Nicole here, and I don't know if you've realized, but it's October. If April is the cruelest month, October is definitely the coolest. Coolest cause it's gettin' a little chilly outside. And you know what that means...
And let's be real, my fall wardrobe is just a constant rotation of my cutest leggings, huge sweaters, vintage-inspired wool coats and hats.
Fall flavors are my fave: apple, pear, cinnamon, and the basicest of all, pumpkin! I even bought a pumpkin spice Greek yogurt the other day. THIS IS GETTING OUT OF HAND AND I LOVE IT.
Oh, and did I forget to mention? MOTHAFUCKIN HALLOWEEN, BITCHES!
To celebrate the best of all holidays, the Drinkin' Dames are recapping the horror classic Scream.
Pour one out for the late, great Wes Craven.
Scream is a movie built for people who love horror movies, and what better way to show our love than with some THEMATIC DRINKS.
Let's start with my signature drink: the Bloody Mary!! I will never turn down a Bloody Mary, or a dare to say Bloody Mary into a mirror three times, or in one small paragraph for that matter.
For this weekend's shoot, I'll be modifying my usual recipe to be extra spooooooooky. Behold, the Bloody Gutted Mary!
This version is extra spicy (the blood) and extra savory (the guts).
- Fresh lime
- Celery salt
- Prepared horseradish
- Worcester sauce
- Pickle juice
- Ground pepper
- Garnishes to taste
Start by slicin’ dat lime into quarters. Cut a small slit in one quarter and run the lime along the rim of your glass.
Once you've juiced the rim ("juicing the rim" is surprisingly not a sex act), coat in celery salt.
Squeeze the lime into the glass and add to the rim as garnish.
Next, the spice must flooooooow! First, Sriracha.
Feel free to sub in your hot sauce of choice, but if you don’t like good ol’ rooster sauce I don’t know who you are but I Liam Neeson your ass.
Next, about a tablespoon of prepared horseradish, followed by the Worcester sauce and just a splash of pickle juice.
And now...BOOZE! I like to up the savory factor with a shot glass worth of flavorful beer. I chose a locally brewed Oktoberfest (Metropolitan’s After-Burner), cause I’m a pretentious fuck, but add whatever kind of beer your lil heart desires.
You’ll also have the rest of the beer leftover to take the edge off the spiciness. DOUBLE FIST FOR LIFE.
I do think Double Fist is probably a sex act, but I’m not gonna look it up.
Now, the key element, VODKA! Absolut made a special Chicago edition flavored with rosemary & olives, a perfect match for this savory beverage and my beloved city.
A shot worth of this deliciousness, and we’re onto the final countdown!
Add some ice and stir. Now, the V8 to the top of the glass and stir again.
Add some ground pepper and garnish to taste.
I used pepper jack cheese (MORE SPICE) and garlic stuffed olives, but our Drinkin' Dames will have a whole garnish buffet to choose from including cheese cubes, encased meats, celery, and a variety of pickled items.
I’m sure we’ll be all over Instagram with our creations, so head over to our Instagram page at @fggpeeps to see our bloody good drinks!
Until next time!
xoxo, Nicole Keating