Holy spirits. (pictured left)Gather Journal Blood Bath Mocktail
Carrie’s mom considered blood a curse that her daughter could have avoided had she remained sinless. But Nick Duble, of New York’s Atera, used blood as the inspiration for this sour-cherry mocktail—because temperance was the only way in Carrie’s house.
makes 1 cocktail (pictured left)
Muddle cherries and black pepper syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add lemon juice and egg white. Shake with no ice until the egg white is lightly frothy, then add ice and continue shaking. Open the shaker and add club soda. Strain into a chilled cocktail coupe.
*Black Pepper Syrup: Combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 cup of water in a saucepan and stir to combine. Add ½ cup coarsely ground black pepper (preferably a high quality, aromatic variety like Tellicherry or Madagascar wild peppercorns), bring to a simmer then cover and simmer 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature, then strain through cheesecloth. Chill. (Syrup will be almost the color of coffee.)