The Halloween celebration of all things scary made it a perfect time to stream classic films starring Vincent Price, nicknamed the “Master of Menace.” The Saint Louis-born actor made a name for himself in the 1950s in “House of Wax” and “The Fly,” then went on to a long career in film as well as television. He also wrote a cookbook. When Silver Screen Suppers alerted me about a Vincent Price Treasury Cookalong to celebrate the upcoming release of Mary and Vincent Price’s 50th Anniversary Edition of A Treasury of Great Recipes, I decided it would be fun to try a Price recipe. (The couple divorced after they published the book, but that’s another story).
After I carved our jack-o-lanterns and readied the house for Halloween, I treated myself to a Vincent Price cocktail posted on Silver Screen Suppers. Below is my slight adaptation. Sipping and remembering his voice got me in the spirit for the trick-or-treaters who rang the doorbell soon afterwards.
Read more about the Vincent Price cookalong and book here:
Cooking With Vincent Website – for details of celebratory events in the USA
Vincent Price Legacy Tour – for details of celebratory events in the UK
Amazon Page for the 50th Edition of A Treasury of Great Recipes
Treasury of Great Recipes Facebook page
Silver Screen Suppers Facebook page
Vincent Price’s New Fashioned Cocktail
1 lump of sugar [I used 1 teaspoon]
3 dashes Angostura bitters
1 1/2 ounces light Canadian whiskey
Splash of club soda
1 twist lemon
1 maraschino cherry
Place the sugar in a highball glass. Add the bitters and stir with a spoon to dissolve the sugar. Add the whiskey, club soda, two ice cubes, the twist and the cherry. Stir and serve.