As promised, here’s the second vampire-inspired cocktail for the night of the macabre. The first can be found here, along with my musings on vampires as a whole, with a particular focus on Nosferatu.

This cocktail was, interestingly, conceived under the spell of the 1922 movie of the same name. For those curious, here’s the intro from the cocktail’s creator—yes, the cocktail’s, not the movie’s. I made only a few decorative tweaks, substituting hibiscus petals with tantalizing pomegranate seeds.

The Nosferatu cocktail is a departure from the directness of Nosferatu Blood and leans more toward elegance. It boasts a mouth-filling, vivid, and harmonious flavor profile. Gin brings the juniper notes, Lillet contributes herbal nuances, and crème de violette imparts a subtle hint of violets. The marriage of bitterness and sweetness is nothing short of delightful, with each element beautifully complementing the other.

In this drink, you’ll find an embodiment of a refined vampire—a blue-blood, a mere nod to the supernatural within.

-2oz / 60ml London dry gin
-0.8oz / 25ml Lillet blanc
-0.3oz / 10ml crème de violette

Pomegranate seeds for garnish

Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake gently. Strain into the chilled cocktail glass and enjoy.

Have a bewitching holiday!
Here’s to the dark and elegant allure of Nosferatu. 🦇🍸

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