New Blog Series: TV Show Drinking Games and Signature Cocktails. The game’s designed to be fun whether you’re catching up on one episode or settling in for a good binge watch (but uh, no binge drinking please. Binge drinking is bad).
In honor of Halloween I’m starting with one of my favorites: Sleepy Hollow!
Here’s your Sleepy Hollow signature cocktail:
It’s a take-off on this recipe. I played around with it and decided to go with triple sec over peach schnapps. Sparkling pomegranate juice seemed to have a more festive, Halloweeny feel than cranberry, and I adjusted the ratios to my taste. I also came up with something fun for the rim of the glass.
For the rim:
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried ginger
Mix sugar and ginger and spread out on a plate. Wet the rim of a martini glass with one of the ingredients from the drink (below), then dip it upside down on the plate and twist until the edge is adorned.
For the drink:
1 oz. black vodka
1 oz. triple sec
4-5 oz. sparkling pomegranate juice
Pour the triple sec in the bottom of a martini or small wine glass. Add the sparkling pomegranate juice–don’t shake it or it’ll lose the fizz! Carefully add the black vodka by spooning it in against the side of the glass so it’ll hang over the cranberry juice and look all creepy.
If you want the drink to be more tart than sweet, definitely go for five (or even six) ounces on the pomegranate juice.
If you can’t find BlaVod (black vodka), which is big for lots of Halloween drinks, you can add some black food coloring to regular vodka for the same effect.
To stick with the theme, pick up a pumpkin brew by UFO or Blue Moon.
The Sleepy Hollow Drinking Game
Sleepy Hollow Sheriff’s Department
BONUS: In a mirror? Drain half!
Jenny resents Abbie.
Andy changes sides.
Hawley is unreliable.
Ichabod name-drops one of the founders.
BONUS: General Washington? Take two sips.
BONUS x2: Zombie General Washington? Three sips!
Jenny is a badass.
BONUS: Does it involve a gun? Two sips!
Abbie almost dies.
Ichabod almost dies.
Anyone other than Maloch communicates via mirror.
Flashback: Teenage Abbie and/or Jenny in the woods.
BONUS: Did they show Maloch? Two sips!
Supernatural occurrence relates to Ichabod’s time in the army.
BONUS: Was he still a redcoat? Two sips!
BONUS: Is he shirtless? Better drain it!
Ichabod struggles with/rails against some aspect of modern life.
Katrina communicates, fails to provide specific information.
Answers/demons found in creepy tunnel/underground lair.
Supernatural occurrence relates to Ichabod’s personal life.
Conversation in a car.
Ichabod appreciates modern life.
Henry’s secretly behind something. Anything.
Extras in scene (paramedics, other non-Witness civilians) treat supernatural occurrence as though it totes happens every other day. A police woman who almost drowns in a library. Little girls abducted by the Pied Piper. Etc.
What did I miss? Add ‘em in the comments!