Beware sweet drinks that use high-proof liquors. They go down easy, only to rise again like a reanimated corpse and kick you in the face the next morning.
I made Deadly Sins for a housewarming party, and immediately noticed that I had basically handed out the zombie virus in drink form. A few glasses in, and even the experienced drinkers in our crew (this writer included) became either vicious psychos or glassy-eyed corpses. It certainly spiced up the party, though it meant a lot of burrito-scarfing and life-hating the next day.
The name and intensity of the drink make it a perfect Halloween cocktail. Many suggest Booker’s for your bourbon, though I’m a sucker for 100 proof Old Grand-Dad. Just be warned: if you want to keep your party polite, try something a little calmer. You might be going for A Nightmare Before Christmas, but this one’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
The Deadly Sin
- 2 oz 100 proof bourbon
- 1/3 oz sweet vermouth
- 1/4 oz Maraschino liqueur
- Dash of orange bitters
- Orange twist or wedge
Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake to blend, and let briefly chill. Pour ingredients into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange.
Thanks to The Intoxicologist.