Spiritual: Redrum


Despite its inseparable link to the word murder, deeper analysis of redrum’s role in the film reveals the opposite in meaning -a mirror image if you will. It’s actually Danny’s incessant reciting of redrum that alerts his mother, Wendy, in time for the far more vicious murder to be averted. Shine on, Danny. You too, Tony.

Lloyd: “What will you be drinking, sir?”

Jack: “Hair of the dog that bit me, Lloyd.”

In much the same way, the third cocktail of the series, Redrum may be misconceived if judging simply by its cover. Made from Pampero Anniversario dark rum, Campari, and Punt e Mes, one might assume it to be overtly dark with axe-wielding bitterness, but a taste for yourself reveals a comforting balance between rich sweetness and measured bitterness.

– Franklin James Clary