NOSFERATU'S REVENGE A Wine, Pomegranate & Ginger Halloween Cocktail

I've done a few Vampire cocktails for Halloween, a garlic infused Vampire's Kiss, a cherry and pomegranate True Blood Martini, a Bloody Mary style Dracula's Bloody Martini, and even a spiced grape and black vodka Transylvanian Cocktail; however I've not done a cocktail nod to one of the most ancient vampiric legends, Nosferatu.

This vampire became famous as Count Orlok in a 1922 film of the same name, but the legend goes back to the mists of time and Romanian folklore. The name itself comes from the Romanian Nesuferitu ("the insufferable/repugnant one") or Necuratu ("unclean spirit") and came into use sometime in the mid to late 1800's.

Since I stumbled on a very cool bottle of Vampire Red wine, in an even cooler coffin box package, I thought I'd make the poor blood sucking guy a drink to suit his mood.

Poor guy. Called unclean, reviled as repugnant, feared for his nasty nocturnal habits. He is probably incredibly thirty by now and mad as heck.

A Wine, Pomegranate & Ginger Halloween Cocktail

2 Oz. Vampire Red Winemaker's Blend
3/4 Oz. Blackberry Brandy
1 Oz. Pomegranate Juice
1/2 Oz. Ginger Simple Syrup

Garnish: Pomegranate Slice, Gummy Vampire Teeth

Tools: Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Cocktail (Martini)

Add the red wine, pomegranate juice, ginger simple syrup and blackberry brandy to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Shake until chilled, strain into the chilled glass, garnish and serve.


.... and be very careful who you invite into your home.

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