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 kind of had to scramble for a movie this week, and Peacock had no input on the drinks, so if you don’t like them #BlameStork.
Shot: Grapes, the delicacy Jack uses multiple times to lure unfortunates to their demise.
1/4oz Dubonnet Rouge, fill red wine
Cocktail: Abberline Absinthe Cocktail, a take on the favorite libation of Johnny Depp’s character.
In a small stemmed glass stir together 1/2tsp sugar, dash Peychaud’s bitters, 1.5oz absinthe, and a splash of water.
If you’re wondering why we covered From Hell in the first place, it was Stork’s pick for winning our year-long games competition on the podcast. Speaking of which, find out our thoughts on the movie, drink, and much more on podcast 135, here:
You have to be adventurous to try the shot, but the cocktail isn’t too chilling! (Anybody else want to write these intros? I’m embarrassing myself here.)
Shot: Batty Bat, after the sleep demon in one of the, if not the, best episodes of the show.
1/2oz each bourbon and brandy. Almost knocked out Peacock.
Cocktail: Cemetery Mudslide, referring to a spell that went horribly wrong.
1oz each dark rum, coffee liqueur, and Irish cream; dash chocolate bitters. Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Any resemblance to the drink known as a Mudslide is purely intentional.
The shot could’ve been better, but hey, the show could’ve been better too. Check out our thoughts on both, plus a draft of favorite pop culture witches, on podcast 126, here:
We were blown away by the overall quality of The Haunting of Hill House, so we just had to review it and invent some drinks to go along with this fantastic show.
Shot: Tea Party, and I’m not even going to spoil it; you’ll just have to watch Hill House to get the reference.
1/2oz each iced tea and amaretto
Cocktail: Shirley Crain, an adult take on the children’s classic drink, the Shirley Temple.
Fill a highball glass with ice. Add 1.5oz vodka and 1/2oz pomegranate liqueur. Fill with lemon-lime soda and stir.
Two decent drinks for an incredible show. For our full thoughts on both and much more scary fun, check out our Halloween special podcast, here:
One of the goriest movies ever made; will our drinks live up to it?
Shot: Lionel’s Custard, after the infamous scene where Mum inadvertently adds a little extra flavor to the dessert.
1oz eggnog, dash Peychaud’s bitters
Cocktail: Paquita Banana Daiquiri, named after the movie’s heroine.
In a blender combine 3oz light rum, 1/2oz brandy, 1/2 banana, 1 kiwi, 1 cup ice. Blend until smooth.
Why the Queen? Why not? (Actually I think there was a picture of her in the movie.) Tune into podcast 123 for our thoughts on the drinks and movie, and a draft of our favorite movie couples, found here:
Just a spur of the moment drink whipped up to go along with an All the Horror episode we did.
Cocktail: All the Horror– original, ain’t it?
3oz gin, 1.5oz blood orange juice, dash Peychaud’s bitters. Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Terrifying jack-o’-lantern not included.
Be sure to check out #AllTheHorror and follow @AllTheHorror18 on the twitter for 31 days of podcasting collaborations on all things spooky! Listen to our first of two hosted eps, here:
The first of two Peter Jackson movies we’ll be doing this month finds our drinks living up to the title. Well, the shot anyways…
Shot: Chuck, as in up-chuck, not a guy’s name.
1/3oz each melon liqueur, Irish cream, and lime juice. Perhaps more rough than the scene that inspired it.
Cocktail: The Boys, that ragtag team of Kiwi misfits sent in to take care of the alien menace terrorizing a small New Zealand village.
3/4oz each bourbon, scotch, whiskey, dark rum, orange curaçao, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Serve in a highball glass filled with ice and top off with cola. Kind of an Auckland Iced Tea if you will.
Why The Beatles album background? You’ll just have to watch the movie, or better yet, listen to podcast 121, here: