7 Nights of Horror – Night 2 – It
23rd October 2020
Welcome to this new 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.
There are tons of clowns around to scare you on Halloween, whether in a film, at a Fright Night or at Scaresville, but one will always take the crown, and that is Pennywise.
Pennywise first appeared in 1986 when Stephen King released his famous horror novel, It.
There are three films to choose from that Pennywise stars in, the first one released in 1990 and was called Stephen Kings It, we then got It in 2017 and It Chapter Two in 2019, it is recommended that you watch It before you watch It Chapter Two as it follows on from the first film.
Pennywise appears roughly every 27 years to claim the souls of children, he uses a variety of powers, including the ability to shapeshift, manipulate reality, and go unnoticed by adults.
This suggestion won’t be for every horror fan, as some who like a good scare will still want to avoid the clowns, the word used to describe a fear of clowns is Coulrophobia (pronounced “coal-ruh-fow-bee-uh”).
The Sparkling Wine – Badagoni
Badagoni’s story starts in the east of Georgia in 2006, they have one of the most advanced wineries in the whole of Eastern Europe. Being able to produce 6,000 bottles of still and sparkling wine in just 1 hour, even with the technology they remain very passionate to their Georgian traditions when it comes to making wine.
Badagoni Brut Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Yellow fruit, citrus, pastry, grassy notes on the nose.”
Flavour – “Pleasant green fruit flavours. Not too complex, easy to drink and enjoy.”
This Georgian Sparkling Wine won a Silver Medal in the Forget Me Not Category at The World’s Finest Glass of Bubbly Awards 2019.
The Gin – Didsbury
Created by Liam Manton and Mark Smallwood, Didsbury Gin is a Manchester-based craft Gin, the company received an investment of £75,000 from Dragons’ Den, which helped them create the craft Gin we see today, I have here their Original Gin, they also offer different flavours, including Raspberry & Elderflower which you can find available on their website.
Tasting Notes – “A touch creamy, filled with zesty lemon and homegrown garden herbs.”
- Sparkling Wine
- Paper Boat
How To Make This It Cocktail
- Grab a glass and pour in 15mls of Gin.
- Add 15mls of Chambord.
- Top up with your Sparkling Wine.
- Drop in a red cherry.
- And place in your little paper boat which you can learn to make here.
Aroma – “Pink rose petal with a touch of cocoa on the aroma.”
Flavour – “A subtle sweetness with elegant flavours of orange chocolate, soft citrus with a dry sugar syrup length.”
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