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Cocktails and Movies Harrumph Day Cocktail – Lazy Day Colada

by Tim Barley

Enjoy a lazy day with a movie and a refreshing cocktail


Cocktails and Movies Secret Window lazy

Summer is here in LA, sort of. And we’ve been extremely lazy. (apologies to the staff who have been doing great work, but the boss takes a few days to move into “office mode” when the sun’s out…) We’ve been watching a lot of movies and drinking more than our fair share of cocktails, and since it IS Wednesday, we’re in the mood to find a new cocktail. We’ve found just the right libation to help us through there rest of the week.

So, without further ado, let’s make some kick ass Mid Week Harrumph Day cocktails and slide toward the weekend…

Cocktails for a Tuesday

by Tim Barley

Today in SoCal, it’s gray and foggy, so that’s what we’re drinking…

This is considered "gray" today.

This is considered “gray” today.

Looking outside the window today, it’s just begging for us to turn on the DVD player (yes, we are “old school”) and pop in a movie. But, it’s also a great day to imbibe a cocktail or two (or three) while watching said movie. We searched far and wide for a cocktail to make today that would keep us warm and refresh us as well. So, we found a variation of the classic cocktail the “Dark and Stormy.”

It’s calle the “Gray and Foggy.”

Cocktails and Movies “Take Out Theater:” Monty Python And The Holy Grail

“Take Out Theater” – for those of you who hate to go out in public

Last week, Cocktails and Movie contributor Mike Reyes inaugurated our first installment of “Take Out Theater” with an excellent choice for a movie at home with his selection of “Midnight in Paris.” He picked a solid movie from the Woody Allen canon and picked a great cocktail to go with it. You can check out his selection here.

Now, it’s time for me, the fearless leader of this little dog and pony show (aka Tim Barley), to take his turn at the wheel and suggest a movie. I’ve got a versatile pick with which you can grab takeout, curl up with your favorite guy or gal, drink wine and laugh your ass off. Or you can grab you buddies, get some beer and pizza and laugh even harder. As a single man, there are many reasons for the pick I am about to lay on you, and I’ll get into them. It’s a brilliant and funny film and if that special someone comes over, looks through your DVD collection, turns to you with a smile and pleads, “Can we watch this?” you don’t EVER let that person go… (I did, but then again I’m a veg)

Cocktails and Movies Cocktail: The Manhattan

cocktails and movies the manhattanIf you just have to have some vermouth but are tired of vodka and gin (martinis), you can have a manhattan! A nice drink to have before you have a nice dinner and then on to a movie. Classy people drink manhattans, so dress accordingly. No jeans or shorts!




  • 2 oz rye whiskey
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 2-3 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Maraschino cherry for garnish


  1. Pour the ingredients into a mixing glass with ice cubes.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Garnish with the cherry.

Movie Selection:

We don’t really have a movie selection, we just got new martini glasses! But, any movie about New York or East Coast drama/political thriller is a great match for a manhattan! Think “Scent of a Woman” or “The Departed.”

Cockails & Movies Cocktail: The Shining

A classic cocktail from a classic movie… “The Shining”

cocktails & movies cocktail the shining
2 1/2 oz Jack Daniel’s
Splash of Coke
Splash of sweet & sour
Garnish with a cherry
It’s THAT easy!
Enjoy with a good horror film!