Movie? Check. Snacks? Check. Drinks? Uhhh…
Let’s face it: we adult types sometimes just want to unwind with our favorite film, drink in hand, but the usual beer and wine can get tedious. Or maybe we want to host a geeky gathering and serve something a little more fun. So, gracious person that I am, I’ve decided to devote my liquor cabinet (and my liver) to helping you find the perfect pairing.
Kicking things off, we’re taking a stab at action classic, Aliens. I’m sure most have you have seen it, but for the uninitiated, this epic 1986 sci-fi film is the second installment in the Alien franchise. Professional bad-ass, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), has been awoken from stasis and finds herself quickly on route to a colony planet that has lost contact. Accompanied by a misfit team of Colonial Marines, Ripley knows the Xenomorphs are to blame.
My challenge was to find a fun drink that also wouldn’t make me feel like this:
Influenced by the terror that are alien eggs, I have modified a drink called a Brain Hemorrhage to present to you this recipe. If you don’t relish the idea of a drink based on something that came out of a Xenomorph’s butt, you can just secure that ****, Hudson.
ALIEN EGG SHOT
- 1/2 oz Midori
- 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
- Top with Bailey’s Irish Cream
This drink is pretty simple to prep. Combine your Midori and Peach Schnapps in a shot glass, leaving a little room at the top. Then pour in Bailey’s Irish Cream until you get a delightfully unsettling curdling effect. If you want to get fancy, you can set it atop a light-up ice cube for dramatic effect.
Though it’s extra gross-looking if you don’t.
This drink is insanely sweet and I recommend trying to get it down in one shot as the Bailey’s helps offset the syrupy ichor of the other ingredients. I also wouldn’t drink too many or else it’s:
What other movies do you need a drink pairing for? Got a weird ingredient sitting in your cupboard that you’re looking to use? Let us know!
And if you just can’t wait for more geekery and booze, check out the Disney Distilled podcast, co-hosted by yours truly, where we drink and discuss the latest Disney news.
Aliens film images credit: 20th Century Fox