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The Count's Flight: An El Conde Inspired Cocktail

Sweet and rich flavors pair nicely with this uncommon cocktail base as we bring in flavors that would be true to the region of the film. The Count’s Flight is a light cocktail that has sweet floral notes that all come together for a nice sippable drink for this slow burn of a film. El Conde is a 2023 Horror Comedy and Dark Satire, that portrays Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, as a centuries old vampire yearning for death. After spending his most recent years in a secluded estate with his wife and familiar, he decides to get his affairs in order. As his children arrive to discuss their inheritance, they bring an undercover nun named Carmen to help sort out his many assets. Each party mentioned having their own motive for when Pinochet finally meets his end. The dark, disturbing satire of the film is best seen when the military clad creature of the night feast on the people of his country, a scene that is as on-the-nose as it i

Blair Witch Prosecc: A Blair Witch Inspired French 75

A light, gin-forward cocktail reminiscent of the crisp woods that inspired it. Today we’ll be looking at a riff of one of my absolute favorite cocktails paired with a cult classic that every horror buff is familiar with. The recipe for the Blair 75 uses a base of a French 75, a gin-based champaign cocktail named for its light but powerful punch. The Blair Witch Project was a cultural phenomenon, when it reached audiences in 1999, and revived the found footage genre. The titular Witch never makes an appearance, but their presence always is felt, and the suspense derives from the main cast’s reactions to horrors on and off screen. While the conditions of the actors are morally questionable at best, it’s safe to say The Blair Witch Project changed the genre of horror forever. Using the setting of the film as the main inspiration for the drink, it was best to start with a strong London dry style gin. This helps provide a piney, bitter base for the cocktail. To bring in some sweetness