As a special Treat for our readers, we present Seven Deadly Sins*, a Halloween week’s worth of Cocktails to Die For, culminating on the Day of the Dead. I enlisted help from Premier Beverage Company’s Nick Nistico to create these devilish concoctions. To get in the spirit, we suggest turning on your favorite spooky music and checking back nightly after dark for each spellbinding recipe.
Tonight’s tune is Iron Maiden’s Moonchild: Seven deadly sins, Seven ways to win, Seven holy paths to hell, And your trip begins. Seven downward slopes, Seven bloodied hopes, Seven are your burning fires, Seven your desires. Perfect for our first deadly sin: Gula or Gluttony, the action of taking too much of something in.
Gluttony’s Pumpkin Piña Gulada
2 oz Pumpkin seed infused Old Forester Bourbon
1 oz Pumpkin Puree
1 oz Coconut Puree
2 oz Fresh Pineapple
Blended smooth and garnished with toasted pumpkin seeds and a candy pumpkin
Renée Korbel Quinn | Mixology & Lifestyle Editor
Creating unique content for Eye on South Florida. A Downtown Girl Mixing it up in the South Florida scene. The latest in craft cocktails, craft beers and culinary experiences. Connecting with spirited friends to share ideas, stories and life! Think of it as “Cocktail Therapy”. Read her BITES column in Go Riverwalk Magazine and get social on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
*The Seven Deadly Sins
Avaritia: Greed – Wanting too much of something – Boiled in oil
Gula: Gluttony – Taking too much of something in – Forced to eat rats, snakes, spiders, toads
Fornicatio: Lust – The need to fulfill unspiritual desires – Roasted by fire and brimstone
Invidia: Envy – Jealousy; wanting to have what someone has – Encased in freezing water
Acedia: Sloth – Being too slow or lazy at doing something – Thrown into snake pits
Ira: Wrath – Vindictive anger; angry revenge – Torn apart, limb from limb
Superbia: Pride – Being too self absorbed – Broken on the wheel