Remember last season of Shadowhunters when we tweeted this?

Well, we weren’t kidding.

Season 3 of Shadowhunters TV begins TONIGHT and if you followed our skepticism about this show, you’ll be surprised to find we’re STILL watching and actually enjoying the show, thanks in part to our Shadow Squad on Twitter! It honestly seems to be getting better ever episode? I don’t know, maybe we’re drunk.

Speaking of drinking, hop over and mix yourself up The Mortal Cup before tonight’s premier!


The Mortal Cup

The Shadowhunters series is especially concerned with bloodlines, so we based our cocktail the classic, Blood and Sand. We just amped up the blood portion and used blood orange juice as one of our mixers. Check out this quick and easy recipe for easy mixing during tonight’s premier!



  • 2 ounces Scotch, blended (single-malt will NOT be the way to go with this cocktail)
  • 1 ounce cherry liqueur (preferably Cherry Heering)
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 1 ounce blood orange juice, freshly squeezed




  1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add ice and shake.
  3. Strain into a chilled coupe or cocktail glass.




Not all cherry liqueurs are created equal; your best bet for this drink is the Danish liqueur Cherry Heering.

Also, the traditional recipe calls for equal parts of all ingredients, but we have (surprisingly!) found that we enjoy it when we boost the scotch element. I know, you, our regular readers, are SHOCKED, JUST SHOCKED by this.


Now, oour yourself a cocktail and join us on Twitter hashtag #ShadowSquadS3 at 8:00pm tomorrow night, March 20th!  You can watch on the Freeform app or on Freeform TV!