In honor of our first annual Halloween Bash on Nov. 2nd, we are sharing a week-long film food series highlighting spooky recipes that are inspired by our favorite Halloween movies.
This recipe comes from what Ja-Rule would describe as…MUUURDAAA!!! One of many notable scenes from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is when little possessed Danny goes on a red lipstick graffiti rampage – writing the word “REDRUM” in his mothers bedroom, while also creepily chanting the word. Soon after, she realizes that her son is writing the word “Murder” backwards. Because of this twisted, creepy scene we were inspired to make a ”REDRUM” drink, simply called Red Rum.
Synopsis: A man, his son and wife become the winter caretakers of an isolated hotel where the son sees disturbing visions of the hotel’s past using a telepathic gift known as “The Shining”. The father is underway in a writing project when he slowly slips into insanity as a result of cabin fever and former guests of the hotel’s ghosts. After being convinced by a waiter’s ghost to “correct” the family, Jack goes completely insane. The only thing that can save Danny and his mother is “The Shining”.
REDRUM Cocktail Recipe:
- Don Q white rum
-1/3 cup of Sprite
- 2 lime slices
In a rocks glass, add cherries and muddle until juiced. Pack in ice tightly. Add a shot of Don Q rum, followed by the Sprite. Squeeze lime and stir a bit. Top drink with a dash of grenadine. Drink!
1. Danny, the son, was “a phenomenon,” with an “astonishing face and control of himself.” He was chosen through a search of thousands of children; he was six years old and had no acting experience. He also came up with the idea to hold up his finger and talk to it.
2. The snow outside was either pulverized Styrofoam (falling snow) or dairy salt (on the ground). Over 900 tons of salt was used.
3. Body count: 1