Gin

Ghosts for McQueen and the Violet Fog

Rise from the graveyard mists like the ghosts for McQueen and the Violet Fog with a truly bold gin and an original cocktail. The music reverb lingers, haunting you in the fog.

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Ghosts of McQueen and the Violet Fog Sips & Spirits

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What’s on the menu?

Today, we are calling upon a spirit from Sovereign Brands in New York, New York. We are using their McQueen and the Violet Fog to summon the Ghost in the Fog.

Mix up the Ghost in the Fog

The Ghost in the Fog Recipe

Find the recipe here!

Chelsea’s Tasting Notes

McQueen and the Violet Fog Shot
  • We did have to try the gin before the episode to prepare a well-rounded cocktail.
  • I really love the nose on this. It has so many scents that you’re not expecting in a gin.
  • Getting more lemon and botanical flavors.
  • It’s very bold for a gin.
  • It hangs out on your tongue and grows in what you’re tasting.
Ghost in the Fog Cocktail
  • Had the idea to use tea leaf strainers to hold the ice and they work perfectly!
  • The dry ice is keeping the cocktail chilled.
  • I’m really happy with this cocktail!
  • The basil adds to the cocktail aroma as you’re drinking it and I love that we added it in at the last moment.

Erick’s Tasting Notes

McQueen and the Violet Fog Shot
  • I like that it’s so earthy instead of being heavy on the juniper.
  • It’s not a harsh burn which brings out more flavors from the gin.
  • I’m not a big gin drinker, but if all gins tasted like this, I would be down.
Ghost in the Fog Cocktail
  • The basil is doing a nice job of finishing out the cocktail on the ending note.
  • It’s a little on the sweeter side because of the syrup and maraschino liquor.
  • It’s not one of those drinks you can just sit on because of the dry ice. Once it hits room temperature, it’s not as good, but it’s very refreshing. Don’t pound it, but try not to make it last the whole night.

Liquor Facts

Chelsea jumped right into the unique origins of McQueen and the Violet Fog and the interesting distillation process. She also dove into the distributor, Sovereign Brands and some of their other potentially spooky spirits. Facts shared; Chelsea wrapped her segment up with reading the haunting poem found on the back of every bottle.

Would You Rather

Would you rather see glowing eyes or a dark shape in a thick fog?

Story Notes

Erick shared a eerie local legend from Stow Lake in San Franscisco then followed it with an unsettling tale of a dark figure in the fog following you all the way home. Within the discussion, conversations were sparked over some of our recent horror film watches including Fantasmagorias on HBO Max, Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum and Morgue, both on Amazon Prime.

Last Call

We have to send our appreciation once more to McQueen and the Violet Fog for sending us some of their gin! We greatly enjoyed it and hope that they appreciate the cocktail we crafted for them.

Close Your Tab

Thank you so much for joining us around the bar. We hope you’ll stay tuned for even more spooky sips very soon.

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