Episode 27 - Us

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It’s an attack of the red-jumpsuited doppelgängers in Jordan Peele’s brand new horror movie, Us.

Starring Lupita Nyong’o in a role that will surely go down in history as having the Creepiest Voice of All Time, Us is one of the most creative horror movies of the last decade. But is it one of the best? H&J think not. Here’s why. Plus, the recipe for the Red-inspired cocktail.

Listen to Episode 27 here.

the sour-cherry gin sling


Sour Cherry Syrup

1 pound sour cherries, stemmed

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup water

Strips of zest from 1/2 lemon

Strips of zest from 1/2 orange

Gin Sling

2 cups gin

2/3 cup Cointreau

2/3 cup fresh lime juice

2 1/4 cups sour-cherry syrup

Angostura bitters


Sparkling water

Lime wheels and fresh cherries, for garnish


In a large saucepan, combine the cherries with the sugar, water and citrus zests and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer over low heat for 40 minutes. Pass the mixture through a fine strainer, pressing on the solids; you should have 2 1/2 cups. Let cool. In a pitcher, combine the gin with the Cointreau, lime juice, sour-cherry syrup and a few dashes of bitters and stir well. Pour into ice-filled glasses and top each drink with sparkling water. Garnish with the lime wheels and fresh cherries and serve.

This recipe comes from Todd Feitl and Mike Page via Food & Wine.

Julia York