“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” Drinks

January’s Patreon movie was the whackadoo “Willy Wonka…” Come with me, and you’ll see, the drink recipes we came up with….

Shot: Chocolate Factory, because hey, it’s right there in the title.

1/2oz each dark creme de cacao & butterscotch schnapps

Cocktail: Violet Beauregarde, after the bubblegum aficionado who takes no shit from Veruca Salt.

In a blender puree 1 pint blueberries and 2oz creme de violette. Add 1.5oz mixture to a champagne flute and fill with champagne. Garnish with a few blueberries on a pick.

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As Wonka himself would say, “Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.” Check out our thoughts on the drinks, movie, and much more here: https://www.patreon.com/besottedgeek

“Star Trek: Picard” Drink

Seeing as how we’re mostly a Star Trek show now, we thought it apropos to come up with a drink for the new series. So here it is, the Picard!

1.5oz Irish honey liqueur, dash lemon bitters. Fill with Earl Grey tea (hot of course).

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The Picard is one of our better concoctions, and the perfect accompaniment to the promising new series. For our thoughts on episode “Number One”, check out our podcast here: https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/star-trek-picard-11-remembrance/

“The Christmas Consultant” Drinks

Caroline Rhea hires David Hasselhoff to plan her Christmas, and we plan on drinking heavily to make it through this movie.

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Dear God….

Shot: Fruitcake (Sling)shot, perfect for hitting neighborhood bullies who steal your sled in the nards.

1/4oz each: dark rum; apple brandy; orange liqueur; hazelnut liqueur

Cocktail: ‘Hoff’ Toddy, best served to keep fighting in-laws from leaving during the holidays. Or, you know, just let them go. Either way.

Rinse an Irish coffee glass with 1/4oz cinnamon schnapps. Add 3oz whiskey, 1tsp honey. Squeeze and drop in a lemon wedge. Fill with hot water.  Stir. Garnish with a lemon wheel and cinnamon.

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This was another movie picked by our beloved patrons and meant to torture us, but guess what? It wasn’t that bad. There were some really cringe-worthy moments, but it had a heartwarming ending, and isn’t that what real Christmas movies are all about? (Looking at you, Die Hard.)

Anyways, check out our full thoughts on the movie and drinks, as well as movie news, games, ranking 12 other “Christmas” films, plus much more at patreon.com/besottedgeek!

 

“Critters 3” Drinks

What better way to celebrate Leonardo DiCaprio’s birthday month than by seeing his very first film, “Critters 3”? Personally, I can think of several, but that’s not what our beloved patrons thought! Here’s the tie-in drinks that helped create a debacle of a podcast….

Shot: Critter Blood, after the green goo the goblins gush.

Squeeze the juice of a lime wedge (more or less) into a shot glass. Fill with melon liqueur.

Cocktail: LEO, the breakout star of the film. I guess. Look, he wasn’t anything special in it but became the biggest star by far.

3oz vodka; 1/2oz each limoncello and elderflower liqueur; dash orange bitters. Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with an orange twist.

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Happy birthday Leo! This kid is going places I tells ya. For our thoughts on the drinks, movie, and 2.5 hours of drunken ramblings, check out https://www.patreon.com/posts/movie-ep-3-3-31836345

 

Christmas 2019 Movies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Allegedly. Here’s the 12(?) movies we’ll be discussing for our Patreon Christmas Movie episode, plus one picked by the patrons, at https://www.patreon.com/besottedgeek.

  1. Let It Snow
  2. The Princess Switch
  3. The Knight Before Christmas
  4. Holiday Road Trip
  5. Holiday in the Wild
  6. Christmas Survival
  7. Santa Girl
  8. The Holiday Calendar
  9. Jingle All the Way
  10. Die Hard
  11. Holly Star
  12. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

Badly Recapped: Gideon Falls #18

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JEFF LEMIRE – writer

ANDREA SORRENTINO – artist

DAVE STEWART – colors

STEVE WANDS – lettering & design

RAUL ALLEN – variant cover

 

Synopsis in a Sentence: The Bishop sends Fred and Angie on a mission from God while Norton/Danny and his father escape the hospital to go on a mission of their own.

 

The issue kicks off in the bloody hospital room with Clara questioning her dad about the dead guy he presumably killed. She gets called away to view some camera footage that shows the true culprit was a nurse. Meanwhile dad and Danny bond over the knowledge that the Smiling Man is real, and they’ve both seen him. While Clara goes to search for the nurse, these two sneak out to seek out the Ploughmen, a name we haven’t heard in quite awhile.

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Meanwhile, the Bishop is giving Father Fred, Dr Xu, and the readers some much needed exposition about just what the hell is going on. Apparently the OG Norton Sinclair from 1900 built a machine in the black barn that not only caused a dimensional rift, creating multiple Gideon Falls (Falls’? Fallses? Whatever.) over different times, it also unleashed a hungering evil.

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Nice job Norton.

This was another solid issue of a consistently great horror comic. Jeff Lemire knows when to throw the readers an informational bone, and Andrea Sorrentino’s moody art is as complimentary as ever. There are some gruesome horror moments to be had, but the full page spreads (4 in this issue), while cool, really eat up the page count. There’s a Wizard of Oz moment from the Bishop that made me roll my eyes, but overall I enjoyed Gideon Falls #18.

8.9/10

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“The Evil Dead” Drinks

It’s our 4th annual Halloween Spooktacular, and this year we’re mainly covering 1981’s “The Evil Dead”! It’s one of our fave horror flicks to begin with, so you know we took special care when coming up with the tie-in drinks….

Shot: ‘Shot’gun Shell, the thing that turns a bludgeoning weapon into a boomstick.

1/2oz Galliano, 1/2oz Islay single malt scotch

Cocktail: Young F-ash-ioned, because his name is Ash, and he’s not old, and #BlamePeacock.

Muddle 1/4oz maple syrup and dash lemon bitters in an Old Fashioned glass. Fill with ice. Add 3oz Tennessee whiskey and stir. Garnish with lemon slice and maraschino cherry.

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Another Halloween ep in the books. Check out our review of the movie, our thoughts on the drinks, and much more on the two-part special, here: https://www.patreon.com/besottedgeek