Professor Blackwood’s Bloody Old Fashioned

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.

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Professor Blackwood’s Bloody Old Fashioned

The Bloody Old Fashioned is a unique twist on the classic cocktail that was supposedly created by vampire hunters in the 19th century. The recipe uses maraschino liqueur to represent the taste of blood and Angostura bitters to reflect the bitterness of the hunt. Professor Mortimer Blackwood, a renowned expert in paranormal studies, discovered the recipe during a late night in his library and has since perfected it to become his signature drink. The drink is a perfect balance of subtle blood flavor and sweetness from the bourbon, making it a great conversation starter during his interviews with monsters and horror characters.
Servings 1 glass


  • 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.

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