by Tim Barley
Enjoy a lazy day with a movie and a refreshing cocktail
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…
by Tim Barley
Today in SoCal, it’s gray and foggy, so that’s what we’re drinking…
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.”
“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)
A classic cocktail from a classic movie… “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!