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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan
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  • Phillip Danner
  • The Return of the Living Dead

Made with all the trappings of a classic Manhattan, but with everything blood red, fruit-forward, and strong as the Camp Crystal Lake Killer. The all red-wine-aged Slaughter House Whiskey isn’t just on-brand for Halloween, it’s also delicious with loads of butterscotch and slight fruit notes. La Fuerza Rojo is the first vermouth from the Andes. Made entirely with Argentine Malbec, it’s dense with dried, dark fruit and South American botanicals. This cocktail has enough sweetness and unique herbal notes to keep you coming back for sequel after sequel…

  • 2oz - Slaughter House Whiskey
  • 3oz - La Fuerza Rojo Vermouth
  • Dash - Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1 Woodford Reserve Bourbon-Aged Cherry
  • Spoonful - Woodford Reserve Bourbon-Aged Cherry Syrup
  • Dash - actual blood (optional)

Mix all liquid ingredients and stir over ice or eyeballs (your choice.) Strain into glass and add cherry. Garnish with machete.

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  • Phillip Danner
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The Return of the Living Dead

A new take on the classic and aptly named Corpse Reviver cocktail that was originally designed as a hangover cure. Trust me, if you get down on enough of those Manhattans on Halloween night, you’ll be needing one of these spiced apple cocktails come Nov. 1. Whereas the classic Corpse Reviver No. 1 calls for a combo of cognac and French apple-distilled Calvados, here we’re just going for some simple apple-spiced brandy with a couple extras you should have leftover from the party the night before: some of that same sweet red vermouth and a can of cider (so, of course, we’re going with a local favorite here.)

  • 1oz - Applejack Brandy
  • 1/2oz La Fuerza Rojo Vermouth
  • 6oz - Anthem Brewing’s Super Fancy Apple Cider

Mix brandy and vermouth in whiskey glass. Pour cider into mixture and stir. Try not to chug. Like the heroine in a horror movie, it’s stronger than you think.

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