The Love Rune cocktail sits on a table with a white cloth. There is a smaller drink in the background in a thin glass. The love rune is pink and has rose pedals on top as garnish. There is a bundle of flowers in the background of pinks, whites, yellows, and blues.

Love Rune | Midsommar Themed Cocktail

Disclaimer
Drink responsibly. This recipe contains alcohol and is for people that are 21 years of age or older. This drink does have an open flame so be sure not to leave the fire on for too long or drink when the glass is too hot. Always be careful when lighting any drink on fire or just don’t do it. Please be careful when using activated charcoal as it decreases how much your body absorbs and can reduce the effectiveness of medication.

Erick & Vivi dive into Ari Aster’s 2019 Midsommar and were almost part of a ritual after drinking this Love Rune! Good thing we didn’t get a meat tart with it…

Ingredients

  • 1.5 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Lemonade
  • 1/2 oz Rose Hibiscus Syrup

Directions

Step 1

In a shaker with ice, add gin, lemonade, and rose hibiscus syrup. Shake!

Step 2

Pour into glass and garnish with edible rose pedals. Cheers!

Vivi Rating: 4.5

Erick Rating: 3

Shaken Not Scared Rating: 3.8

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Christmas wreath on table and drink in center. Christmas tree with ornaments in the background. The drink is a light red/orange and is garnished with cranberries and a cinnamon stick.

Mrs. Mac’s Toilet Punch | Black Christmas Themed Cocktail

Disclaimer
Drink responsibly. This recipe contains alcohol and is for people that are 21 years of age or older. This drink does have an open flame so be sure not to leave the fire on for too long or drink when the glass is too hot. Always be careful when lighting any drink on fire or just don’t do it. Please be careful when using activated charcoal as it decreases how much your body absorbs and can reduce the effectiveness of medication.

Erick & Vivi dive into Bob Clark’s 1974 Black Christmas and watched Mrs. Mac enjoy her bottles of Sherry giving us an idea for the perfect holiday drink!

Ingredients (Syrup)

  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cranberries

Ingredients (Cocktail)

  • 4 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1 oz Sherry
  • 1 oz Gin

Directions

Step 1

In a 3-quart saucepan, add all syrup ingredients and bring to a boil.

Step 2

In a heat-safe glass or mug, add cranberry juice, pineapple juice, sherry, and gin. Pour syrup into glass/mug to preferred taste. Cheers!

Vivi Rating: 4.5

Erick Rating: 5

Shaken Not Scared Rating: 4.75

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28 Days Later (2002)

Vivi Rating: 8

Erick Rating: 9

Shaken Not Scared Rating: 8.5

Erick & Vivi dive into Danny Boyle’s 2002 28 Days Later! Topics include hitting priests with bags of cocaine, zombie apocalypses being the perfect time to do drugs, and some comical Scooby Doo moments!

Cocktail – 28 Days of Menthe

Consumed Creepy Content of the Week:

    1. Memories of a Murderer: The Nilsen Tapes – Netflix

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Enfield Poltergeist & The Black Zodiac | Shots of Horror #1

We’re getting ready for our wedding weekend, but that doesn’t mean we want to leave you without any creepy content this week!

In our first attempt at Shots of Horror Vivi talks about the Enfield Poltergeist and how it inspired the Conjuring 2 while Erick gives more on the actual Black Zodiac (no relation to the Black Zodiac from 13 Ghosts apparently)!

Hold on to your ghosts and horoscopes for this one!

Sources: https://astrotalk.com/

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The Rejected Proposal drink sits on black table in front of dark blue wall. Rose pedals surround the base of the drink. The drink is red and in a coupe glass.

Rejected Proposal | The Strangers Themed Cocktail

Disclaimer
Drink responsibly. This recipe contains alcohol and is for people that are 21 years of age or older. This drink does have an open flame so be sure not to leave the fire on for too long or drink when the glass is too hot. Always be careful when lighting any drink on fire or just don’t do it. Please be careful when using activated charcoal as it decreases how much your body absorbs and can reduce the effectiveness of medication.

Erick & Vivi dive into Bryan Bertino’s 2008 The Strangers while drinking what James should’ve been drinking instead of eating ice cream! The Rejected Proposal!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • Rose Lemonade

Directions

Step 1

In a shaker, add gin, elderflower liqueur, simple syrup, and lime juice with ice. Shake!

Step 2

Strain into glass. Top with rose lemonade. Cheers!

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The Strangers (2008)

Vivi Rating: 4

Erick Rating: 3

Shaken Not Scared Rating: 3.5

Erick & Vivi dive into Bryan Bertino’s 2008 The Strangers! Topics include being an A hole and proposing at someone else’s wedding, hiding your lack of fitness by wearing a mask, and the gang walking in on a home invasion!

Cocktail – Rejected Proposal

Consumed Creepy Content of the Week:

    1. Tragedy Girls – Hulu
    2. Tigers Are Not Afraid – Shudder
    3. His House – Netflix
    4. Eve’s Bayou
    5. Fear Street: Part 2 1978
    6. Fear Street: Part 3 1666

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Red candles are lit in background on top of black table with navy blue background. Smoking caldron with incense in the background. Jinn & Tonic drink is in glass garnished with blackberries in the foreground.

Jinn & Tonic | Jinn Themed Cocktail

Disclaimer
Drink responsibly. This recipe contains alcohol and is for people that are 21 years of age or older. This drink does have an open flame so be sure not to leave the fire on for too long or drink when the glass is too hot. Always be careful when lighting any drink on fire or just don’t do it. Please be careful when using activated charcoal as it decreases how much your body absorbs and can reduce the effectiveness of medication.

Erick & Vivi dive into Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad’s 2014 Jinn with Bilal as a guest! They enjoyed a Jinn & Tonic while Bilal had a mocktail version which just removes the gin!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • Blackberries

Directions

Step 1

Add blackberries to a glass and muddle. Set aside.

Step 2

In a shaker, add gin, cranberry juice, lemon juice, and simple syrup with ice. Shake!

Step 3

Pour into glass with blackberries. Top with tonic water. Garnish with blackberries. Cheers!

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