Well kids, it’s been awhile since we’ve seen a Low Rent Cocktail around these parts and Halloween seems like the right time to throw one at you.
I can’t take the credit for this month’s name; it’s all my husband’s doing. And appropriately so.Â See, this month we are celebrating 10 years together. Just how did this man woo this lady? Strange movie dates. Our first date he asked me to go see this limited release movie from the guy behind office space (that movie was Idiocracy and although when I found out what we were seeing I thought to myself,Â really? For a first date? I said yes to a second.). Our second date was a screening of Phantom of the Paradise. This movie is strange, but more so up my alley. I think after these first two dates we actually started doing normal date things like going out to eat but these two back to back dates are a small part of why I kept saying yes to another date.
Awwww. How sweet. Now on to the ridiculous cocktails.
Halloween means excessive sweets and bad taste, and that’s just what these two Low Rent Cocktails have to offer you. First up we have the Fanta of the Opera staring, you guessed it: Fanta Soda and because we’re trying oh so hard to be fancy with our cheap plastic masks and not flame retardant costumes, we’re bringing out the Italian Vermouth. It’s fancy because it comes from Italy.
Fanta of the Opera
1 part Cinzano Dry Vermouth
3 parts Fanta Grapefruit Soda
Pour over ice in a highball glass or whatever hollowed out gourd you having laying around.
And for today’s double dose of trouble we have the Fanta of the Paradise. Rock stars. Revenge. Gore. What more could you ask for in a
cocktail movie? Plus it’s strawberry and coconut flavored, just like yourÂ spring break paradise.
Fanta of the Paradise
1 part Malibu Rum
3 parts Fanta Strawberry Soda
Pour over ice in a highball glass or the skull of your enemy.
***If you want to add some spooky pizazz to your cocktails, feel free to throw some dry ice in. Just please dear god do not drink the dry ice or you’ll be taking a trip to the emergency room instead of drinking and that is NO FUN.
Hope you all have a fun Halloween! Stay safe!
The Low Rent Cocktail series is an occasional column on Stir and Strain where the boundaries of â€œgood tasteâ€ are pushed to the limit, or more often than not, pushed out the window. Enjoy at your own risk.