Vampyric Drinks

Let's begin with the True Classic of VAMPYRES, the famous Viking Margarita, brought to you by the legandary Countess E. Bathory (and a cast of thousands).



Al CoholVIKING MARGARITA

Viking Margaritas are very smooth and a bit sweeter than the average Margarita. You sit sipping (or guzzling, if you prefer) your margarita(s) in perfect innocence... and when you try to stand up, you discover someone has sneaked in behind you and bashed you on the back of the head with a mace. Standing up is NOT an option...

The recipe (which I have from a bartender friend) is as follows:

  • a Fifth of decent tequila (I prefer gold)
  • 1 pint Triple Sec
  • 2 large cans lemonade
  • 2 small cans limeade
  • lime juice to taste
  • salt for the rim of the glass

Frozen lemonade and limeade go into the pitcher. Fill each lemonade can with tequila (or dump in the fifth - same result); fill each limeade can with triple sec (or dump in the pint); add four cans of each size of water (less if you like yours strong) and add lime juice to taste. Serve with a wedge of lime in a well salted glass. (makes roughly half a gallon)

This one is from Antonio Salieri ( AUVERS@DRYCAS ). He says he has not tried it, but I have. I'd advice being careful with chili/cayanne and increasing the amount of orange and lime juice to 1/4 cup.

VAMPIRO
(1 serving)

  • 1/4 cup white tequila
  • 1/4 cup tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon powdered red chili or cayenne
  • dash of kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 lime wedges

Combine all the ingredients, except for the lime wedges, in a shaker or blender and mix thoroughly. Squeeze the wedges into a tall glass and fill with tequila mixture.

Banshee ( EBOV21@ERCVAX.EDINBURGH.AC.UK ) treats us chocoholics to these delicacies. What a pity that he himself does not appreciate them: "As the list's premier chocolate hater I've not tried any of these and can't say what they'll be like. (Horrible I'll bet)." Don't let him discourage you. From my experience I know the first one is delicious.

ICED RUM AND CHOCOLATE

Break up 75-80 grams of chocolate into a pan with 550 ml of milk. Heat gently and whisk until the chocolate has melted, chill, then add 7-10 tablespoons of rum and serve over crushed ice.

MONTEZUMA COCKTAIL

Melt chocolate into milk as above, adding a pinch of ginger and allspice before chilling. When cold put into a cocktail shaker with a tablespoon of honey, 5 tablespoons of rum and 2 table- spoons of eau de vie. Shake and turn out into glasses.

The next batch of drinks all involve the use of Creme de Cacao, a liqueur made from distilling cocoa beans.

BRANDY ALEXANDER

Mix equal parts of brandy, creme de cacao and cream together in a cocktail shaker with some crushed ice and serve.

GRASSHOPPER

Mix equal parts of creme de menthe, creme de cacao and cream, pour out over 4-5 ice cubes in a glass.

PUSHKIN

Mix equal parts of gin, vodka and creme de cacao in a cocktail shaker pour over crushed ice and serve.

The following cocktail recipes by Mark Vladimir Arosco ( kbaldwin@pica.army.mil ).

VAMPIRE COCKTAIL 1 (experiment #27)

  • 1/2 bottle light corn syrup (Karo Syrup)
  • 4 teaspoons powdered cocoa (Unsweetened baking cocoa)
  • 2 tablespoons of cream (for color)
  • 5 drops of yellow food coloring (liquid)
  • 40 drops of red food coloring (liquid)
  • water to get the correct consistancy

Best served in an IV bag, available from your local medical supply house. OK, so it's fake, but it looks good... and it's chocolate.

VAMPIRE COCKTAIL 2 (experiment #3)

  • 1/4 cup fresh blood (mixed to prevent coagulation)
  • 1/2 bottle red grape juice (to add light fruity taste)

This is the real stuff. The extra fluid prevents the body from rejecting the blood as too salty.

VAMPIRE COCKTAIL 3 (experiment #23) (aka liquid smurf)

  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 10 drops of blue food coloring (liquid)

Mix in a blender. Pour in a glass that is "three apples high" and top with whipped cream. The name says it all.

Cecily ( D020214@UNIVSCVM.CSD.SCAROLINA.EDU ) knows a good blood substitute for those who cannot get the right stuff and hate chocolate. I'd suggest adding some vodka into this one.

FOREVER KNIGHT

An interview with Geraint Wyn Davies reveals that the blood on that series is really the black current drink Ribena in almost undiluted concentrate form. I suppose you could put any kind of liquor into it. The ironic thing is, that Wyn Davies says it's sickeningly sweet, it nauseates him, and that he actually did get sick from it after one scene had to be redone many times.

Here's an intriguing little recipe from Vincent Fisher, P.I. (RAGLAN54@MMC.BITNET).

BLOODY BRAIN

Pour a generous shot of strong clear alcohol, something on the order of 120 proof peppermint schnapps. Add a small dollop of Bailey's Irish Cream, pouring with a careful hand so that it does not mix into the clear. Mix a few drops of grenadine into the clear alcohol before adding the Bailey's -- the result, if done properly, is known as a Bloody Brain. You'll understand.

BARNABAS COLLINS

Hemogoblin ( SLIB1532@VEGA.SELU.EDU ) writes: "The favourite drink of hemogoblins everywhere is a Barnabas Collins: gin, blood and Hershey's chocolate syrup."

Mystress Myrmidon ( LAURENN+aCALVIN%World_Resources@MCIMAIL.COM ) and her friend Laybrother Bat of the Order of St. Germain provide us with a special recipe, directly from the Abbey kitchens:

ST. PATRICK'S PENANCE

In a jigger shot glass, mix equal parts sacramental wine and Irish whiskey; shoot three in quick succession, for the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The trick is to get the 'AMEN' out before you fall to your knees!

The next one is the personal favourite of the keeper of this list herself, susi the weirdward wolf (knuuttila@finujo).

VAMPIRE HUNTER

Smash one clove of garlic into a small strainer. Pour a bottle of beer gently over the garlic ( I prefer a Finnish brand called "Vaakuna", which means "coat of arms", a dark lager type beer ) and add some whisky. You can also put the smashed or sliced garlic into the drink without straining, but it looks better if there are no garlic pieces floating around.... I do not know about its effect on vampires, but it certainly gives you such a bad breath the next morning that every breather keeps away from you.

BLOODY MARY (or whoever)

Finally, Tim ( tsv@unify.com ) reminds us of the simplest one: "Don't forget about bloody mary, bloody bob, bloody jim, actually anybody will do." But some vintages are better than others.

Originally compiled/posted to the VAMPYRES list by Susi the Weirdwolf Wolf

Comments

Smirnoff 'Vampire Kiss'

Mix 1.5 ounces of Smirnoff Orange Twist with a full glass of orange juice. Top off with a splash of Sprite and garnish with black licorice.

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