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Vampire Juice

Vampire Juice

Category: Tutti Fruiti
Ingredients: 1/2 oz coconut rum, 1/2 oz blue curacoa, 1/2 oz spiced rum, 1 oz orange juice (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: A popular shot from the 18th century. Vampire Juice was usually only consumed by the very wealthy due to the immense scarcity of the liqueur ‘blue curacoa’ which was considered a real delicacy. However, not to be outdone by their affluent counterparts, the less fortunate did find an alternative. Legend has it that the commoners believed this rare liqueur was running through their veins. With this in mind, while standing on one’s head a small tube would be inserted into the most prominent (or “most blue”, as it was described back then) vein in the recipient’s neck. The remainder of the ingredients would then be shot through the tube resulting in a rush of blood and liquor to the brain. Extremely dangerous and completely ridiculous, this practice is not encouraged today due to the increased knowledge of the human anatomy and an abundance of blue curacao.