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Worst of 2017 – Shitty Well Vodka Bloody Mary Awards

by Tim Barley

Yawn, The opposite of a Golden Flask Award list

CocktailsandMovies.com 2017 Shitty Movie Awards

NOTE: I did not see any of the movies in the above photo.

Each week, on our “Monday Morning Hangover Report,” CocktailsandMovies.com shares with you what happened each weekend at the box office. Every week, we report on the box office numbers and which movies did well and which disappointed by offering up Cristal mimosas and bloody Mary’s. As the Hollywood Award Season culminates with the Oscars, we want to look back at the good and the bad of 2017 as we offer up our First Annual “Shitty Well Vodka Bloody Mary Awards.” Let’s all grab a cocktail and remember (or try NOT to) these films of 2017.

Cocktails and Movies “Harrumph Day Cocktail” – Vodka and Watermelon Cooler

by Tim Barley

Ah, Wednesday… Cocktails, Please

beach-blanket-bingo-1965After a little cooling trend here in LA, the heat is moving back into the area. Now, we COULD go to the theater and enjoy the A/C. Don’t worry, we will do that many times here in August. But, what kind of cocktail will be that perfect refresher to go along with a Sausage Party or War Dogs?

Since it IS Wednesday, we’re in the mood to find a new cocktail that fits the bill. 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…

Remembering Prince: The Purple Rain Cocktail

by Tim Barley

Raise one with us to a music icon and a movie musical visionary

Purple Rain movie

We’re devastated here in the office with the death of Prince, who gave us one of the greatest movie musicals of all time. And for anyone who grew up in the 1980’s, Purple Rain was a movie that was ingrained across the cultural landscape both on radio and on the big screen. As we set up the office today and pull out our DVD copy of the film, we’re setting up the bar to make drinks.

And we can think of nothing better to salute the man and the legend with the Purple Rain Cocktail.

Cocktails and Movies MidWeek Harrumph Day Cocktail: The Madras

by Tim Barley

Man, if feels good to feel good again!

zombieJust before Memorial Day Weekend last Wednesday night, we got hit by a massive, nasty stomach bug that left us like swallowing a spoonful of Drano – “sure it’ll clean you out, but it’ll leave you hollow inside.” But, after much rest and the loss of 10 lbs, we are back in full form but need to rebuild the immune system. So we searched for a classic, easy to make cocktails with lots of vitamin C. Today’s cocktail is the Madras.

We also call it the “HarrumphDay Cocktail.” 

Cocktails and Movies “12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” #12: Santa’s Couch

By Tim Barley

On the 12th day of Christmas, we took turns on 12 different couches as our heads were drumming…

Cocktails and Movies 12 days of Christmas Cocktails - 12 Santa CouchesWe arrived at Christmas Day! A LOT of cocktails have been imbibed, but we saved a classic mixture for the day of days. This cocktail will allow you to relax and disregard the craziness of unwrapped presents strewn around the Christmas tree and the snow outside piling up and the fact that you may or may not have power yet from last weekend’s ice storm. But, if the 12th day of Christmas is “12 Drummers Drumming,” how do we get Santa’s Couch cocktail? Now, follow along with us here:

Santa has had a tough 24 hours. So, after his long DAY, he goes to a Motley Crue concert and meets Tommy Lee. Tommy Lee is a drummer. Drummers love whiskey. Whiskey is the great equalizer and eggnog is just a great Yule time tradition, so mix these two together with some vodka (yes!) and a cinnamon liqueur, and you’ve got yourself a great cocktail to sip on all day long. No wonder it’s called “Santa’s Couch…”

12 Santa’s Couches


  • 1 oz. Jack Daniels
  • 1 oz. Lemon Vodka
  • 1/4 oz. Cinnamon Liqueur
  • 3 oz. Eggnog


  • Pour all the ingredients into a glass.
  • Stir.

Trust me, this will take the edge off the mass hysteria of kids opening presents, squealing with delight and then opening EVERY present and make a big disaster zone of the living room around the Christmas tree and relax you into a state where you won’t mind cleaning it all up later on… So, make yourself a cocktail, enjoy this Christmas Day!

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