Intention: the “original” Morbid Cocktail–a blue sea with sharks, fish, and blood.
A quick perusal of the supply shelf reveals an inadequate range of ingredients. Nothing blue at all. And no grenadine (nor pomegranate juice to make my own). After some rummaging, I notice the green tea liqueur in the back.
Green. The sea is green. Perfect!
It wouldn’t make a very good base, obviously, and it’s too sweet to add in mass quantities. But I can mix it with (normal, non-alcoholic) green tea to enhance the color.
So. Looks like it’ll be made from… um… either vodka/gin, green tea, green tea liqueur, bitters or Campari (for blood). Vodka is boring, so gin it is. After tasting the green tea liqueur again, I decide bitters might be a better compliment than Campari.
- Prep glass with ice. (Sadly, I forgot my special ice cubes at the bf’s house, so normal rocks will have to suffice for today.)
- Mix gin/tea/liqueur in 2/1/.5 ratio. (This is a bit arbitrary, yes, but I have to start somewhere.)
- Strain over ice
- Shake large quantities of bitters on the top for blood.
Appearance: The bitters dispersed too quickly on the top. I’ve seen it work before, though, so I know there’s a way. Further experimentation required. The green tea was also disappointingly not-so-green. Almost yellow. Will try macha next time to see if it improves color.
Taste: Not terrible, but nothing special. I suspect that vodka might be better. I went with gin because I prefer it generally… but it makes for juniper green tea. Not necessarily a bad combination, but the juniper is overpowering the tea a bit.