We created this sexy and scary cocktail in honor of the gorgeous (and equally sexy an scary!) novel BLOOD AND SALT by Kim Liggett.
Here is the description of the book (Which you should buy. Now.):
Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn in this one-of-a-kind romantic horror
“When you fall in love, you will carve out your heart and throw it into the deepest ocean. You will be all in–blood and salt.”
These are the last words Ash Larkin hears before her mother returns to the spiritual commune she escaped long ago. But when Ash follows her to Quivira, Kansas, something sinister and ancient waits among the rustling cornstalks of this village lost to time.
Ash is plagued by memories of her ancestor, Katia, which harken back to the town’s history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. Charming traditions soon give way to a string of gruesome deaths, and Ash feels drawn to Dane, a forbidden boy with secrets of his own.
As the community prepares for a ceremony five hundred years in the making, Ash must fight not only to save her mother, but herself–and discover the truth about Quivira before it’s too late. Before she’s all in–blood and salt.
RIIIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHHHHTTTTTT?! Get the book. Make the drink. Have a wonderful day.
The Reckoning Recipe:
1 tsp Absinthe
1 shot Bourbon Whiskey
1 shot (easy) Ruby Port
1 Black Licorice Whip
Pour Absinthe in your martini glass. Swirl, coating the glass with the liquid. Discard. NOTE: Do not leave the Absinthe in the glass, it will be a very different kind of drink if you do.
Combine Whiskey and Port in a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously. Pour into glass and garnish with licorice.
Drink and be merry.