For those of you living under an even bigger rock than I am, the new Harry Potter movie was just released. Which of course means that I needed to make a cocktail about it.
Ok, it’s not based on this movie. It’s based on the last one. I still haven’t seen the new movie.
Anyway. In Harry Potter 6, there was a lovely scene in a cave, where a full-fledged mob of Inferi (ie zombies) rose up out of their watery resting place to swarm Harry and drag him back into the (appropriately black) lake with them.
Sounds cocktail-worthy to me!
After a quick search on Amazon to find appropriately choking-hazard sized zombies to submerge in the beverage, we were in business. (And by “we” I mean the royal “we.” Jamye didn’t do much except talk to me on the phone while I obsessively googled “zombies” and “ghosts.”)
I went with a classic Martini this time. Simple. Elegant. Black.
Ok, the black part isn’t “classic.” But a touch of black food coloring makes it the perfect color for zombie (sorry, “Inferi”) infested waters.
Ladies and gentlemen, I present:
2 oz gin
1 oz vermouth
½ drop black food coloring (no really. Go light on this stuff or you won’t be able to see the zombies. And what’s the point of that?)
garnish with mini-zombies
Warning: I wasn’t kidding about the choking hazard. Drink with care. And this particular cocktail is NOT recommended to be consumed on the later end of a night of libation.