Inspired by: Psycho This chilling Bates Motel cocktail balances suspense and intrigue in a single glass. A touch of blood- red grenadine to an Irish whiskey base adds a sinister element, reminiscent of the infamous shower scene. The bitters offer an unexpected psychological twist. Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a scary movie marathon. This year, cheers to the occasion with a cocktail inspired by your favourite film. To get you started, here are three cocktails that give a nod to the classic horror movies: Psycho , The Exorcist and The Shining .

BATES MOTEL 1½ oz (45 ml) Bushmills Triple Distilled Irish Whiskey ¼ oz (7.5 ml) Simple Syrup * ½ oz (15 ml) fresh lemon juice 2 oz (60 ml) soda water ¼ oz (7.5 ml) grenadine 3 dashes Angostura bitters

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In a cocktail shaker with cubed ice, combine Irish whiskey, Simple Syrup and lemon juice. Shake gently, then strain into a Collins glass. Top with soda water and fill with crushed ice. Mix grenadine and bitters in a shot glass and drizzle over crushed ice.

* 1:1 ratio of sugar dissolved in boiling water. Allow to cool before using.


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