“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Drinks

We finally got around to seeing Solo, and actually kinda liked it. Will the drinks hold up to the movie? (That’s rhetorical- they hardly ever do.)

Shot: Coaxium, named for the fuel source Han tries to bargain with, then steal, then steal again, etc. Kinda the MacGuffin of the movie.

3/4oz vodka, dash blue curaçao, rock candy chunk

Cocktail: Crimson Dawn, the crime syndicate Han and his crew must steal for to keep their lives. For the drink, think Tequila Sunrise rip-off.

Fill a large Collins glass with ice. 3oz tequila, 6oz pineapple juice. Stir. Pour 1oz pomegranate liqueur gently down the middle.

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Probably two of the prettiest drinks we’ve made. Give a listen to podcast 110 for our thoughts on the drinks and the movie, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/110-solo-a-star-wars-story/

“The Muppet Movie” Drinks

Let’s see if we can come up with drinks for eight Muppet movies….

Shot: El Sleazo Coffé, a take on the dive bar where Kermit and Fozzy meet.

3/4oz coffee liqueur; 2 dashes Aztec chocolate bitters

Cocktail: Sparkling Muscatel, the very low quality wine Kermit and Piggy enjoy while on their dinner date. Straws, anyone?

1oz dry sherry; fill with sparkling wine. The cheaper the better.

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One down, seven to go! We really gotta get some Muppets merch for these pictures…. Anyways, check out podcast 109 for our thoughts on the movie, the drinks, and a whole lot more:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/109-the-muppet-movie/

“Luke Cage” Season 2 Drinks

And they said we couldn’t make up drinks for anything but movies. Ha!

Shot: Flamin’ Jamaican, after the fiery end of one of Mariah Dillard’s (STOKES!) rivals.

3/4oz dark rum (preferably Jamaican), float 151 rum, ignite. Watch it burn without pity or remorse. And to get most of that 151 outta there.

Cocktail: Hero For Hires, a little wordplay on Luke’s nickname and the main ingredient of the drink.

Fill a highball glass with ice. 1.5oz vodka, nearly fill with root beer, float 1/2oz ginger liqueur. Feel free to not use Hires brand root beer; we didn’t.

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That does it for the latest Netflix Marvel show; give a listen to podcast 108 to hear our thoughts on it and the drinks, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/108-luke-cage-season-2-mini-spoilers/

“The Dark Knight Rises” Drinks

Like most of our shows, the Batman franchise ended with a bit of a whimper with The Dark Knight Rises, but we’re still here with two top-notch thirst quenchers! Sorta.

Shot: The Pit, named for the prison Bane supposedly escaped from as a child and where Bruce chills for a good five months while Gotham goes to hell.

3/4oz dark creme de cacao, float 1/4oz white creme de menthe. Represents the light at the top of the darkness, and hope over despair, and other artsy-fartsy shit.

Cocktail: Alfred, and it may seem like a cop out, but that’s only because it is.

1oz Fernet-Branca in a small, fancy, stemmed glass. Best drunk at an outdoor cafe while you stare at an attractive couple until one of them looks back and you have to look away awkwardly. Creep.

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That wraps up our Batman franchise- head over to the Movie Franchise Lists section of this very website to see our faves from the films. And as always, check out the podcast to hear what we thought of the concoctions above, here:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/107-the-dark-knight-rises/