Out of all the Halloween moves there are, the Frankenstein ones are my favorite. From, The 1930’s orginial Frankenstein movies to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the oh so cheesy but awesome Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks. One of my favorites is The Bride of Frankenstein. Her hair alone is just so fantastic. So for my last Halloween cocktail for Cost Plus World Market this week I knew I wanted to create a cocktail in honor of her, plus World Market had some awesome Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein Halloween products in the store that I needed to own. I just love the color of this vanilla blackberry champagne cocktail. So very Halloween.
I LOVE that World Market has these trays with photos of the original Frankenstein’s Monster and Bride of Frankenstein from the 1930s. Those were the best films. I highly suggest watching them if you haven’t. They really don’t make movies like they used to. I love old black and white films from the 30s and 40s. So fun, so cheesy but so great because they didn’t have all the computers that they have today for special effects, editing etc. It was all props and editing reels of film by hand which is such tedious and time consuming work, and yet, the movies are timeless and incredible.
The Frankenstein movie I have seen way more than any other is Young Frankenstein. And if you are a classic movie buff like I am you will love how much it parodied from the early 30’s Frankenstein films. I blame my mom for making me a fan of Mel Brooks movies. They are so corny and cheesy and full of puns. But I love them and I have to say Young Frankenstein is my favorite movie of his and, sadly, I quote it more often than I should. Way more often. And if I find it on TV to watch I will always stop and watch it. I would say its a top 5 favorite movie of mine. My mom and I always quote the “yummy sounds” scene. Or we will be at a family dinner and say “mmmmmm” while eating and joke about making a yummy sound. In that scene they are eating a dessert that I have made before but never blogged so I think I will need to do that one of these days. (Which I finally did. Two years later. Schwarzwalder Kirschtorte)
I have been having way too much photographing these cocktails all week. I decided for these ones to get some dry ice for a spooky effect and for a much less smoky house. The fog machine was awesome but it really fogged up the house and was pouring out the windows I was amazed none of my neighbors called 911 thinking my house was on fire. So I decided I am leaving that for outside use on Halloween, and dry ice it was for these cocktails. My husband picked up some dry ice from local grocery store the other day for me and as I was shooting pics I realized it wasn’t enough and it fizzled out before I had a chance to take pics of the drinks with some of the ice in them. Booooo. I got a much bigger block of the dry ice to retake the photos the next day and after I was done shooting I realized I hadn’t mixed the drinks the exact same and the color was slightly different, plus there was a 4 hour difference in time of shooting the pics. The other day was at 4pm and the next day was 10 am. I get pretty much consistent light through the window of the room I use for my photos but that clearly made a big enough difference. The first photo in this post is from the first day the rest are from the second day. The drink is fantastic and I preferred the look of the darker color, but even with a little less jam in the cocktail it is so tasty. I measured the jam the first time and eyeballed it the second. I guess my eyeballs are a little off. Either way you measure or eyeball, these vanilla blackberry champagne cocktails are sure to be a hit on Halloween. Or any day you feel like having one. Brunch perhaps?
I think from now on all my posts need to have dry ice in them. I love the effect. Although it might be weird for Valentine’s day or summertime recipes like for popsicles. OH wait that would be cool like the popsicles were extra frosty cold. Hmmm.
Bride of Frankenstein Cocktail (Vanilla Blackberry Champagne Cocktail)
Bride Of Frankenstein Cocktail (Vanilla Blackberry Champagne Cocktail) Makes two cocktails
- 2 Tbsp seedless blackberry jam (I used Mackays Seedless Blackberry Preserves from World Market)
- 2 tsp vanilla syrup ( homemade vanilla simple syrup or Torani)
- 2/3 c good quality vodka ( I used Ciroc and Ciroc coconut)
- Champagne, Sparkling wine or Prosecco - I used Cupcake Prosecco from World Market
- Fresh blackberries on a toothpick for garnish
- In a cocktail shaker stir together the jam and vanilla syrup until well mixed. Add ice and then the
- vodka and shake well.
- Strain the mixture evenly in two champagne flutes. Top with prosecco. Garnish with blackberries and serve immediately.
Pretty sure that Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride would have loved to drink these. They might have even made yummy sounds at them. Mmmmmmmmm
Thanks to World Market for sponsoring this post and Bride of Frankenstein Cocktail (Vanilla Blackberry Champagne Cocktail). I am a World Market Brand Ambassador and as always all opinions are my own. I never work with brands I don’t believe in and you all know how awesome World Market is.