Halloween Cocktails – Resident Evil
30th October 2023
“Don’t Open That Door!”
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 12 – Resident Evil
The most popular survival horror franchise in the world, Resident Evil, or known as Biohazard in Japan and Southeast Asia, is a Video Game franchise created by Capcom, a Japanese video game company.
“Welcome To The Family, Son!”
The very first Resident Evil Game was created by Shinji Mikami and Tokuro Fujiwara in 1996 and was released on the PlayStation in 1996.
“You Were Almost A Jill Sandwich!”
Capcom didn’t just launch the best-selling horror video game series in the world, it is also credited for defining the survival horror genre and returning zombies to popular culture. As of July 2023, the combined copies sold of all the Resident Evil Games stands at 146 million copies.
- Resident Evil – 1996
- Resident Evil 2 – 1998
- Resident Evil 3: Nemesis – 1999
- Resident Evil Survivor – 2000
- Resident Evil – Code: Veronica – 2000
- Resident Evil Survivor 2 – Code: Veronica – 2001
- Resident Evil Gaiden – 2001
- Resident Evil (remake) – 2002
- Resident Evil Zero – 2002
- Resident Evil: Dead Aim – 2003
- Resident Evil Outbreak – 2003
- Resident Evil Outbreak: File #2 – 2004
- Resident Evil 4 – 2005
- Resident Evil: Deadly Silence – 2006
- Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles – 2007
- Resident Evil 5 – 2009
- Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles – 2009
- Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D – 2011
- Resident Evil: Revelations – 2012
- Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – 2012
- Resident Evil 6 – 2012
- Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – 2015
- Umbrella Corps – 2016
- Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – 2017
- Resident Evil 2 (remake) – 2019
- Resident Evil 3 (remake) – 2020
- Resident Evil: Resistance – 2020
- Resident Evil Village – 2021
- Resident Evil Re: Verse – 2022
- Resident Evil 4 (remake) – 2023
Gaining so much success in one medium, it’s almost a given that you’ll see expansion into other media, Resident Evil has spilled over into films, TV, comic books and novels.
“Trust Is Built Through Actions, Not Words”
Branching off into the world of movies, the first live-action Resident Evil film was released in 2002, followed by 5 sequels and a 2021 reboot that was less than well-received by true fans, but combined the Resident Evil films have grossed more than $1.2 billion.
- Resident Evil – 2002
- Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse – 2004
- Resident Evil: Extinction – 2007
- Resident Evil: Afterlife – 2010
- Resident Evil: Retribution – 2012
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter – 2016
- Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City – 2021
The story of the first Resident Evil game began when Tokuro Fujiwara told Shinji Mikami and other co-workers at Capcom to create a game using elements from his 1989 game Sweet Home on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
The reason it wasn’t released under the name of Biohazard in the United States, unlike it did in Japan, was that in late 1994, when marketing executives were getting ready to release in America, it became clear that securing the rights to the name Biohazard would be very difficult as a DOS game had been registered under that name, so the company had a competition, asking everyone to come up with a new name, and the winner was… Resident Evil.
“Do Me A Favor And Stay Dead.”
Interesting Fact: Performed from early July to late August in Japan in 2000, Bioroid: Year Zero was a musical horror comedy, telling a story from an infected point of view. Another show was put on in 2015 called Biohazard The Stage, focusing on the main characters of Chris Redfield and Rebecca Chambers, as Philosophy University in Australia is experiencing a bioterrorist attack.
The Champagne – Louvel Fontaine – Available At Asda
Available at Asda for £18.50, this Champagne offers fresh yellow characters as you’ll discover in the tasting notes, it’s always interesting to explore the range of Champagnes at supermarkets, to see what they have on offer.
Louvel Fontaine Brut NV – Tasting Notes
Aroma – ” Soft citrus notes, fizzy lemons, fresh lemon blossom and yellow rose petals and hints of pastries in the length.”
Flavour – “Soft, silky smooth lemon pulp and lemon skin, with a hint of lemon drizzle cake, zesty yellow stone fruits and a touch of puff pastry base on the palate.”
The Whisky – Aber Falls
Located in the village of Abergwyngregyn, Aber Falls distillery sits at the foot of the famous Aber Falls waterfall. Attracting over 50,000 visitors a year, this picturesque spot is easily accessible, just off the A55 and a stone’s throw from the coast.
Their Single Malt Welsh Whisky has spent years in the making, from the first whisky distillery in North Wales in over 100 years,
Single Malt Whisky Tasting Notes
Aroma – “A wonderful expression of vanilla and toffee with well-balanced Christmas spices, figs, soft citrus and cloves.”
Flavour – “Dried fruits and festive spices complement creamy malt, forest fruits, nutty characters and hints of chocolate.”
Resident Evil Cocktail
- Apple Purée
- Twist of Salt
- Red Apple
How To Make The Resident Evil Cocktail
- 25mls of Whisky
- 5mls of Limoncello
- 10mls of Apple Purée
- Twist of Salt
- Garnish With A Twig of Rosemary & Thyme
- (Extra) Using a Red Apple, Cut Out The Shape of Umbrella’s Logo and Place it in your Cocktail
Aroma – “Zesty apple and lemon, with freshly picked rosemary and thyme, yellow fruits with hints of oak and barley on the aroma.”
Flavours – “A delectable dry zest of lemons and crisp yellow apples, with matured barley, oak chips, elegant yellow fruits and a touch of lemon zest, yellow rose petals and very ripe and juicy red apples.”
Happy Halloween from Glass of Bubbly
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