Adam Maitland’s Eternal Elixir – Crafting the Perfect Afterlife
When we think of the movie Beetlejuice, the first thing that often comes to mind is the whimsical, eccentric, and otherworldly characters that make the film a cult classic. Among them is Adam Maitland, a recently-deceased gentleman learning to navigate the complexities of the afterlife alongside his wife, Barbara. What better way to pay homage to this endearing character than with a cocktail that encapsulates his essence?
Introducing Adam Maitland’s Afterlife Old Fashioned—a cocktail that blends the traditional with a hint of the extraordinary, much like Adam himself. This drink is not just an Old Fashioned; it’s an epitome of comfort in a glass, something Adam would have enjoyed in his quieter moments.
This cocktail is perfect for those who love the classic Old Fashioned but want to give it a little twist, much like how Adam had to adapt to his new ‘life’ in the afterlife. The orange garnish adds a burst of color and aroma, awakening your senses much like the mysterious world that Adam finds himself navigating.
Why It Works
The bourbon serves as the robust base, symbolizing Adam’s foundational role in his relationship with Barbara and his quest for understanding in the afterlife. The Angostura bitters add layers, much like the layers of the afterlife that Adam and Barbara have to go through. The sugar brings sweetness, a nod to Adam’s kind and gentle nature. Finally, the orange peel adds a touch of freshness and zest, capturing the essence of a man who’s been given a new ‘lease’ on life, even if it’s in the afterlife.
So, whether you’re a Beetlejuice fan, an Old Fashioned aficionado, or just someone looking to try something new and meaningful, Adam Maitland’s Afterlife Old Fashioned is the drink for you. Cheers to the afterlife!