Songs & Sips: Creature Comforts

Welcome to another addition of Songs & Sips. This time I’ll be covering the drinks and songs of a creature close to my heart- werewolves!

The Necro Nom-Nom-Nomicon makes some of my favorite ghoulish drinks, desserts and delicacies. The author graciously created a one of a kind cocktail cake called “Ding Dong Dead Cakes” for me to share here on Battywampus and it looks just as delicious as it sounds. She and I both wanted to find unique ways to re-interpret a classic cocktail, the Colorado Bulldog. Check it out on the website link above!

all finished and split open

When asked what her favorite wolf themed song was, she said “The Lion and The Wolf” by Thrice. Although the song isn’t specifically about werewolves, its haunting atmosphere will make you just the right amount of uneasy.

Lyric Sneak Peek
“And what a monstrous sight he makes,
Mocking man’s best friend,
When both the wolf and lion crave,
The same thing in the end.”

“The Big Bad Wolf” from Library Bar in Downtown Los Angeles serves this delicious looking egg white sour that contains Tequila Cabeza, egg whites, agave, raspberries and lime. The wolf paw stencil design gives it an extra nice finish.

While I don’t have the exact recipe ratios for this drink, you can learn all about how to make a great whiskey sour (with or without egg whites) here at The Kitchn.

wolfImage by The Minty

“The Wolf” by The Sweeplings is eerie and enchanting. The lyrics tell a story that could be plucked straight from a storybook or a film.

Lyric Sneak Peek
“I knew a wolf, a weary one,
Come through the gates with iron tongue,
Keep the wolf, keep the wolf at the door,
Out of the gray the beast may roam,
Hang on the words no harm will come,
Hide away, hide away from you.”

“The Frisky Sour” cocktail created by Mimi Wilmeth contains:
1.5 oz Frisky Whiskey
.25 oz lemon juice
.25 oz lime juice
.5 oz vanilla simple syrup
One egg white
Angostura bitters and lemon peel garnish

wolf2.jpgImage courtesy of William Wolf Whiskey

“Wolves” by Sam Tinnesz ft. Silverberg is a hard turn from the previous song. It’s a fast paced pop song that that will get your heart pumping.

“The Red Riding Hood” cocktail by Saveur is made with root beer, lemon juice and red currant preserves. A tempting treat for anyone seeking liquid courage to walk through the forests late at night…

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“Little Red Riding Hood” by Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs is one of those songs that I could listen to forever. Amanda Seyfried covered this song for her feature film “Red Riding Hood” and it’s more somber than the original. I’ll post both versions below and let you decide which version you prefer (or maybe you’ll enjoy both like me!)

Lyric Sneak Peek
“What big eyes you have,
The kind of eyes that drive wolves mad,
So just to see that you don’t get chased,
I think I ought to walk with you for a ways.”

“The Full Moon Rising” cocktail by Deep South Magazine appropriately features Rougarou Full Moon Rum mixed with pumpkin puree, ginger beer and walnut bitters. You can find other types of Rougarou Rum available on the Donner-Peltier Distillers website.

rougarou

“Howl” by Florence + The Machine was the first song from Florence that I’d ever heard and I fell in love with her music instantly. Her melodies are both a blessing and a curse because I can sit and listen to her for hours without waver, but it’s worth every minute.

Lyric Sneak Peek
“If you could only see the beast you’ve made of me,
I held it in but now it seems you’ve set it running free,
Screaming in the dark, I howl when we’re apart,
Drag my teeth across your chest to taste your beating heart.”

This “Wolfsbane Serum” by 2 Geeks Who Eat is a playful cocktail that combines Creme de Violette and lime juice in a syringe with a glass of club soda for a unique flavor and drinking experience.

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“Wolves” by Ben Howard is somber and heartfelt. I enjoy all of the songs on his album “Every Kingdom” but I can’t help singing out loud when this one starts playing.

Lyric Sneak Peek
Where you been hiding lately,
Where you been hiding from the news?
Cause we’ve been fighting lately,
We’ve been fighting with the wolves.”

The “Silver Bullet” shooter by Secret of the Booze has a tutorial for how to make this drink on their YouTube channel!

silverbullets

“She Wolf” by Shakira is an oldie but a goodie from 2009. Like most of her songs it is upbeat and sexy however this one hits a sweet spot for supernatural lovers in particular.

My contribution to this whole thing is a vegan version of the Colorado Bulldog that I like to call “Hair of the Dog” Although a Bulldog may not be a werewolf, it still has a vicious bite.

Traditionally Colorado Bulldogs are made with 1 part vodka, 1 part coffee liqueur, 1 part cream and a splash of Coke to your taste. To make it vegan I substituted the cream with almond milk. For those of you who can’t drink almond milk, I would recommend soy or rice milk in its place. Stay away from plant protein milk for this drink because it creates a very NASTY texture.

I also added a thin layer of Hershey’s chocolate sauce at the bottom and instead of coke I used root beer. You can also make this drink virgin by adding your favorite vegan coffee drink substitute. I recommend Califa almond milk mocha!

bulldog

One of my favorite werewolf songs is “Werewolf’s Eyes” by Birch Book. The song is a mournful channeling of the double life of a werewolf and it was created for Malört Förlag, book publisher with a unique twist. For every book they publish they also release a soundtrack album. Werewolf Songs is the companion for their newly released book “Varulven I svenskfolktradition” which is an exploration of lycanthropic Swedish folklore that was first published in 1943 by author Ella Odstedt. Multiple artists have songs within the album based on the contents of the book but this one happens to be my favorite.

Lyric Sneak Peek
“I thought you called my name so clear but howls are all I hear,
They are not yours my dear, my love.
Yet that shadow in disguise who stares through werewolf’s eyes,
who are you?”

I hope you’ve enjoyed the werewolf themed drink recipes and songs I’ve shared so far. If you’d like to find more songs specifically about werewolves you can search through a more comprehensive list here on www.werewolves.com

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As for me, I’ll be listening to these songs in a drunken haze waiting for my werewolf prince to whisk me away into the moonlight. Enjoy!

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Hellen Die says:

    So many amazing drinks and songs to enjoy!! Thank you for this fabulous post. I’m going to definitely have to give these all a sip (or more!).

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    1. battywampus says:

      I’m so glad that you enjoyed them! I think I can guess which song is your favorite 😉

      Like

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