It's not suprising that Joss Whedon's popular TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, should give its name to at least two different beverages. Drinking (of blood) forms an integral part of the vampiristic lifestyle. The words "vampire" and "slayer" can both evoke something seductive yet dangerous, like, say, Sarah Michelle Gellar's fictional alter ego or alcohol itself-- and a drink which contains greater potency than we suspect is, of course, spiked.

The following concoction can be ordered where liquor laws permit or made in the safety of your home:

1.0 shot cognac
1.0 shot rum
1.0 shot scotch
2.0 shots Southern Comfort
1.0 shot jagermeister

Coloured with grenadine, this drink is also called a Vampire Slayer. Smaller portions can be given and poured into a test tube, if you prefer a shooter. Needless to say, this version of the Slayer packs a considerable punch.