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Cocktails and Movies Take Out Theater – “Seeking a Friend For The End of The World”

By Tim Barley

We’re digging into the box of old Take Out Theater selections for a love story as we approach Valentine’s Day… And, because the office is busy with something really fun in store for you this month…!!!

Can’t Make It Out To The Theater? Check Out This Understated Steve Carell Performance

It’s Wednesday. It’s #humpday, (or if you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you know we’re turning that into #harumphday). But, you want to watch a movie. Why not pop open the DVD player, or for you kids out there, search Netflix for a movie that came and went with little fanfare, but packs an emotional punch.  Let us present to you: Seeking A Friend For The End of The World, starring Steve Carell and Keira Knightley.

When you think about Steve Carell, you immediately think of comedy and The Office. But, if you’ve been watching his movie career trajectory, he’s done a great job of transforming himself into a maudlin comedic powerhouse. Since The 40 Year-Old Virgin, Carell has found his groove with such roles in movies like Little Miss Sunshine, Dan In Real Life and currently The Way Way Back. Sandwiched in there was a little gem called Seeking A Friend For the End of The World.

The Film

cocktails and movies seeking a friend for the end of the worldSeeking A Friend For the End of The World
Written/Directed ByLorene Scafaria
Year Released:
Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley
Rating: R
Runtime: 101 Minutes
Studio: Focus Features

Cocktails and Movies Cocktail: The Breakfast Shot

cocktails and movies The Breakfast Shot


Whether it’s a rough Saturday or Sunday morning, or you’re going to see “The Breakfast Club,” this is one of our new favorite shots, (which is essentially a smaller, quicker version of a cocktail).

We swear to God that this thing tastes EXACTLY like a liquid stack of pancakes.



  • 2/3 of a shot of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey
  • 1/3 of a shot of Butterscotch liquer
  • Orange juice
  • Bacon! Bacon! Bacon!


  1. Mix the Jameson’s and Butterscotch
  2. Position the OJ as a chaser
  3. Drink the shot, then the OJ quickly
  4. Eat the bacon.
  5. Order again.

Movie Selection:

“The Breakfast Club.” Or whatever crappy movie is on while you’re on your couch, regretting what you did last night!

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!