The Bar

The sinister depths of spirituous exploration. Some are gothic potions, some merely secrets we've discovered. Allow the darker side of your drinking preferences to come forth.

Please read the ancient parchment before indulging.

Dead Lounge Specialties

Dead Lounge Specialties
  • The End of Days
  • Hang 'Em High
  • Coroner's Corner
  • Sailor's Delight
  • Descending Angel
  • Vodou Dream
  • El Diablo
  • Satan's Whiskers
  • Mad Molly
  • The Hemorrhaging Brain
  • Big Red Magic
  • The Vampire Voodoo
  • Blood and Sand
  • Blue Devil
  • Green Devil
  • Black Devil
  • Red Devil #2
  • The Bloody Sunday
  • Hotter Than Hell
  • Vampire's Kiss
  • Tequonic
  • Grateful Dead
  • Vampiro
  • A.G.o.I.C.M.W.w.S.L.

The End of Days

1/2 dropper The Apothecary "The Darkness" Cacao Coffee Bitters over ice
2 ounces H. Walker & Sons Hot Cinnamon Moonshine
2 ounces 360 Vodka
2 ounces Myers's Platinum White Jamaican Rum
2 ounces Owl's Brew Pink & Black Tea (Darjeeling, Hibiscus)
1 ounce Langers Pomegranate Juice
Splash lemon juice
Salt of the Earth (Himalayan pink salt, Korean pepper flakes)

In the times after the apocalypse, the landscape has become bitter and desperate, a scorched earth of barbaric lifestyle, of bikes, bullets and blades. After a day of struggle, the wandering peoples brew this concoction to prepare for another day.

Shake wet ingredients over ice and serve in shot glasses. Sprinkle a pinch of the salt into each.

Created by David and Bianca for a Hallowe'en contest, 2016. Won the contest.

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Hang 'Em High

1 ounce rhum (Rhum Clément VSOP Martinique or Rhum J.M. Gold)
1 ounce Wray & Nephew Overproof white rum
1 ounce High West Campfire rye whiskey
2 ounces pineapple juice
2-3 shakes Angostura bitters

In a shaker combine ice and ingredients. Shake until ice cold and strain into a highball glass with a single ice cube.

Created by Bianca for a Hallowe'en contest, 2017. Won the contest. Also whenever we get our hands on a bottle of Campfire.

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Coroner's Corner

1 ounce Tanqueray London Dry gin
1/2 ounce Chambord
splash dry vermouth

Because a cruel infectious disease has us isolated in our dens, and we're not going to a Hallowe'en potion contest, Bianca created a critically curative concoction.

This thing does not look nor taste like its ingredients. It looks and bites like a whiskey drink with legs, with a sweetly subtle caress on the tongue.

Pour all ingredients in a large shot glass or a small old-fashioned glass and swirl.

Created by Bianca during the dark times of 2020.

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Sailor's Delight

1 ounce Rhum J.M Gold
1 ounce Kraken dark rum
1/2 ounce Wray & Nephew Overproof white rum
1/2 ounce Chambord
1/4 ounce lime juice
splash grenadine
2-3 ounces soda

Shake until ice cold and strain into a highball glass with some of the broken ice. The effect is a rusty amber hue, with a subtle but perilous kick. I was thinking of the name "Rusted Anchor" but after some suggestions by friends, we went with this nautical title ("Red skies at night, sailor's delight...").

Created by Bianca when I asked for something with rum. Name courtesy of Andi Forster.

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Descending Angel

1 ounce London dry gin (Hayman's or Bombay London Dry)
splash Muddle & Wilde Hibiscus-Mint-Lemon drink mixer
splash Bittermilk #5 Charred Grapefruit Tonic with Bulls Bay Sea Salt

Combine and shake with broken ice that has lost its faith. The result is a cloudy alabaster, and will make you question things.

Created by Bianca for the darker times.

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Vodou Dream

3/4 ounce Rhum Barbancourt
1 ounce Wray & Nephew Overproof white rum
1 ounce Stolen Smoked Rum
1/2 ounce orange curaçao
1/2 ounce Fruko Schulz Absinth
5 dashes Angostura orange bitters
2-3 ounces orange juice

Combine all ingredients and shake until dizzy and pour into a tall glass. The absinth listed isn't quite the real wormwood deal, but the truer absinthe you acquire, the dreamier you get.

