13 great Baltimore Halloween cocktails [Pictures]
Check out some of the most devious and delicious drinks from the city's best bars.
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The Crime Scene, Bad Decisions( Jazmine Johnson / Baltimore Sun / October 22, 2013 )
What says Halloween more than a drink that looks as though it's been splattered in blood? John Reusing, owner of Bad Decisions, created a drink for us that embodies a great slasher flick. Bartender Chris Parent said the "blood" on top comes from the Peychaud's Bitters that the staff artfully sprinkles on top in the patterns of gunshot and stab wounds. It all looks like the shower scene from "Psycho."
The Crime Scene does not feature the typical flavors of Halloween, which gives it the added bonus of surprise. It is sweet, yet mild. The spiced pear vodka adds a warm fruity flavor with just a touch of clove. The simple syrup cuts the bite of the vodka, and adds a sweeter taste that lingers in the mouth. Peychaud's Bitters add a slightly floral note to the egg white based foam on which they sit.
This drink is, surely, the easiest way to satisfy your slice-and-dice fantasies without worrying about a way to clean up the blood stains.
Another (fun) crime at Bad Decisions? The, uh, interesting costumes seen each Halloween. "One year we had 17 different Barbies ... tennis Barbie, business Barbie, we literally had all of them," said Reusing. "Then they put the Barbie song on the jukebox and freaked out." Truly horrifying.
How to make the Crime Scene
2 oz. Hangar 1 spiced pear vodka
1/2 oz. simple syrup
1/2 oz. lemon juice
1 egg white
Combine ingredients in mixing tin, shake without ice. Add ice and shake for 10 seconds. Strain into stem rocks glass. Sprinkle Peychaud's Bitters on top.
Where to get the Crime Scene
1928 Fleet St.