If Harry Potter taught us anything, it's that werewolves have a bad rap. They're people too, you guys, and most of them have tedious lives just like the rest of us, whether that means dealing with a classroom full of snot-nosed wizards and witches, or wandering the streets of Soho in the rain trying to get a dish of beef chow mein.
So do the world a favor and save your silver bullets for a much better cause than killing werewolves: getting yourself properly drunk this Halloween while keeping it classy AF.
This 1920s-era Silver Bullet cocktail is a potent mix of gin and Kummel Wolfschmidt—which coincidentally sounds like the name of werewolf slayer, but is actually an anise-and-caraway-flavored liqueur. Yep, the Silver Bullet isn't just a cute name. There's actually colloidal silver floating around in there.
RECIPE: Silver Bullet
This recipe is courtesy of Tony Conigliaro—the famous molecular mixologist, not the famous late baseball player—who's no stranger to making gothic cocktails. Start with the Silver Bullet, then move on to his Nosferatini and Bone Marrow Cocktail.
After drinking a few Silver Bullets, you might feel powerful enough (or at least reckless enough) to take on a werewolf, but that doesn't mean you should. Remember, don't be so quick to judge these misunderstood creatures. Except for James Spader's character in Wolf. That dude was a total creep.