As a paranormal researcher, I spend countless hours studying the unknown and unexplained. One late night in the Blackwood library, I came across an ancient recipe for the Bloody Old Fashioned, a cocktail that piqued my interest. The recipe was said to have been created by Appalachian vampire hunters in the 19th century, and it was a twist on the classic Old Fashioned that used maraschino liqueur to artfully imply the taste of blood and Angostura bitters to represent the bitterness and thrill of the hunt. I was intrigued by the idea of a cocktail that reflected the otherworldly nature of the creatures I studied.
Experimenting with the Bloody Old Fashioned
Without wasting any time, I set to work gathering the ingredients, including a bottle of my favorite rye bourbon, and followed the instructions carefully. As I took my first sip of the Bloody Old Fashioned, I was pleasantly surprised by how well the flavors melded together. The maraschino liqueur provided a subtle suggestion of blood, while the bitters added a touch of spiced aromatic bitterness that balanced out the teasing sweetness of the bourbon.
Excited by my discovery, I began experimenting with the recipe, tweaking it to make it my own. I added a splash of water to smooth the drink ever so slightly and garnished it with a blood orange twist to bring out the citrus notes in the bourbon. After several attempts, I finally perfected the recipe for what I now call the Bloody Old Fashioned.
A Success Worthy of Guests
Now, whenever I sit down for an interview with a fascinating creature, I offer them a Bloody Old Fashioned as a sign of respect and camaraderie. It’s become a sort of tradition for me, a way to break the ice and show my guests that I’m not just there to hunt them down. I take great pride in my signature drink, and I’m always happy to share the recipe with anyone who’s interested.
The Bloody Old Fashioned has become a staple in my life, both as a paranormal researcher and as a cocktail enthusiast. The drink’s unique blend of flavors reflects my fascination with the supernatural, and it’s become a conversation starter during my interviews with monsters and horror characters. But the Bloody Old Fashioned is more than just a drink; it’s a symbol of my approach to my work.
As a paranormal researcher, I approach my work with a sense of wonder and curiosity. I don’t view the dark fiends of our world as simply villains to be defeated; rather, I see them as complex beings with their own stories and motivations. By offering my guests a Bloody Old Fashioned, I’m signaling that I’m not there to judge or condemn them; I’m there to listen and learn.
Professor Blackwood’s Bloody Old Fashioned
- 1 old fashioned glass
- 2 ounce bourbon or rye whiskey
- 1/2 ounce maraschino liqueur
- 1 1 raw sugar cube
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 Blood orange wheel, for garnish (optional)
- Ice cubes
- Place the sugar cube (or sugar) in an Old Fashioned glass.
- Add the Angostura bitters to the glass.
- Muddle the sugar and bitters together until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add a splash of water to the glass and stir until well combined.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes.Pour the bourbon or rye whiskey over the ice.
- Add the maraschino liqueur to the glass.
- Stir gently for about 20-30 seconds to chill and dilute the drink.
- Garnish with an orange twist, if desired.
- Serve and enjoy your unique Bloody Old Fashioned!
Make Yours Bloody
The Bloody Old Fashioned is a perfect example of how I blend my passions for the paranormal and the hallowed art of mixology. My signature drink has become a way for me to connect with my guests on a visceral level and show them that I’m not afraid to embrace the unknown. It’s a reminder that even in the darkest corners of the supernatural world, there’s always room for a little bit of humor and camaraderie.
But the Bloody Old Fashioned isn’t just a drink for me; it’s a drink for anyone with a taste for adventure. Whether you’re a fan of the paranormal or simply looking for a unique and flavorful cocktail, the Bloody Old Fashioned is sure to satisfy. So why not raise a glass to the unknown and try the Bloody Old Fashioned for yourself? Who knows, it might just become your favorite drink.