This week, we’re offering something a little extra – our Halloween special, Alcoholloween, where we bring in All Hallow’s Eve with a special horrifying drinking game!
Today, we’re taking a dip into the past with 1965’s portmanteau horror film Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors, starring Hammer horror staples Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. During a fateful train ride, five strangers (including Lee and a young Donald Sutherland) meet Dr. Schreck (Cushing), a mysterious old man who tells their fate through five spooky vignettes. Pull up some evil spirits and catch this creepy, atmospheric gem streaming on Netflix!
THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Reaper’s Handshake (martini)
6 parts London dry gin
1 part Jagermeister
1 part Grand Marnier orange liqueur
Pour gin and Jagermeister over ice; stir. Pour into martini glass. Float with Grand Marnier and garnish with orange peel.
DRINKING RULES FOR DR. TERROR’S HOUSE OF HORRORS:
- Leering (intense, malicious stares off into the ‘middle distance’)
- Shots of fire (e.g. fireplaces, candles, lighters, etc.)
- Props (anytime any character handles a new prop)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Dr. Shreck (Peter Cushing) says: “Have you not already guessed?”
Later this week, we’ll ride off into the Old West and wave our six-shooters around as we saddle up for John Wayne’s 1969 classic Western True Grit – see you then!