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Cocktails so Horrorable

Updated: Mar 25, 2021

Horror is unique to everyone. What scares you doesn't always scare your friends or partner. It comes from a part of your past, your emotional triggers, and your chemical responses. There are many ways to combat your physiological triggers but with this post I want to celebrate them! I have created cocktails and snacks perfect for your next horror film watch. They are tailored to each kind of vibe that you want.

Ice Cream and Gin. Sometimes a girl just needs ice cream, alcohol, and a good movie. I love cocktails and ice cream when I've had a really rough day. Ice cream is one of my favorite treats and indulgences. When you are pairing with ice cream, you don't want your cocktail too sweet but just enough of a hint. I personally prefer ice cream with nuts and caramel so I look for something that has a citric base in my cocktail to balance out the creaminess.

Don't tell me about the Ghosts

gin Cocktail


1 1/2 oz Gin

1 oz Lemon juice

1 oz Cointreau

1/2 oz Luxardo Cherry liqueur

Garnish: maraschino cherry or luxardo cherry

Recipe: In a shaker with ice, pour gin, lemon juice, cointreau, and luxardo cherry liqueur. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with a cherry (maraschino or luxardo dealers choice).

Potato chips and Champagne. Is there anything better than company, champagne, and potato chips? I cannot think of anything better. It's one of the best snacks there is! If you haven't tried your favorite potato chips with a bit of bubbly then you need to. Try this cocktail. It's perfect for binge watching a creepy show or watching the latest horror movie.

The Swan bites

Champagne Cocktail


Brut Champagne

1 1/2 oz Aged gin

1 oz Blood orange juice

1/2 oz lemon juice

1 sugar cube

Garnish: Blood Orange Peel

Recipe: In a shaker with ice, pour aged gin, blood orange juice, and lemon juice. Shake until cold (twenty seconds). In a chilled flute glass, place one sugar cube. Pour from shaker into the glass. Then top with champagne and garnish with a blood orange peel.

Almonds and Bourbon. As a runner, I usually have almonds about every other day to help my muscles deal with cramping and vitamin nourishment. I usually eat roasted almonds which have a nice salt taste and make it more of a snack than a pain. I like to pair almonds with something to drink (sometimes earl grey tea, sometimes something stronger). A bourbon old fashioned is a great cocktail to mix because it's a slow hit and adds a level of sweetness. Adding blood orange instead of orange pushes the sweetness.

First Man into Space

Bourbon old fashioned


2 oz Bourbon

1 oz Blood Orange liqueur

1/2 oz Blood Orange juice

3 dashes of Angostura bitters

1 sugar cube

Garnish: Blood Orange slice

Recipe: In a mixing glass, pour bourbon, blood orange juice and blood orange liqueur. Stir. In an old fashioned glass, muddle sugar cube, bitters, and blood orange slice. Pour from mixing glass. Add ice and enjoy!

Pro Tip: This cocktail kicks when you add almonds, a fire, and a good book! Perfect sipping and reading then heading to bed. Might I suggest a classic horror book?

Goldfish and Vodka. Goldfish is a classic snack. I love to eat goldfish while watching a movie and maybe sharing with my dog. It's an easy snack that is both salty and cheesy and always makes you smile. I got inspired to make a pairing cocktail because my mom loves goldfish and Cosmopolitans so I used that as a base and then made it a little more fancy and fun.

The Most Dangerous Game

Vodka cocktail


2 oz Citron Vodka

1 oz Campari

1/2 oz lime juice

1/2 oz cranberry juice cocktail

1/2 oz Grenadine

Garnish: Lime wedge

Recipe: In a shaker with ice, pour vodka, campari, lime juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and grenadine. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled martini glass.

PRO TIP: If you are looking for less sugar, swap the grenadine for simple syrup. It will keep the cocktail sweet but not overpoweringly.

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