A power outage on recording day forced our hand, and we had to release a mini on the entertaining Netflix series, The Umbrella Academy. Fortunately we have a battery-powered blender for just such an emergency….
Shot: Hazel, one of the time-traveling killers out to ensure the apocalypse takes place.
1/2oz each hazelnut liqueur and cream
Cocktail: Margarita No. 5, after the neon drink Number 5 sips while pondering how to stop the apocalypse from taking place.
1.5oz each white tequila, melon liqueur, and lime juice. Blend with 1 cup of ice. Serve in a salt-rimmed Margarita glass.
Both drinks were actually pretty good this time, but can’t hold a candle to this amazing show. For thoughts on both, as well as the announcement of our awards show nominees, check out podcast 141, here:
Two for the price of one!
Shot: Venom, the titular anti-hero of the movie.
2/3oz dark rum; 1/3oz lime juice
Cocktail: Red Russian, after the main baddie of Punisher season 2, who does in fact get pretty bloodied, hence “red”.
Shake 1oz vodka and 2oz strawberry cream liqueur (you know the one) over ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
You might want to play around with the proportions of the shot (MORE RUM LESS LIME!), but the cocktail was on point, albeit easy. For our thoughts on the drinks, show, movie, and a draft of anti-heroes, as always check out the podcast, here:
This year we reviewed both White Christmas and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale for our holiday episode, and decided to make a drink for each of them.
Shot: Yule Log, the magical(?) hunk of wood witches burn during winter solstice to ward off evil spirits.
1/2oz each dark creme de cacao and Irish cream
Cocktail: White Christmas, one of the greatest Christmas songs, one of the greatest Christmas movies, and what you hope for each year unless you have to drive.
1oz each white creme de menthe, white creme de cacao, and cream. Shake over ice and strain into a champagne glass. Garnish with red and green sprinkles.
While the merry bells keep ringing, happy holidays to you! I think that’s how that goes. Anyways, check out our thoughts on the drinks, movie, show, and much more on podcast 132, here:
We’ve seen a bunch of stuff on Netflix lately. Here are the drinks to prove it.
Shot: Devil of Hell’s Kitchen, aka Daredevil. Season 3 was pretty good- can’t wait for next season!…
3/4oz cinnamon schnapps, 1/4oz Campari. Side note, we just ran out of our second bottle of Campari. I’m betting the majority of people never own one, and if they do, they pass it on to their kids like a family heirloom.
Cocktail: Kim-Joy, the lovable, wacky contestant from The Great British Bake Off series 9 with a penchant for using animal imagery in her bakes.
3oz coconut rum, 1oz white creme de cacao, dash chocolate bitters. Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Carefully pour 1/4oz creme de violette down the center. Garnish with plastic animals if possible.
Well, there you have it. Our drinks based on two of the four shows we discussed (the others being She-Ra and the Princesses of Power and MST3K: The Gauntlet). Check out podcast 129 for our thoughts on all the shows, the drinks, and much more, here:
This week’s mini episode was on Netflix miniseries Castlevania and here are the mini drinks that tie in! Okay, so the one ain’t so mini…
Shot: Sypha, after the cool mage character who uses fire and ice magic.
1/2oz each cinnamon and peppermint schnapps
Cocktail: Morning Star, main hero Trevor Belmont’s legendary whip.
3oz vodka, 1oz orange juice, 1/2oz orange curacao, dash orange bitters. Shake over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Quick write-up for a quick show, but one worth checking out. And speaking of worth checking out, give a listen to podcast 128 for in-depth Castlevania discussion, drink reactions, and a draft of favorite animated tv shows, 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: