (I’ll go out on a severed limb here, and just tell you that by using pasteurized egg whites this pretty much solves this little issue…so DON’T SKIP IT!)

I for one consider the use of the egg white is an essential ingredient - it adds to the overall frothiness of this cocktail. You can always adjust the sweet or sour balance to your own tastes but in all seriousness kittens, don’t leave out the egg white! Enjoy this classic cocktail like we do up in Cruella’s Crypt and party like it’s 1933!


Here’s how we do it up in the Crypt:

Box Car

1/12 oz Tanqueray

1 oz Triple Sec

1 Tsp Lemon Juice

½ Tsp Grenadine Syrup

1 egg white (highly recommended so just do it!)

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a sours glass or a martini glass ( if you’re fancy) and serve promptly to all your ghoul friends! As always Viva la Liquor and bottoms up, Kittens!

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5th May 2011

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The D-lux, The D-lish, The Cadillac Margarita!

Hola, Kittens! In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, we in the Crypt wanted to share with all of YOU our favorite way to partake in enjoying the wonderfully smokey flavor of Tequila! Over the years I’ve had some pretty heinous and bastardized versions of what a margarita should be, I’m here to save your taste buds from that horrible fate. Today I bring you, The Cadillac Margarita. We label this as “Cadillac” because there is no skimping on the ingredients. If you are to pull of the proper Cadillac Margarita you will need to go to the top shelf for your Tequila and will want to consider a reposado instead of a blanco. You will also need to skip the white orange liqueurs like Triple Sec and even Cointreau and go with the cognac-based Grand Marnier. The next tip is you absolutely must have freshly squeezed lime juice! With this formula I can garauntee you will have the ultimate margarita drinking experience. It’s what this is all about, yes?

Cadillac Margarita:

1 ½ oz. Premium Tequila

1 oz. Grand Marnier

¾ oz. Freshly squeezed limejuice

Margaritas can be served in a variety of glasses, most notably the stereotypical margarita glass, a variant of the classic Champagne coupe; this is particularly associated with blended fruit margaritas.In formal settings margaritas are often served in a standard cocktail glass, while in informal settings, particularly when serves with ice, margaritas can be served in an old-fashioned glass. This all depends on how fancy you’d like to get and how much you’d like to impress the boils and ghouls that you’re entertaining.

  

Here’s how we do it up in the Crypt:

Pour the ingredients into your cocktail shaker that’s been filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled margarita or an old-fashioned glass that the rim had been dipped in limejuice, then margarita salt if you prefer. Garnish with a lime wedge. Serve!

 

 

 

As a little side note there are many stories about the history of this delightful and potent concoction was created. Here is one of my personal favorites involving the beautiful Ms. Rita Hayworth.

 

It was in the early 1940s when an inspired bartender, Enrique Bastate Gutierrez who lived in Tijuana, Mexico, boasted to have created the Margarita as a homage to actress Rita Hayworth, whose real name was Margarita Cansino.Other versions of the story claim the Margarita was indeed named after the actress, but in the 1930s, before she adopted her screen name. As a teenager, Margarita Cansino—Rita Hayworth,  worked as a dancer at the Foreign Club, in Tijuana, where there she supposedly inspired a bartender.

 

Enjoy this Cinco de Mayo, your Cadillac Margaritas and as always Bottoms Up and Viva la Liquor, Kittens!

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