Nothing Scary in Vincent Price’s Cocktail

Vincent Price cocktail 2The 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.

Vincent Price Treasury CookalongRead 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
Serves 1

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.

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About heritagerecipebox

I am named after my great-grandmother, who only prepared two dishes, according to anyone who remembers: hamburgers shaped like squares and peanut butter sandwiches. Fast forward 100 years and 500 miles north from my hometown of Richmond, Virginia to Boston, Massachusetts. Somehow, I ended up with a cooking gene as well as an interest in history and family stories. I have worked as a journalist and published three cookbooks plus a memoir. This blog gives me a chance to share family recipes and stories -- and other American recipes with a past. What do you have to share?
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2 Responses to Nothing Scary in Vincent Price’s Cocktail

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