Movie cocktails: It Chapter Two (2019)
I was lucky enough to see the film at the start of the week, in IMAX no less, presumably to fit in Pennywise’s giant head, and felt inspired to create a drink in honour of a true horror icon.
My plan was to make a cocktail worthy of Pennywise, marrying a carnival flavour with a sense of the grotesque, hence the popcorn syrup and candy floss garnish (which soon dissolves and becomes part of the drink) and the maraschino syrup drizzled inside the glass to imitate Pennywise’s make-up. I used bourbon as a base as, in the sequel, the now-adult members of the Losers Club are seen drinking it several times.
So here you go. One sip and you’ll float too.
1oz Lemon Juice
1/4oz Popcorn Syrup
1/2oz Maraschino Syrup (from the jar)
Method: Shake the first three ingredients with ice and strain over crushed ice in a coupe glass. then spoon the maraschino syrup around the edge so that it creates streaks on the inside of the glass. Then garnish with candy floss (which will very quickly dissolve in the drink).
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