It’s a double Amicus Drive-In Asylum Double Feature!

Next Saturday at 8 PM on the Groovy Doom Facebook, we’re watching two examples of the venerable Amicus anthology films!

Up first is the movie that promises — “Come to the asylum…to get killed!” That’s right, it’s the 1972 portmanteau Asylum!

As you may know by now, there’s a drink for every movie. Get ready to layer up the flavors in tribute to the multicolored suit made for Peter Cushing in this film’s strangest segment, “The Weird Tailor” with this drink recipe.

A Special Suit for Mr. Smith (based on this recipe)

  • 1 oz. grenadine
  • 1/2 oz. peach schnapps
  • 1 oz. coconut vodka
  • 1/2 oz. blue curaçao
  • 1 1/2 oz. pineapple juice
  1. Pour the grenadine into the bottom of your glass, then slowly spoon in ice cubes to create the bottom layer.
  2. In your shaker, combine some ice, peach schnapps and pineapple juice. Shake well.
  3. Slowly pour this over your grenadine to create the next layer.
  4. Clean shaker. Now, combine ice, coconut vodka and blue curaçao. Shake it up and then make the final layer of this rainbow-hued drink and don’t let any mannequins drink it.

How do we follow that one up? How about The House That Dripped Blood?

The drink for this film is based on the dark voodoo powers of young Jane Reid in the story “Sweets for the Sweet.” Watch out, Christopher Lee!

Jane’s Sweet Apple (based on the Sweet Candy Apple recipe from Paul Knor’s 11,000 Drinks)

  • 3/4 oz. Southern Comfort
  • 3/4 oz. Amaretto
  • 3/4 oz. melon liquor
  • 1/2 oz. grenadine
  • 2 splashes sweet and sour mix
  1. Combine all ingredients in your shaker, along with ice. Shake.
  2. Strain over ice and drink.

We’ll see you Saturday at 8 PM East Coast time. Want to watch along? Here are the links:

Asylum: Tubi, Amazon Prime, YouTube

The House That Dripped Blood: Tubi, Amazon Prime, YouTube

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