We got some help with this week’s episode and even a drink name!
Great Adequate job, Otter!
Spider-Man Noir, after the morose, Nic Cage-voiced black-and-white Spidey.
3/4oz white sambucca, 1/4oz black sambucca
Orange-Gin, because damn, there’s a lot of origin stories going on. Get it? #BlameOtter
Fill a small rocks glass with ice. Add 3/4oz gin, 1/2oz orange curaçao, dash orange bitters. Top with tonic and stir.
Thanks again to friend and guest Otter for helping out! Check out our thoughts on the flick, drinks, and a draft of Spidey villains on podcast 147, here:
This week we recorded our 2018 movies awards show at last, and here are the results!
- Supporting Actress – Danai Gurira, Black Panther
- Supporting Actor – Woody Harrelson, Solo: A Star Wars Story
- Worst Picture – Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
- Actress – Emily Blunt, A Quiet Place
- Actor – Josh Brolin, Avengers: Infinity War
- Torgo (Worst Performance) – TJ Miller, Ready Player One
- Director – Russo Brothers, Avengers: Infinity War
- Mads Mikkelsen (Multi-Role Performance) – Josh Brolin, Avengers: Infinity War & Deadpool 2
- Best Picture – Avengers: Infinity War
There you have it. Congrats to the winners, and we’ll see you next year. To hear the proceedings check out podcast 146, here:
This week we found out (by accident) the best way to watch Star Trek III is right after II; let’s see how the drinks stack up to this underappreciated entry in the franchise.
Shot: Bird of Prey, after the Klingon warship our plucky crew face and end up commandeering.
2/3oz vodka, 1/3oz melon liqueur
Cocktail: Spock Corpse Reviver– part inside joke from our Wrath of Khan episode, part classic cocktail, all blue.
1oz each gin, blue curaçao, lillet blanc, lemon juice; 3 drops absinthe. Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with a maraschino cherry.
Don’t sleep on Search for Spock– it’s a great accompaniment to Khan and nicely sets up the next movie, if memory serves. And the drinks weren’t half bad either. Check out all our thoughts on both and much more on podcast 145, here:
We’re back to the Star Trek franchise with the second film, one which many consider the best of the series, and our accompanying drinks.
Shot: Romulan Ale, a gift to Kirk from Bones on his birthday, and it’s blue, so…
1/2oz each white rum and blue curaçao
Cocktail: Space Slug, after the mind control worms Khan uses.
In a blender combine 2oz dark rum, 3oz pineapple juice, 1oz coconut cream. Blend with 1 cup ice. Pour into Margarita glass and garnish with a gummy worm.
A great movie and a decent couple of drinks- hopefully we haven’t peaked already. Check out our complete thoughts on both and a draft of movies adapted from tv, all on podcast 144, here:
It’s our 3rd annual St. Paddy’s Spectacular, and you know what that means- the third entry in the Leprechaun film series!
Shot: Gold Shilling, what yet again our diminutive demon leprechaun is after. If he loves his gold so much, why does he keep losing it?
2/3oz Irish whiskey, 1/3oz cinnamon schnapps
Cocktail: The Lucky Shamrock, the crappy casino where most of the “action” takes place. Did I mention the movie is set in Las Vegas? Yeah….
Shake 1oz each green creme de menthe, white creme de cacao, and Irish cream over ice. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass.
Another St. Patrick’s Day, another Leprechaun movie in the books. And they start getting really bad after this one. For our complete thoughts on the drinks, movie, and much more, check out podcast 143, here:
We boldly go where (maybe) no podcast has gone before by reviewing the Star Trek movie franchise, starting with 1979’s The Motion Picture. The movie lived up to that exciting title. On to the drinks!
Shot: V’Ger, I guess the antagonist of the movie? Sorta?
1/2oz each vodka and elderflower liqueur
Cocktail: Café 1701, something to keep viewers awake during the multiple scenes of nothing happening.
In an Irish coffee glass: 1.5oz blended Scotch; fill with hot coffee
Man, this was a rough way to start a franchise, but I’ve got some inside information that it gets MUCH better from here! Check out all our thoughts on the movie, drinks, and a whole lot more on podcast 142, here:
A power outage on recording day forced our hand, and we had to release a mini on the entertaining Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy. Fortunately we have a battery-powered blender for just such an emergency….
Shot: Hazel, one of the time-traveling killers out to ensure the apocalypse takes place.
1/2oz each hazelnut liqueur and cream
Cocktail: Margarita No. 5, after the neon drink Number 5 sips while pondering how to stop the apocalypse from taking place.
1.5oz each white tequila, melon liqueur, and lime juice. Blend with 1 cup of ice. Serve in a salt-rimmed Margarita glass.
Both drinks were actually pretty good this time, but can’t hold a candle to this amazing show. For thoughts on both, as well as the announcement of our awards show nominees, check out podcast 141, here: