The new It movie is coming out, so why not make the experience of watching it even better by making an amazing themed cocktail for you and your friends? This cocktail involves blood orange, baileys, ice-cream, vodka, all the good stuff!
Now, I’m not the best when it comes to horror movies, and I don’t think I would ever be able to sleep again if I watched this one (IT Chapter 2). So I won’t be able to tell you whether the movie is good or not (I’m sure it will be). However, I can confirm that this cocktail is absolutely amazing and that it’s worth making.
The red and white effect
The red part of the cocktail is blood orange juice which made this drink look and taste amazing. I also added some red food colouring just to emphasise that red colour a little bit more. And the white part of the drink comes from the blitzed up ice-cream.
Now, to get that nice red and white effect, I filled a tall glass with semi crushed ice. And this isn’t to dilute the drink, nor is it added to make the drink colder. The reason I filled the glass with half crushed ice is that when I add the ice-cream mixture, the ice helps to slowly allow that white ice cream to ripple through the red part of this drink, to create that lovely effect.
And I love semi crushing the ice because big blocks of ice won’t look as good, and ice that is completely crushed up will dilute too quickly.
So, we fill our glass with the ice.
We add our blood orange juice and vodka, then fill the glass 3 quarters of the way up with soda water.
And finally, we finish the drink with the ice-cream mixture. Make sure you pour it slowly and try to pour it on top of the floating bits of ice. The slower the white part trickles down, the better.
Once the cocktail is done, serve it straight away. Don’t wait for the cocktail to start going pink.
Do I have to use blood orange?
I absolutely loved the blood orange in this recipe, but there are alternatives. I tested 2 other ingredients, which also gave that beautiful red colour.
Now, because these 2 ingredients are solid, I had to blitz them in a blender. So I decided to blend them with the vodka and the red food colouring to make the process easier. The 2 ingredients I replaced with the blood orange are:
You only need a small handful for each drink, and once the strawberries/raspberries are blended, you just follow the same method as the original recipe. Add the mixture to the ice-filled glass, top 3 quarters of the way up with soda water and finish with the melted ice-cream.
Ice cream float twist
The only difference with this ice-cream float twist is that once the ice-cream is blitzed up with the baileys, you put it back in the fridge to solidify again.
And when you finish the cocktail, you place a scoop of ice-cream on top as opposed to pouring it. I like to let the cocktail sit for a minute before I serve it just to let the ice-cream melt through a bit.
Oh and I just realised something! You could call this ice-cream float twist the “You’ll Float Too” cocktail! Just a little reference for the people who have seen the film.
Other themed cocktails
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Enjoy the drink, enjoy the movie and have an incredible day.
It Movie Blood Orange Cocktail
An amazing cocktail to celebrate the new IT movie. Made with blood orange, vodka, baileys and ice-cream. I hope you enjoy it!
Put your ice cream and baileys in a blender, then blitz the mixture until smooth. Set aside and allow the ice-cream to melt.
Wrap 2-3 handfuls of ice cubes in a tea-towel, then bash with a tenderiser, rolling pin or something of that nature until semi crushed.
Fill a tall glass 3 quarters of the way up with the semi crushed ice.
Mix your blood orange juice and red food colouring together, then add to the ice-filled glass.
Add your vodka, and then add soda water until the glass is filled 3 quarters of the way up.
Pour the melted ice-cream and baileys mixture over the blood orange cocktail very slowly (Try to pour it on the bits of ice).
Serve straight away and do not mix the cocktail.
- Mix some red food colouring through the blood orange juice to help with the redness of the drink.
- Fill the glass with plenty of ice.
- When you add the ice-cream, pour it in slowly. And try to pour it over the ice.
- Serve the cocktail straight away.
- Blended strawberries and raspberries are 2 great alternatives to blood orange juice. Although you'll still need the red food colouring.
- If you want to make an ice-cream float style cocktail instead you can put the ice-cream back into the freezer to firm up, then scoop the ice-cream on top to finish rather than pouring it on top.