The 2021 FANGORIA Chainsaw Awards are upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with some tasty beverages? We asked our friend Kaci the Homicidal Homemaker to whip up some deliciously deadly recipes for you to enjoy during the show. Each drink is themed after one of the nominees for Best Limited Release Movie. We hope you enjoy!
Color Out of Space Bourbon-Mint Pink Lemonade
Bourbon, shimmering pearl luster dust and sparkling water mutate a typical summer drink into a technicolor Lovecraftian lemonade that you won't want to stop sipping.
Shimmering Pink Lemonade Syrup Concentrate:
- 12 oz frozen pink lemonade concentrate (do not dilute with water)
- 2 Cups granulated sugar
- 23 oz water
- juice of one whole lime
- 1 teaspoon edible pearl luster dust powder
- 1-2 drops hot pink gel food coloring, optional
- 6 Tablespoons clear Creme de Menthe syrup (found in the coffee section of grocery stores)
- Club soda
- Crushed Ice
- Lemon slices, for garnish
In a pot over medium heat, combine the pink lemonade concentrate, granulated sugar, and water until combined. Turn heat to medium-high and allow to come to a boil; reduce heat to low, and stir in lime juice, luster dust, gel food coloring and Creme de Menthe syrup until combined. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature before chilling in the refrigerator.
To prepare each cocktail, fill a tall glass halfway with crushed ice. Add one part bourbon, three parts syrup concentrate, to four parts club soda (or to taste). Stir to combine and serve with fresh lemon slices.
The Wolf of Snow Hollow Werewolf's Blood Snow Cones
A blood-red, lycanthrope-inspired twist on the classic Tiger's Blood-flavored snowcones we all enjoyed as children. Using inexpensive and easy-to-find ingredients makes this recipe quick and easy to put together, and can be served with or without alcohol.
- 1 small box (4 serving size) strawberry flavor gelatin
- 1 small box (4 serving size) watermelon flavor gelatin
- 32 oz red cream soda
- 16 oz water, boiling
- Coconut rum, for serving
In a baking dish, combine the boiling water and gelatin mixes until completely dissolved (approximately two minutes). Gently stir in the cream soda, and freeze until solid (at least four hours). When ready to serve, scoop into individual 6 oz servings, and serve with a shot of coconut rum poured over the top, if desired.
This deceptively potent and sweet shooter can sneak up on you. One too many of these and you may find your brain possessed by forces beyond your control.
- 3/4 oz peach schnapps
- 3/4 oz Amaretto
- 3/4 oz vodka
- 1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
- Drop of grenadine
In a shaker filled halfway with ice, mix ingredients together. Strain into two shooter glasses and enjoy.