Caroline Rhea hires David Hasselhoff to plan her Christmas, and we plan on drinking heavily to make it through this movie.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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
We’re back, baby! Better and boozier than ever! Allegedly.
Shot: Kree, the good guys in the movie. Wait, no, they’re the bad guys. Right? I’m so confused….
1/4oz Kirschwasser, 1/4oz light rum, 1/2oz elderflower liqueur
Cocktail: Marvel, or Mar-Vell. TomAYto, toMAHto.
Shake 1oz lime juice, 1oz blue curaçao, 2oz tequila, 1/4oz coconut cream over ice. Strain into an ice-filled, salt-rimmed glass.
You didn’t really expect us to return and not use blue curaçao, did you? Check out our thoughts on the drinks, movie and much more at patreon.com/besottedgeek.
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 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: