Van Helsing’s Heal Cocktail
The professor Abraham Van Helsing, well known for his knowledge about mysterious illness and, of course for vampire hunting, was hired by the King Pomare II to investigate some strange events that happens constantly in Moorea.
After a long trip, when he arrives to the island, he could observe that the people are dying every night, unblooded dead bodies appears from the waters of Opunohu Bay to the top of the Mount Tohi’e’a. The natives explained him some legends, all talking about a dangerous nocturnal creature, known as The Vampire of Moorea.
The king wanted that Van Helsing kills that beast, but he was a sage man in an old human body, obviously, he needs a superhuman strength to defeat this blood thirsty creature.
Pomare II order to the oldest sage man of the oldest tribe of Moorea to prepare a potion to give Van Helsing the strenght of a legendary creature.
The potion was done, a steaming green liquid served inside a handmade pineapple vessel, but just before drink the potion, the old sage man advices to Abraham that this potion could be a trip without return: it will bring him to the undead’s world with the power to kill the vampire, but maybe he can’t return to his human form.
He gave an antidote to Van Helsing, a dark Brown liquid inside a syringue, he should prick it directly to his heart right after killing the Vampire.
1.5oz Plantation Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy
0.5oz Don Q Gran Añejo
0.5oz Wray&Nephew White Overproof
1.5oz Fresh Pineapple Juice
0.75oz Fresh Lime Juice
0.75oz Pineapple Real
0.25oz Homemade Orgeat
2 dashes Trader Tiki Barrel Aged Falernum Bitters
1 drop The Bitter Truth Coffee Bitters
3 drops Dashes #2*
0.75oz Lemon Hart 151 Demerara
* In Don the Beachcomber code Dashes#2 is the same as Pernod (or Herbsaint)
1-Fill the syringue with the Lemon Hart 151 and set it aside.
2-In a cocktail shaker add all the ingredients of the potion with crushed ice.
3-Shake and serve unstrained in a Libbey Pineapple Glass garnished with a pineapple rind.
4-Add more ice to fill if it’s needed.
5- Put the syringue with the antidote on the top of the drink.
6-Add to the pineapple rind a vampire (made with orange peel) hurted in the heart with a bamboo stake as an extra garnish.