Rhum Barbancourt is from one of Haiti's oldest companies, Société du Rhum Barbancourt.

Created and named by Bianca.

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El Diablo

2 ounces tequila
3/4 ounce créme de cassis
1/2 ounce lime juice
ginger ale

Stir tequila and cassis over ice in a chilled Collins glass. Top with ginger ale and garnish with a wedge of lime.

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Satan's Whiskers (Straight)

1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce dry vermouth
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth
1/2 orange juice
1/4 ounce Grand Marnier
1 dash orange bitters

Shake with cracked ice and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Comb your new whiskers.

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Mad Molly

1 ounce Knockboy Poteen (or other poteen or clear whiskey)
1 ounce Ribena blackcurrant concentrate
squeeze of lime

Add the poteen, blackcurrant and lime juice over ice in a tumbler glass and stir a bit, then finish with Sprite or lemon-lime soda of your choice. Made best (and perhaps only) by the insane minds of Enchanted Mountain Spirits Distillery in Jamestown, New York.

Mad Molly is apparently the name of the still in which they make the Knockboy Poteen, and which seemed cursed to act strangely. How strangely? We cannot say. You'll have to visit. I hear they make a "Smoked Mad Molly," too.

Submitted by respected DeadLounge denizen D. Rickman. Thank you, sir.

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The Hemorrhaging Brain

2 Shots Strawberry Schnapps
1/2 Shot Bailey's Irish Cream
1 dash Grenadine

Pour the Schnapps into a lowball glass. Pour Bailey's into the center, then the grenadine (merely a dash of color to resemble blood; myself, I bypass the grenadine and go for Type 0 Positive). If poured correctly, the Bailey's collects together at the bottom, granting the desired forensic imagery. Actually rather tasty once you get over looking at it.

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Big Red Magic

2 ounces H. Walker & Sons Hot Cinnamon Moonshine
2 ounces 360 Vodka
2 ounces Myers's Platinum White Rum
3 ounces club soda
Dash lemon juice

Bianca walked in here, gave me a full glass, and told me with a grin to try it. It's dangerous and smooth, like a panther. On a hot day one could slurp this down with great relish, and then wonder why the ceiling has become the wall. I mean, it's moonshine, vodka and white rum all ganging up on you.

"Mazel tov, motherfucker! I take no responsibility!" she cried, then walked out.

Created by Bianca, who is good at this sort of thing but for which she deserves no forgiveness.

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Vampire Voodoo

1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce red wine
Lime and lemon juice
Food coloring (Red)

Mix gin and wine together. Add crushed ice with red food coloring (some of our patrons have a special brand; we don't inquire too closely about whether it's FD&C Red or not), then a few drops of fresh lime and lemon. Shake side to side for a minute and serve. Grin maniacally.

Submitted to the Dead Lounge by Shannon (Blessed Be She) from way up North. Thanks, Shanmonster!

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Blood and Sand Cocktail

1/2 ounce orange juice
1/2 ounce Scotch Whisky
1/2 ounce Wild Cherry Brandy
1/2 ounce sweet vermouth

Shake well with cracked ice, and strain into a 3-ounce cocktail glass. Grab some Old Mr. Boston Wild Cherry Flavored Brandy if you can.

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Blue Devil Cocktail

1 ounce dry gin
Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
1/2 ounce Maraschino
1/2 teaspoon Creme de Yvette

Shake well with cracked ice. Strain into a 3 ounce cocktail glass. The maraschino refers to the cherry liquour, not the cherries. This one may be a bit hard to make since Creme d'Yvette is made from parma violet petals, several berries, honey, orange peel, vanilla, and cassis, and may not be available where you are.

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Green Devil

1 1/2 ounce gin
1 teaspoon crème de menthe
2 teaspoons lime juice
Mint sprigs

Combine all ingredients except the mint sprigs with ice; shake well. Strain and add ice and mint.

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Black Devil Cocktail

3 ounces light rum
1/2 ounce dry vermouth

We have a lot of devils around here. Stir and strain into cocktail glass; toss in a black olive. If you have a black toothpick, you're demoniacally fabulous.

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The Red Devil #2

1 part sloe gin
1 part Southern Comfort
1 part Amaretto
1 part Cointreau
lemon or lime juice

Shake over ice and serve either in a tallish shot glass or 1/4 of an old-fashioned. You can replace the sloe gin with vodka if you want less of a plummy experience. Not too distant from mixing a Kamikazi with an Alabama Slammer, so take care if you plan to down a couple of these.

