Monday, August 15, 2016

Twilight Inspired Cocktails

Give into your libation temptation and take a sip of these surely mouthwatering cocktails, to quench your human thirst. Breathless, Wicked Gin and Tonic, Bloody Mary, Never Die, Forkshattan, Bellaholm, are just a few tantalizing, tranquilizing  taste bud Twilight delights. 

For more ideas, Love at First Bite, The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook

Howl at Twilight
To quench your human thirst

Don’t you want to know if I drink blood?
—Edward talking to Bella

1/2 lime
1/2 ounce white crème de cacao
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce white Jamaica rum
Club Soda

Directions: Squeeze lime juice into a glass filled with ice cubes; save lime shell. Add to glass crème de cacao, Cointreau, and rum. Add club soda to fill glass. Stir. On the edge of the glass, decorate with a wedge of lime and fresh mint dusted with bar sugar.

Scotch and Water

Directions: Pour 1 to 1 1/2 ounces scotch over ice cubes in a 14-ounce highball glass. Serve a small pitcher of water alongside.

Bloody Mary
1 (46-ounce) bottle chilled tomato juice
3 tablespoons horseradish
3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 cups vodka
Ice cubes
Lemon wedges (optional)
Celery (optional)

Directions: In a large pitcher, combine tomato juice, lemon juice, Tabasco, horseradish, Worcestershire, and vodka. Stir until well blended. Fill 8 to 10 glasses with mixture, adding ice and a lemon wedge or celery stalk. Sprinkle with pepper, if desired.

Never Die
1/2 ounce rum
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce sloe gin
1/2 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce whiskey
6 ounces of cola or fruit punch
Maraschino cherry
Pineapple or orange slice

Directions: In a cocktail shaker with ice, add the rum, dry vermouth, gin, sloe gin, triple sec, vodka, and whiskey and shake.  Strain. Add cola or fruit punch to a tall glass and garnish with a pineapple, orange and maraschino cherry on a spear/cocktail stick.