Here we are at Halloween, and it seems to be that Hurricane Sandy is nobody’s fool. Some of the images published from the “Frankenstorm” are ominous and scary. Everyone from the Concierge of the Valley is thinking positive thoughts for all of those affected by the storm. Stay safe!
In brighter news, the Coffin Races in Downtown Napa seem to have kept everyone here in Napa Valley in good spirits, so to speak, and then the San Francisco Giants World Series win certainly will keep us smiling for a long time to come.
So, for those worn out old souls who will be home, awaiting trick or treaters’ knocks on the door, I supply you with a favorite Halloween cocktail or two. As well, perhaps it will work in a thermos down in Justin Herman Plaza for the parade, or just nicely in a martini glass as you watch from home.
It is the fabulous Zombie Cocktail, which a few Concierge clients might remember from a hauntingly fun Halloween party last year.
- 2 dashes grenadine
- Orange juice
- 1 oz. Bacardi 151 rum
Mix light and dark rum and brandy in a cocktail shaker, add lime juice and grenadine. Shake well and strain into a higball glass filled with cracked ice. Fill glass with orange juice but leave enough room to float the 151 on top.Garnish with a cherry and orange slice.