Our 2nd recipe for Shudder‘s The Last Drive-In is inspired by one of our all-time favorite horror movies, Re-Animator! No matter how many times we have seen it, it is one movie that we can always go back to! It’s always an obvious choice to create a cocktail for this film but we wanted to do something a bit different. Instead of shots or some variation thereof, we have created a full sized cocktail, The Miskatonic Reviver! Just don’t drink too many of these or you may not make it through the marathon!
Re-Animator follows “a student who brings the dead back to life. Herbert West (the brilliant Jeffrey Combs) has just enrolled at a new school after an attempt to revive a former professor went very wrong. Convinced he’s on the verge of a breakthrough, West sneaks into the morgue and revives a corpse, and that’s where the terror—and comedy—begins.”
We can’t lie. This cocktail was hard to create! Most of the ingredients that produce the appropriate color just don’t taste good. There needs to be a balance. In fact, this is why most recipes are for shots. However, much like Herbert West, we cracked the code! One of our first test runs was a variation of the Corpse Reviver (only the name stuck). We decided the absinthe was too much and came up with the current iteration. This version even pays tribute to Miskatonic’s origin with its use of Bittermen’s Boston Bittahs.
Sadly, our cocktail doesn’t glow green under black light (it is more of a turquoise color). However, without the black light, this cocktail is the vibrant green you’d expect from the serum. Either way, the Miskatonic Reviver is deceptively easy to drink! Don’t want a full cocktail or want to serve something boozy in a syringe? Well, we have the perfect recipe for you! Our pal Homicidal Homemaker has brewed up some delicious Re-Animator Reagent Serum Jelly Shots! Be sure to check them out!
2 recipes down and only 1 to go! Be sure to visit tomorrow for the last one! Just a reminder, The Last Drive-In will air on Shudder TV on Friday the 13th starting at 9 pm EST/6 pm PST. This means you only have a few days left to get the Shudder app before the Marathon. So if you haven’t already, head over to https://www.shudder.com and get signed up! We are getting so pumped for this! By the way, if you decide to make our recipes be sure to tag them with the hashtags #GeekEats and #JBBonShudder!
Continuing their preparations for Shudder's The Last Drive-In, The Geeks have created a cocktail called the Miskatonic Reviver inspired by the 80's horror cult classic Re-Animator starring Jeffery Combs!
- 1 1/2 oz Vodka
- 1 oz Melon Liqueur
- 1 oz Pineapple Juice
- 3/4 oz Lime Juice
- 1 dash Bittermen's Boston Bittahs
- Tonic Water
- Combine all ingredients except tonic water with ice in a cocktail mixing glass.
- Fill a tumbler with crushed ice.
- Strain mixed ingredients into the tumbler.
- Top with tonic water.
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