Tuesday, December 4, 2012

marTini Tuesday: Movie Tavern's Vampire's Kiss

So I recently went to the Movie Tavern...

....wait WHAT?! You aren't familiar with the Movie Tavern- it's a movie theatre with giant cushy seats...and they BRING YOU FOOD...AND DRINKS...AND MARTINIS!! And the movie tickets are lower cost than other theatres in the area.

Forgive my caps, dear readers, it's just that I love the whole experience here. I like to go to the Philly-area Movie Tavern, located in Providence Town Center in Collegeville, PA.

The food is along of the lines of fast-service pub, with sliders, nachos, salads, dessert (ice cream, cake, pie), as well as the usual movie theatre fare: popcorn, candy, pretzels, soda. You push a button on your little slide-out table and they bring you food and beverages. It is amazing that they offer drinks, and one of the caveats of the Movie Tavern is it is for 16 and over, and you must be accompanied by an adult if you are under 16, so it is quite family friendly. And of course, only 21+ can order alcoholic beverages of all kinds: beer, wine, margaritas, and martinis!

It really is a cool concept, the in-theatre dining experience. Go early, you order your food, and they bring it out right at the start of the film, as not to disturb you walking back and forth in front of the screen during the movie. (GO EARLY!)

Which brings me back to my martini of the week: The Vampire's Kiss.

This specialty drink has been created just for the launch of the Twilight movies, as the last segment of the movie franchise is currently out.

And so, I have to say, that if this drink caters to the vampire in all of us, then sign me up!

Movie Tavern's Vampire Kiss martini (Photo by Jenny Richards)

Begin with splash of simple syrup, lemon sour, and a plethora of crushed blackberries, strawberries and raspberries. Add some ice and an ounce of smooth Ketel One vodka and shake. Then, add the always cool and not-used-oft-enough St. Germain Elderflower, and bold-n-sweet Grand Marnier.

Strain into a chilled martini glass, and enjoy eternal sparkly life...oh wait, heavens no, vampires don't sparkle, just really enjoy this sweet, juicy martini!

Movie Tavern
Vampire's Kiss Martini

1 oz Ketel One Vodka
¾ oz St. Germain Elderflower
½ oz Grand Marnier
½ oz Simple Syrup
¼ oz House Lemon Sour
2 blackberries
3 raspberries

(Special thanks to Kristen Wheaton of Movie Tavern for this delectable recipe.)

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