7 Bone-Chilling Cocktails to Pair with Halloween's Scariest Movies
Q: What's better than curling up on the couch on chilly, fall nights and scaring yourself silly by watching a scary movie?
A: All of the above ... while sipping a delicious cocktail.
Now that we're deep into scary movie season, we're giving you a list of the perfect horror movie/cocktail combinations so you can sip while you scream. Terror never tasted so good.
PSYCHO + CORPSE REVIVER
This cocktail and scary movie pairing was almost too easy. If you haven't seen this classic thriller, you won't get the joke. If you have, you'll probably think we're tacky. Either way, pour yourself a Corpse Reviver (No. 2) – a classic drink with gin, Lillet blanc and a splash of absinthe – and press play.
FRIDAY THE 13TH + CHOCOLATE CHERRY BOMB
A movie that is so scary we can barely sit through the entire thing deserves a cocktail so delicious it'll keep you in your seat. Our is like a boozy milkshake, with the added bonus of a dash of sriracha so you can have a little spicy with your scary.
ALIEN + BRAIN HEMORRHAGE
There's a cocktail out there called the Alien Brain Hemorrhage that looks as gross as it sounds. That's what happens when you combine peach schnapps, Bailey's Irish Cream and blue curaçao. We can't think of a better cocktail to celebrate one of our favorite space-themed movies of all time (sorry, Space Jam).
CARRIE + SRI-RACH SCOTCH
It's possible that, for those Scotch purists out there, the scariest part of this cocktail-movie combo will be the fact that we bastardized their beloved spirit by mixing it in a cocktail. To those people, we'd like to use the immortal chant from the movie Carrie and tell them to "plug it up! plug it up!" with our fabulous SriRach Scotch cocktail, which combines honey sriracha with Scotch and lemon juice. Garnish with a hot pepper if you're feeling especially spicy.
ROSEMARY'S BABY + BLACKBERRY BLITZ
The very last scene of this dark, disturbing film show's the lovely Mia Farrow as Rosemary peeking into her devil-baby's crib. We're pretty sure she would have been more keen on raising the spawn of Satan had she been handed our bourbon-filled, rosemary-garnished Blackberry Blitz.
TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE + TEXAS TEA
Ahhh, Texas. You know it, you love it, you sometimes get kidnapped by a family of chainsaw-wielding psychopaths in it. Lets raise a glass of classic Texas Tea with all the booze ever in it to celebrate being safe at home instead of in a psychopath's home.
THE SHINING + BOURBON
And finally, in the immortal words of the Overlook Hotel's off-season caretaker and nominee for worst husband and father ever, Jack Torrance, "You slip me a bottle of bourbon, a little glass, and some ice. You can do that, can't you Lloyd? You're not too busy, are ya?"