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This page isn't completely ready yet (obviously), but this is where you'll find all of the 'deathdreams'-themed cocktail recipes I've created. I've got one for each song on the album (including one mocktail), and I'll be typing them up here shortly! Keep scrolling for recipes for the first four songs. Stay tuned for a refined collection with photos and the ability to print them easily. For now...

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BAD LITTLE SEED

makes one cocktail

Let's start with the first corresponding cocktail for track 1 on the album, "Bad Little Seed". With a title like that, I felt I had to include some nutty flavors like almond and walnut. Did you know that both of those are seeds? Thankfully! So this recipe can stay true to its title!

2 oz. bourbon

1/2 oz. amaretto

1/2 oz. nocino (walnut liqueur)

1 dash Angostura bitters

lemon zest twist/coin for oil + garnish

Build drink by adding the first four ingredients to a large ice cube in a rocks glass. Stir. Create your lemon twist over the glass to catch some of the oil that spritzes out, then add twist/coin to the glass and enjoy!

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SOUR SORROW

makes one cocktail

The second track is "Sour Sorrow", which of course had to be a sour! But how to make this sour sorrowful? I strategized about the color of it, and imagined making it reminiscent of a gloomy day. The purple Creme de Violette mixes with the lime juice (and optional tears) to create a hazy concoction of delicious sadness, lacking a fun garnish. Lol

2 oz. gin

3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

1/2 oz. simple syrup (see notes)

1 teaspoon Creme de Violette

4 drops saline (optional, see notes)

Add all ingredients + ice cubes to a cocktail shaker. Shake thoroughly (30 seconds or so?), then strain into a rocks glass filled with fresh ice. No garnish, as it would reduce the sorrowful appearance! NOTES: simple syrup is quite simple. It's equal parts sugar and water. It's most convenient if you mix some up in advance that you can use for multiple cocktails, especially because the sugar needs to be dissolved (as you can imagine. You don't want it sitting all crunchy at the bottom of your drink). BUT if you're in a pinch and you really only want to make this one drink, you can do it by starting the shaker off with 1.5 teaspoons of sugar and 1.5 teaspoons of water. The downside is that you'll have to swirl it around or stir it until the sugar dissolves. The saline drops are a bit above & beyond, hence always optional (though I highly recommend). And no, it's not the same saline you use as your contact solution. You'll need a little dropper bottle of salt water, which will be a 1:4 ratio of salt dissolved in water. In experimenting and testing this cocktail collection, I've found that a number of recipes truly shine when we add a hint of salt! Plus, shouldn't the Sour Sorrow have a few tears mixed in? 

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PIE

makes one sizeable or two small cocktails

When formulating the recipe for the third track, "Pie", what else could I do besides create a dessert-like drink after its namesake? I did choose to go with a flavor that might not be the first type of fruit pie to come to mind. Instead of cherry or apple, here's a recipe for a peach pie cocktail.

1 oz. vodka

1 oz. brandy

1 oz. Licor 43 or vanilla liqueur

1 oz. peach liqueur

1 oz. peach nectar

1/2 oz. butterscotch schnapps

1/2 oz. lemon juice

4 drops saline (optional, see SOUR SORROW notes above)

Whipped cream garnish (optional)

Shake all but the whipped cream in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a 12 oz. glass filled with crushed ice. Top with whipped cream (if using).

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BLOOD PERFUME

makes one cocktail

Track four is "Blood Perfume", and the song is very dark and serious. The music video depicts me as a serial killer. So I felt it needed to be a "serious" beverage (which to me means whiskey for some reason?), but also needed to be blood red in color. And how about some blood orange for citrus? An obvious option would have been a bloody mary, but that's too brunchy, plus I'm not a fan. Here I've created my own blend of perfectly serious and simple yet vibrantly crimson-colored whiskey cocktail.

1.5 oz. bourbon

1.5 oz. pomegranate juice

1/2 oz. blood orange liqueur (Solerno, or substitute regular orange liqueur)

1 dash Angostura bitters

In your shaker glass or a cocktail mixing glass, stir all ingredients with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe.  

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