Stephen King has seen a recent ressurgence in the past year between IT and The Dark Tower. Now Hollywood is tackling another classic, Pet Sematary. We decided to tackle it as well in our own way, by creating a recipe. We created a Pet Sematary inspired cocktail called Church’s 9th Life.
“Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.”
Church’s 9th Life was heavily inspired by Maine where the movie takes place. Maine is known for its blueberry season so we figured it would be fun to create a cocktail that uses them. Additionally, we love making bourbon smashes so this drink was a natural fit. To really set it off we used Bittermen’s Transatlantic Bitters.
If you were brave enough to make it this far, now is your opportunity to see the movie that inspired this delicious cocktail! We are giving away 6 pairs of VIP Advanced Screening Passes to an advanced showing of Pet Sematary! The showing will be held at Harkins Tempe Marketplace on Wednesday, April 3rd. The screening starts at 7 pm and the winners should arrive at 6:15 in order to guarantee their seating. Winners will be selected on Monday, April 1st. Good luck!