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The House of Dark Shadows has many Cocktails

Another day, another movie. Tonight I'm going Campy Horror with the House of Dark Shadows. This movie has been sitting in my DVR for way too long and it's time to delve into it and create something from it. This cocktail uses the sweetness of blood orange with the bitterness of a nice Aperol to create a combination Negroni/Old Fashioned. It plays on many influences but the main one is BLOOD.

House of Bloody Shadows

Blood orange old fashioned


2 oz Bourbon

3/4 oz Campari

1 oz Blood orange juice

1 Brown sugar cube

Three dashes of Angostura bitters

Garnish: orange slice

Recipe: In a mixing glass, pour bourbon, Campari, blood orange juice, and bitters. Give it a nice stir (a couple rounds around the glass until you see the blood orange color take over). Then in an old fashioned glass, muddle a brown sugar cube onto a blood orange slice. Place your ice cube on top. Then pour from the mixing glass. This is a sipping cocktail. It's perfect for when you want to elevate a standard cocktail but also don't want to do extra work. The bitterness of the Campari plays well with the sweetness of the Blood Orange juice. It's a great pairing that works well with salty snacks (think potato chips or nuts).

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