The Rosenbach Museum in Philadelphia—which is Mecca to all true DRACULA fans, as it houses Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes for the novel—has started a new virtual program, perfect for these times of quarantine, called “Sundays with Dracula.” Every Sunday for 27 weeks, lasting into November (by which time, God willing, we will be free of this damnable ‘Rona shutdown), they will analyze one chapter from the novel. (Not the same chapter over and over. A new chapter each week. For the hypothetical benefit of those who couldn’t piece that together.) If you can’t be there in person, this is a nice ersatz substitute.
To celebrate this new program, the Rosenbach recently featured on its social media page the recipe for one of its special in-house drinks, a “Bibliococktail” called “Lucy’s Cure.” While it would be far preferable to be there in person, to have a Lucy’s Cure in person and drink it onsite, that just isn’t currently possible for most of us. However, you can now make your own Lucy’s Cure cocktail at home and enjoy it as you virtually experience the Rosenbach. Here is the recipe, courtesy of Art in the Age. Cheers!
2 oz New Liberty Bloody Butcher Bourbon
1 oz lemon juice
1 oz simple syrup
½ oz fruity red wine, such as a Malbec or Syrah
Shake bourbon, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice until chilled. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Use a spoon to float ½ oz red wine on top.