What would a Goosebumps milestone be without a little Monster Blood cocktail? Every Thursday, I’ll provide a cocktail worth toasting with while also quenching your thirst! In a word? Themed cocktails! This week is inspired by one of the first books Mr. Chu guesses; Monster Blood!
Monster Blood Cocktail
- Cocktail shaker
- Highball glass
- 1½ oz Jack Daniel's Winter Jack
- ½ oz blue curacao
- 1 oz lemon juice
- 4 oz honeycrisp apple juice I used Tree Top brand
- Fill cocktail shaker with ice
- Fill highball glass halfway with ice
- Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker
- Shake vigorously
- Strain into highball glass
Notes on the Cocktail
Why did I once again focus on the green of Goosebumps when its not even that prominent in the film? As mentioned earlier, Mr. Chu shows off his Goosebumps knowledge by listing the myriad of books that could be what they’re experiencing.
For this reason, Monster Blood just felt like the right go-to name for this cocktail. Although the color isn’t as shocking of a green as I hoped it would be, the tartness more than makes up for it. In other words, it tastes like extra sour apple juice and I am all in. As for the blue curaçao, most of its work happens in the color department.
For my non-drinking readers, this cocktail would be very easy to make non-alcoholic as you really cannot taste the liquor as it is. I have omitted the Winter Jack entirely and added an ounce and a half of apple cider in its place. The real trick is finding the non-alcoholic Blue Curaçao (I’ve discovered that both Torani and Monin make it!).
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