Demonic Drinks: The Overlook Jack!


With Thanksgiving upon us, horror fans have much to be grateful for. To show our thanks, FANGORIA is spending Thanksgiving weekend offering up four original, horror-inspired cocktail recipes from the mind of FANGO’s own Ken W. Hanley. So break out your finest goblets, pick your poison, and drink responsibly!

The Overlook Jack
(Inspired by the 1980 film THE SHINING)

2 oz. Jack Daniels Whiskey
1 oz. McDowell’s Rum
1 oz. Grenadine
8 oz. Dr. Pepper

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well, pull Jack away from the typewriter and tell Lloyd to make him his namesake: The Overlook Jack!

So how does make a proper Overlook Jack? Get yourself a 12 oz (or greater) glass, and start off with a solid amount of ice (up to 3/4 of the container on a highball, 1/2 on wider glasses). Begin by adding the 1 ounce of McDowell’s Rum, followed by 1 ounce of Grenadine. Stir quickly, and then add 2 ounces of Jack Daniels Whiskey. Fill the rest with 4 – 8 ounces of Dr. Pepper, and you’ve got yourself a drink that’ll bash your brains in! Become the best damned bartender from Timbuktu to Portland, Maine, and make yourself The Overlook Jack!

Want to take an ax to your calorie count? Trade in that Dr. Pepper for Diet Dr. Pepper, and switch out that Redrum for Brandy and bitters.

About the author
Ken W. Hanley

Ken W. Hanley is the Managing Web Editor for FANGORIA and STARLOG, as well as the former Web Editor for Diabolique Magazine and a contributing writer to YouWonCannes.com. He’s a graduate from Montclair State University, where he received an award for Excellence in Screenwriting. He’s currently working on screenplays, his debut novel “THE I IN EVIL”, and various other projects, and can be followed on Twitter: @movieguyiguess.

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