The drinks are on us… HA HA HA just kidding. You know the drinks are always on you. You are the drink. But there are times when a Vampire wants a mixed cocktail in a glass with ice.
My husband Teddy would say the drinks are on me. No him, but me, because somehow I always seem to spill stuff on my clothes. I can walk from the front door to my car and I’ll end up with dirt all over my shirt. I can look at a glass of wine and it leaps out of the glass and across my lap.
Hot and Spicy Cinnamon Vampire Cocktail
3 shots Vodka (I like the kind in the blue bottle for mixed drinks)
8 oz. Blood (splurge and make it human)
1/4 tsp. Celery Salt
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1 whole Olive (garlic or pimento stuffed)
1 dash Pepper, black
1-2 dashes Pepper, cayenne
optional dash Salt
1/4 tsp. Tabasco (you know the first batch ever made was made by Louisiana vampires!)
1/4-1/2 tsp. Worcestershire
Pour it all over ice in a tall chilled glass. Stir. Enjoy!
If you aren’t a vampire replace the blood with tomato juice or V8.
1 cup ice
1 1/2 ounces gin
1/2 ounce cherry-flavored brandy
1/4 ounce triple sec
2 ounce blood (your choice)
4 ounces pineapple juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
1 cup ice
1 slice fresh pineapple
1 maraschino cherry
If you aren’t a vampire replace the blood with pineapple juice (or more gin).
Vampire Head Rush
2 oz Bourbon
8-12 oz Dark Beer (Teddy Suggests something like Downtown Brown)
2 oz Blood
Pour all in a tall glass over ice.
Clara calls it a head rush because she says it looks like something out of a toilet. Teen humor.
If you aren’t a vampire leave out the blood.
I always liked the idea of a cocktail party on so many levels. First of all, at the best of cocktail parties everyone is dressed for the event. Men in jackets or at least ties or some other type of dressed up attire and women in cocktail dresses. Think little black dresses and pearls. But any color will do.
Cocktails, if fixed right are always fun. Cocktails are a happy blend of alcohol and ice that refresh and relax and should always taste wonderful.
All my friends like cocktail parties.
And of course there is the obvious… we’re Vampires. A bit of witty conversation and a walk to a quiet place to speak alone can lead to some more delicious interactions, if you know what I mean. It is what we do, even though I don’t mention it a lot on this blog.
Cocktail parties are a place for parents to relax and for singles to meet. It is a time to unwind and catch up on everything with anyone who is anybody.
I watch as my husband mixes drinks like the most skilled of bartenders. He looks up with a smile that still melts me after all these years. He brushes hair out of my face, picks cat hair off of my shirt and kisses me in the kitchen.
Those things we do together like cocktails and small talk are what keep us together. Even if it never leads to something deeper that moment, it will keep those connections we all need.
Have a good week everyone.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman