Where or where do the vampires go? For funsies, Lawn Starter felt the need to discover where the best places are for vampires to live. You know, they have some specific needs, and such. It appears that fang-tastic living is in Illinois, with two cities in the top three. Naperville is number one; Chicago is number three. Which leaves Pittsburgh in the runner-up spot.
What makes Naperville and Chicago so attractive?
Chicago has an active vampire community at more than 700 members (who knew?), plus it took first place in the "food and drink" category-- meaning a large population and a high number of blood centers and drives. Meanwhile, suburban Naperville is perfect because of cloud cover, available basements for vamp dwelling, and a healthy blood supply.
Maybe if you're still Twilight fang-girlin', you need to take a trip to Naperville. Or mention your blood-sucking love on Tinder.
Vampire's Kiss Cocktail
*recipe courtesy of thespruceeats.com
3/4 ounce raspberry liqueur, divided, plus more for rim
Red sugar, for rimming
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1 1/2 ounces sparkling wine
Rim a cocktail glass with red sugar: Wet the rim by dipping it in a shallow dish of raspberry liqueur then roll it in red sugar until evenly coated. Pour the vodka and half of the raspberry liqueur into the glass. Top with Champagne. Pour the remaining Chambord over the back of a spoon so it floats on top of the drink. Serve and enjoy.
The cracked Crack Wise Staff-- warriors of the Funformation Movement.