The Tenderloin: Vampire Bite

No monsters are harder drinkers than vampires. They don’t even lay down a starchy base–every night, they skip dinner and straight for their cocktail. Two quick pops, and it’s blood on tap.

You, sadly, cannot drink like a vampire (Peter Kürten tried). But let’s say you’re attending a vampire party–a Bat Mitzvha, perhaps–and you don’t want all those red eyes turning on you when they notice you’re drinking a G&T or amber ale. Not to worry–this drink is red, thick, and blends well into the glasses of plasma that will be in everyone else’s hands.

Often, this drink is made with vodka, and is called a ‘Vampire’s Kiss’. But I don’t much care for vodka, and I hate that name. Thankfully, bourbon adds a bit of sting and sweetness that goes fine with pomegranate. What matters is, you never drink…wine.

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  • 1 part pomegranate juice
  • 3 parts bourbon
  • Black cherry/lemon twist/plastic vampire teeth

Shake pomegranate and bourbon together in a shaker full of ice and then pour into a glass. Garnish with cherry, lemon, or vampire teeth. Drink deeply, savoring the warm life within.

Thanks to Quarto Knows for the recipe.

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