The Vampire Gimlet

Happy Halloween, you little goblins!

In honor of the holiday, I whipped up something in my cauldron (and by cauldron, I mean cocktail shaker).

Vampire Gimlet

This recipe is courtesy of Miss Marvelous Memories (and, Smirnoff Vodka). She picked it out just for me!

If you follow me on FB, then you most certainly follow her! Go check out her blog here.

Well, when she sent me this Smirnoff ad–and oh what a doozy it is–I knew I had to make it. Because:

1. I had all the ingredients already in my house (is 100 proof so much more different than the 80 proof in my freezer???)

2. I like Gimlets

3. who the hell puts a black olive in a vodka Gimlet?

So….was this libation a Trick or a Treat?

smirnoff vodka vampire gimlets

Survey says….


It was a Gimlet. Gimlets are delicious. The olive had no business being in there except for aesthetics, because you couldn’t taste it at all.

But I guess it looked pretty cool.

vampire gimlet

And since I made the recipe for two, and it’s only me (Brian and Margot are straight-edge with the exception of Brian’s catnip habit), I am in the process of taking down SIX OUNCES OF VODKA.

Like, for serious, how many shots is that? I think a jigger is one and a half? I dunno. Don’t make me do math.

Hocus Pocus is on TV. I’m gonna follow it with Evil Dead 2 (for the first time) and tonight’s episode of American Horror Story. Which kinda sucks. Because I really have no idea what’s going on. I cannot tell Matt Bomer, Dandy Mott, and Cheyenne Jackson apart. They are all really hot, gay, white dudes who are totally toned and are all brunettes. And Ryan Murphy likes to show us all that they have great butts. Dude has a type.

Proof from Vanity Fair:


Like fucking FemBots. But with, you know…ties.

THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME HAIR. Wes Bentley may be the only one with his real teeth. I even forgot about Wes Bentley because his character is such a sad-sack detective. I have no goddamned clue who the guy one over from the right is.

And, okay, let me tell you, the black olive is super-gross if it sits at the bottom of the Vampire Gimlet too long.

And I am gonna watch AHS tonight, but I won’t remember a damn thing because I drank the Vampire Gimlets.

Well played, Smirnoff. Well played.

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9 Responses to The Vampire Gimlet

  1. Wooohahaha (in a Vincent Price voice as per Thriller) – these sound GOOD!

  2. tarynnicole says:

    Yum!!!! I”m sad the olive didn’t work though. It looks gorgeous. xx

  3. Conor Bofin says:

    Gimlet is such an excellent word. One could drink a few of them and excuse one’s behaviour by saying “it was only a few gimlets, hic, hic….zzzzzzzz”

  4. Kari says:

    I can’t believe Brian is such a straight arrow. I have to guard all my beverages from my cat, Lily.

  5. Rusty Cunningham says:

    The guy in the middle would make a good Joker on Gotham! Happy Halloween.

  6. Eat The Blog says:

    I’m sitting here in full costume waiting for someone…anyone to ring the doorbell. These kids today are boring. I think I’ll follow your lead and fix some cocktails, but I’m skipping the olive. Damn, I wish someone would trick or treat here. What’s wrong with people? I even splurged on good candy.

    Anyhoo, Happy Halloween.

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