Not considered an unlucky day until the early 19th century, Friday the 13th haunts the minds of many…especially those that grew up in the 1980s. We were haunted by tales of the hockey mask-wearing, machete-wielding killer Jason Voorhees. But poor Jason never intended to be a killer. As a matter of fact, in the first movie it was Jason’s mother Pamela who was the killer throughout the entire film. Jason had been long dead, drowning as a boy 20 years earlier. He only appears in what turns out to be a dream sequence toward the end of the movie. Unfortunately for him, his mother was killed by the movie’s hero, and the franchise spun off 10 more sequels. They needed a bad guy, so they threw a hockey mask on an oversized, undead drowning victim, had him brandish a machete, and history was made. And for that, The Savory believes that Jason Voorhees deserves a drink. We’ve taken our fall transition into consideration for this September, Friday the 13th cocktail.
The Jason Voorhees
Shake scotch, sherry and simple syrup with ice and strain into iced Collins glass. Slowly pour grenadine to bottom of the glass. Garnish with a slice of ginger dipped in homemade grenadine.
*1 part sugar, 1 part water, 1 sliced up ginger root. Bring to a boil and stir until a syrup is formed.