Holiday Classics Home Cinema Series

The Nightmare Before Christmas

To smooth the transition from Halloween to red & green, we begin our series with Tim Burton’s classic, proving that Santa’s struggle is real, y’all! We’ve put together three themed drinks and one nosh for all to enjoy while watching the misadventures of Jack Skellington – The Pumpkin King.

A couple of fun facts about the film…
The story began as a three-page-poem Tim Burton wrote back in the early-80’s when he was a Disney animator. It was inspired by the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and How the Grinch Stole Christmas television specials along with the poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas”.

Actor Vincent Price, best known for his chilling voice and numerous roles in horror films, was originally cast as Santa Claus. Problems with his health and the loss of his wife negatively affected his voiceover skills, and eventually they had to recast the role.

Jack’s Lament

6 oz Full bodied red wine
1 oz 7 Syrup
.5 oz Bourbon
.5 oz Lemon juice

Add all ingredients to a footed glass mug. Stir and microwave to desired temperature. Garnish with lemon and orange wedges and whole cinnamon sticks. This is also great batched in a crock pot. Just mix 1 bottle of red wine, 1/2 cup of brandy, 2 or 3 oz 7 syrup, and 2 oz of lemon juice. Set the pot on low and enjoy throughout the evening.

Sally’s Sangria

6 oz Full bodied red wine
.5 oz Brandy
.5 oz 7 Syrup
Splash of lemon juice

Mix all ingredients in a large wine glass. Add ice & diced seasonal fruit.

7 Syrup Sweet & Salty Mixed Nuts

2 c Mixed nuts of your choice
.5 c 7 Syrup
.5 tsp Cayenne or chili powder
Kosher Salt

Mix nuts and 7 Syrup in a pan and bring to a boil on the stove, stirring to coat all of the nuts. Boil until syrup goes from small fast bubbles to slow bubbles, then to completely incorporated in the nuts. When the nuts begin to stick together and crystalize, add the chili powder or cayenne and stir to coat. Remove from heat and spread out on parchment paper to cool. Sprinkle generously with kosher salt. Cool completely and store in an airtight container.

Many Eyed Ghost Coffee Punch

3.5c Cold brew coffee
1c Vanilla vodka
1c Bourbon
1c 7 Syrup Cream

Pour all ingredients into a bowl and stir. Serve over ice. Feel free to top with whipped cream and a dusting of cinnamon sugar.