An original Universal Monsters movie reimagined by one of the creators of the Saw franchise? Yep, you heard right. Leigh Whannell is behind the helm of Universal’s The Invisible Man. Pair that with Blumhouse producing and in our opinion, you’ve got a winner! We thought it would be fun to revamp a classic cocktail, thus we are excited to share our Invisible Man-hattan!
In The Invisible Man, “what you can’t see can hurt you. Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss stars in a terrifying modern tale of obsession inspired by Universal’s classic monster character. Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass escapes in the dead of night and disappears into hiding, aided by her sister, their childhood friend, and his teenage daughter. But when Cecilia’s abusive ex commits suicide and leaves her a generous portion of his vast fortune, Cecilia suspects his death was a hoax. As a series of eerie coincidences turn lethal, threatening the lives of those she loves, Cecilia’s sanity begins to unravel as she desperately tries to prove that she is being hunted by someone nobody can see.”
Below we’ve shared a traditional recipe for a Manhattan. However, much like this movie is a modern reimagining of the original, we wanted to give you some tips on how to modernize your Manhattan. For example, substitute half of the vermouth for Campri or a cherry liqueur. Also, try using high-quality ingredients like local bitters or spirits.
Now that you know how to modernize a Manhattan, here is your opportunity to see the movie that inspired this post! We are giving away 5 pairs of VIP Advanced Screening Passes to an advanced showing of The Invisible Man! The showing will be held at Harkins Tempe Marketplace on Tuesday, February 25th. 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, February 24th. Good luck! Also, let us know what other horror-inspired recipes you’d like to see us create in the comments below!