Halloween Cocktails – Chucky
30th October 2022
“Hi, I’m Chucky. Wanna Play?”
Welcome to a new year of spooky Cocktails, where we choose a Halloween 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.
Get ready to act like you’re having fun while playing with the serial killer doll, Chucky, because he’s back to make our lives hell, there’s only one thing that can satisfy him this time and that’s a well made Chucky inspired Cocktail, which we’ll make a bit later, first let’s explore a bit about the Chucky franchise.
“I Got My Sights Set On Bigger Game.”
Let’s meet our antagonist, he goes by the name of Chucky, but his full name is Charles Lee ‘Chucky’ Ray, once a human who was known as the Lakeshore Strangler, the character got his full name from some of the world’s most notorious killers, including Charles Manson, Lee Harvey Oswald and James Earl Ray.
The original title for Child’s Play was ‘Batteries Not Included’, with Chucky instead being called ‘Buddy’ coming to life after Andy mixed his blood with the doll’s fake blood. This was changed by John Lafia to get the story we know today.
“Now The Joke’s On You.”
It took a team of 9 puppeteers to control the original Chucky doll, each operating a different part of the body, Howard Berger, the special effects shop supervisor once said it took us 27 takes to just get Chucky to hit a button to electrocute a doctor.
“A True Classic Never Goes Out Of Style.”
- Child’s Play (1988)
- Child’s Play 2 (1990)
- Child’s Play 3 (1991)
- Bride of Chucky (1998)
- Seed of Chucky (2004)
- Curse of Chucky (2013)
- Cult of Chucky (2017)
- Child’s Play (2019)
Brad Dourif was the voice of Chucky for almost every film, it was only the 2019 version of Child’s Play that saw a change in voice actors, switching to the adored Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker)
“I Always Come Back!”
- Chucky TV Show (2021) Season 1 – 8 Episodes
- Chucky TV Show (2022) Season 2
The original voice actor of Chucky, Brad Dourif, returned to reprise his role in the Chucky TV Show, with the second season only recently being released at the beginning of October.
“Sometimes I Scare Myself.”
Chucky has just asked us to create a Cocktail inspired by him, it falls to us to make him happy and we’d better not disappoint, so let’s pick a great Sparkling Wine to help us create a life-saving Cocktail.
The Sparkling Wine – Domaine Bergeville
Located in the highest altitude wine-growing region in Québec, planting their hybrid vines and their Vitis Vinifera. Domaine Bergeville treats their vineyard as a living being, forwarding biodiversity and giving back to their land and their vines. Let’s try this Gold medal-winning Canadian Sparkling Wine.
Domaine Bergeville Le Rosé – Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Yeasty, red apple pastry, red apple skin, blackberries, with the faintest hint of raspberry cream on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Dryer, sharper red berries, red apple, yeasty notes, citrus, yellow fruit citrus, nicely balanced and would go nicely with a few food pairings.”
Gold Medal in the Gastronomic Category at the Glass of Bubbly Awards 2022
The Gin – McQueen and the Violet Fog
Guess who’s ready to play, McQueen and the Violet Fog, one of the smoothest Gins on the market.
Made from 21 different botanicals, it delivers breathtaking smoothness with plenty of complexity to keep you entertained.
Aroma – “Herbal and floral characters, rosemary, thyme, grain, smooth, calming and wild berry foliage on the aroma.”
Flavour – “Soft, very clean tasting gin, almost smooth, with delicate touches of thyme, rosemary, floral notes and a little more to discover on the palate.”
Chucky’s Massacre Cocktail
- Sparkling Wine
- Ginger Syrup
- Coconut Milk
- Squirty Cream
- Gingernut Biscuits
How To Make Chucky’s Massacre Cocktail
- 20mls of Gin
- 25mls Coconut Milk
- 20mls Ginger Syrup
- Top up with Sparkling Wine
- Squirty Cream
- Cinnamon on top
- Then a Gingernut Biscuit
Chucky’s Massacre Cocktail Tasting Notes
Aroma – “Ginger, cinnamon, and creamy characters dominate this aroma.”
Flavour – “Fizzy, creamy characters take over every part of the palate in an instant, then with a lovely display of ginger, faint hints of cinnamon and a showcase of citrus and red fruits on the palate.”
“We’re Friends Till The End, Remember?”
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