Submitted to the Dead Lounge by Manook aka Arthur. My Thanks!

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The Bloody Sunday

3 ounces vodka
White vermouth

In & out swirl stir. Strain into a cocktail glass. The vermouth can vary depending upon taste:

  • Regular: 3/4 ounces
  • Dry: 1/2 ounce
  • Extra Dry: 1/4 ounce

It's basically a vodka martini, but we're not adding any twist of lemming or olive or onion garnishes. Just add a drop (or more) of the barkeeper's blood. It's no surprise that this drink isn't very popular today, nor recommended due to health reasons...unless of course you're already on intimate terms with said barkeeper. The Lounge itself will never part with its blood, and will probably boil yours for asking, but it might add just enough to bond the drinker to its will. Order this at your peril.

Recipe and much of the wiser commentary graciously submitted to the Dead Lounge by D.M. Fratz. My Thanks!

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Hotter Than Hell

1 1/2 ounces cinnamon schnapps
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1 Red Hot candy

Serve straight up in a tall glass, possibly a champagne flute. Drop the candy to the bottom. Hurt yourself.

As you might expect, this is one of the older cocktails, created before we had such a thing as Fireball. Now? We should probably come up with something new.

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Vampire's Kiss

1 ounce Stolichnaya Vodka
1/2 ounce Peach Schnapps
1/2 Ounce DeKuyper Razzmatazz
1 dash Grenadine
Cranberry juice
2-5 drops blood

Combine all ingredients straight up in a goblet or wine glass. Prick or slice the patron's finger, squeeze blood until dizzy or nauseated, and don't forget to expect a bigger tip! As with the Bloody Sunday, practice caution and wisdom when dealing with semi-drinkable fluids normally meant to reside in arteries.

Created by the fabulous Sprinkles out of Houston, Texas, and submitted to the Dead Lounge by the lovely and deadly Necrophilia of the Necro Tonz, the only Lounge Goth band I ever enjoyed.

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2 oz. Tequila
Juice of 1/2 lemon or lime
Tonic Water

Pour the tequila over ice into an old-fashioned glass. Add the lemon or lime juice, fill with tonic water and stir with a zombie-like stare. Bianca and I have this on occasion, but with soda, which I suppose makes it a... Tequoda? We just ask for Tequila & Soda so as to avoid bartenders' confusion. Garnish with two slices of lime.

Submitted to the Dead Lounge by Thug, who discovered this deadly little creation whilst in Mexico. My Thanks!

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Grateful Dead

1/2 ounce white rum
1/2 ounce vodka
1/2 ounce gin
1/2 ounce tequila
1/2 ounce triple sec
1/2 ounce Chambord
Splash sweet & sour

Serve in a tall glass. It's basically a Long Island Iced Tea, but with a frenetic kick. After a pair of these, the zombies mulling about in the corner begin to look good.

Submitted to the Dead Lounge by Maenad, a bartender by trade and goth by lifestyle. My deepest gratitude.

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1 1/2 ounces tequila
Grapefruit juice

Spanish for vampire (could you tell?), this diabolic mixture is made by pouring the tequila into a tall glass, filling 3/4 full with sangria, and topping off with the grapefruit juice. ¡Madre de dios!

Submitted quietly to the Dead Lounge by Don Garza, owner of the Half Cost Quality Casket Company. He found this drink in the red light district of a Mexican border town and fell in love with it. My respectful condolences for this lost soul.

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WARNING!: This cocktail contains some highly controversial ingredients, and I only include it in this august list as an example of some of the dangerous, possibly insane submissions by some of my readers. I must strongly caution visitors to take care with this concoction, submitted and written by Solemn Grimoire. The Dead Lounge is not responsible for actions committed while under the influence of this...this thing.

A Glass of Icy, Cold Mineral Water. With Some Lime

1 Bottle of Cold Mineral Water
3 Ice Cubes - Cold, ice cold
1 tall Glass, made of glass (not plastic)
1 lime, that's green and like lime

Cut the lime into slices. Open the mineral water and pour into glass. Add the ice cubes, then add two slices of lime. Drink slowly, oh so very, very slowly.

Submitted irreverently to the Dead Lounge by Solemn Grimoire, whose dark exploits and level of evil must surely overshadow mine.

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