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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.


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

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

Garnish: Pomegranate Slice, Gummy Vampire Teeth

Tools: Cocktail Shaker

Glass: Cocktail (Martini)

DIRECTIONS
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.

   

PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY
.... and be very careful who you invite into your home.

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