4 Nights of Terror – Night 1 – The Ring
27th October 2021
Welcome back to the spooky series, where we choose a film and create a fitting Cocktail to go alongside, I’ll give you a little history into each film and the know-how to create a delicious Cocktail.
The Ring franchise is one that has been around for a while and still going strong, consisting of the original novel, films and a video game, the main concept of The Ring is centered around a cursed videotape, which when watched means just one thing, you now only have 7 days left to live before you die.
Although the movie is fiction, it was based on a real Japanese ghost story that dates back to the 16th century, if you dare to want to read about it, you can click here.
- Ring (Novel, 1991)
- Ring: Kanzenban (TV Movie, 1995)
- Ringu (Film, 1998)
- Rasen/Spiral (Film, 1998)
- Ring: Final Chapter (TV Series, 1999)
- Ringu 2 (Film, 1999)
- The Ring Virus (Film, 1999)
- The Ring: Terror’s Realm (Video Game, 2000)
- Ring 0: Birthday (Film, 2000)
- The Ring (Film, 2002)
- Rings (Short Film, 2005)
- The Ring Two (Film, 2005)
- Sadako 3D (Film, 2012)
- Sadako 2 3D (Film, 2013)
- Sadako vs. Kayako (Film, 2016)
- Rings (Film, 2017)
- Sadako (Film, 2019)
When trying to look up the movie order of the ring franchise, I struggled in piecing it all together, as different sources had different titles and films absent, I found a site, linked above, which contained the longest list including the novel and video game, the ring came from Japan, but there have been American and Korean remakes, along with crossover film, so it has a rather complex order.
The girl on the video, which will eventually kill you is called Sadako Yamamura, otherwise known as Park Eun-suh or Samara Morgan, she was born in 1947 to parents Shizuko Yamamura and Dr. Heihachiro Ikuma in Oshima Island, Shizuko gained psychic powers after retrieving an ancient statuette of En no Ozuno from the ocean, she had a baby boy who died at only 4 months after an illness, she was thrown down a well in 1970, she survived for a few years in the well, but later perished, she now resides in the cursed videotape and returns to the physical reality when someone watches it to take her vengeance.
The Sparkling Wine – Vinska klet Metlika
Vinska klet Metlika is a cooperative winery, what this means is that a group of different wineries come together and focus their efforts on promoting one brand.
The cooperative first started over one hundred years ago, on November 14th 1909, the first time a cooperative cellar was built to store their wines was in 1929, but during the Second World War it was destroyed, later after the war had ended in 1954, the construction of a 108-meter underground wine cellar began, it wasn’t until 2000 that they produced their first bottle of Sparkling Wine
Vinska klet Metlika – Zelo Suha – Tasting Notes
Aroma 👃 “A delightfully creamy aroma bringing to mind, Vanilla ice cream, Greek yoghurt, with green citrus and a hint of peach.”
Flavour 👅 “A dry and creamy texture showcasing green apples and herbs.”
This Slovenian Sparkling Wine Won a Gold Medal in the Creamy Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2021.
The Sadako Yamamura Cocktail
- Sparkling Wine
- Dark Chocolate
How To Make The Sadako Yamamura Cocktail
- Dip the rim of your glass into water, then dip it into your sugar to create the sugar rim to represent the girl’s dress.
- Heat up a piece of dark chocolate and decorate a few lines to represent the girl’s hair on the outside of your glass
- Pour in 20mls of Vodka.
- Top up with 150mls of Sparkling Wine
Aroma 👃 “Dark chocolate fills the air around your nose, a sweetness arrives with the sugar rim with a hint of creaminess from the Sparkling Wine rising slowly from the well.”
Flavour 👅 “A dry and creamy taste pleases the palate with green apples, herbs and a sweet burst from the sugar. When taking a sip from the chocolate side, you also get a sharp burst of dry dark chocolate that closes the mouth.
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