Halloween Cocktails – Blade
18th October 2023
Blade: I’m Not Human
We’re back from the dead, crafting a whole new exciting range of Halloween Cocktails, we’ve chosen some of the best Halloween films or video games and created a perfect Cocktail to accompany them, working alongside different wineries and distilleries, I’ll give you a little history into each film and the know-how to create a delicious themed Cocktail.
13 Frightful Nights – Night 2 – Blade
Directed By Stephen Norrington and Written by David S. Goyer, the 1998 movie Blade is based on the Marvel Comic Superhero Blade, staring Wesley Snipes as the character of Blade
Blade is referred to as a Dhampir, a human being with vampire strengths but not their weaknesses, who fights against vampires.
Released on the 21st of August 1998 in the United States, it was a success, bringing in $70 million at the U.S. box office, and $60.2 million worldwide. Although it did receive mixed reviews from film critics, the film was positively received by the audiences and has since garnered a big cult following.
Blade: There are worse things out tonight than vampires
Dr. Karen Jenson: Like what?
Blade: Like me
It’s often said that Wesley Snipes was born to play the character of Blade,
Although not within the theme of Marvel films today, it was Marvel’s first successful film, setting the stage for further comic book characters to make their way into the movie world.
- Blade – 1998
- Blade II – 2002
- Blade: Trinity – 2004
- Blade 4 – February 14th 2025
Pushed back from originally releasing on the 6th of September 2024, one thing for sure is that Mahershala Ali will be taking up the role of Blade, taking over from Wesley Snipes.
We also got to see two TV Series
- Blade: The Series – 2006
- Marvel Anime: Blade – 2011
Neither of them starred Wesley Snipes.
Blade: You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar-coated topping! There is another world beneath it: the real world. And if you wanna survive it, you better learn to PULL THE TRIGGER!
Although famously appearing in Marvel movies, Stan Lee’s Cameo didn’t make the cut in Blade, they filmed a scene where he played a cop who discovers Quinn’s burned corpse after the opening massacre of Blade, but ultimately this scene was cut.
Another famous name was also cut from making an appearance, The King of Pop himself, Michael Jackson was meant to make an appearance in Blade II as a vampire pimp in the House of Pain, but this idea had to be dropped due to scheduling conflicts.
The Champagne – Henri Cachet – Avalible At Asda
From Henri Cachet, this Champagne is available at Asda for only £15.50, if you’re looking for the classic Champagne characters at a very affordable price, then this bottle stands as a good contender.
Henri Cachet Brut – Tasting Notes
Aroma – ”Smooth rounded lemons, lemon skin, dried lemon pulp, with yellow floral, yellow fruit skins, a light spread of melted butter on some brioche.”
Flavour – “Fizzy, zesty and crisp, with lemons, lemon skin, yellow fruits, apricots, yellow floral, touch of pastry growing towards the close with burnt puff pastry base to close.”
The Vodka – Tack Room Distillery
With over 20 years of experience in the alcohol industry and a lifelong passion for spirits, Tim Bisson, the founder of Tack Room Distillery, spent a long time exploring the production methods of various beverages, from Russian vodka to Caribbean rum, gin, mescal, and whisky.
One of the principles that Tim Bisson sticks true to is that of the mixology world, stating ‘ Welcome to Tack Room Distillery, where passion for all things alcoholic meets the art of mixology.’, his enthusiasm for mixology has driven him to share his knowledge and passion with anyone willing to listen, and with that, Glass of Bubbly reached out and invited Tim to collaborate, crafting a Fizz Cocktail with Tack Room Distilelry’s Vodka, The famous Vampire’s Kiss, perfect to enjoy while watching the movie, Blade.
Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail
- Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
- Cranberry Juice
- Red Sugar
How To Make The Vampire’s Kiss Cocktail
- Grab A Glass, dip the rim into some Water and then dip the rim into some Red Sugar
- Place In A Few Ice Cubes
- Pour In 45ml Vodka
- 20ml Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
- 30ml Cranberry Juice
- 45ml Champagne
- Drop-In A Few Raspberries & Garnish With 3 To Finish
Aroma – “Rich, dark raspberries and glazed raspberries surround the nostrils, taking full control of the aroma.”
Flavours – “Rich dark red raspberries, cranberries, sweet strawberry sugar rim, smooth warming vodka, syrupy raspberries, elegant freshness with yellow stone fruits and hints of pastries on the palate.
Happy Halloween from Glass of Bubbly
Champagne and Sparkling Wine Writer, Focused on Bringing the Exciting and Fascinating World of Bubbly to You.