“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

 

“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

“Captain Marvel” Drinks

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.

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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.

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” Drinks

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.

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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:

https://besottedgeek.podbean.com/e/147-spider-man-into-the-spider-verse/