This week on Alcohollywood, Clayton Faits of Our Fair City joins us to talk about the chintzy 1970s giant animal flick Food of the Gods! Adapted from a “portion” of the novel by HG Wells, Food of the Gods stars Starcrash alum (and walking LL Bean ad) Marjoe Gortner as a football player/survivalist who finds himself in the midst of an invasion of giant animals on a secluded island. With a little pluck and determination, Marjoe and the cast of mumbly supporting players must fight off giant rats, mealworms, maggots and shadowy wasps – all rendered with adorably flimsy care and attention. Check out our custom cocktail and drinking rules below!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: F.O.T.G.
Since ambrosia is typically considered the ‘food of the gods,’ we decided to make our own slushy, boozy version of Grandma’s favorite down-home side dish, the ambrosia salad! Blending together marshmallow, coconut, mandarin oranges and coconut, it’s like a liquid church barbecue.
1 part marshmallow vodka
1 part coconut rum
½ can Mandarin orange slices
1 part pineapple rum
1 part whipped cream
2 parts milk
Combine into a blender, blitz until well combined. Pour into tall glass, garnish with whipped cream and cherry, and serve.
DRINKING RULES FOR FOOD OF THE GODS:
- Whenever Marjoe Gortner trots out a new skill
- Every time people get in or out of a vehicle (i.e. go Jeepin’)
- Any time the characters go rat-blastin’ (i.e. you see a poor rat getting blown away by a shotgun blast)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Marjoe Gortner says, “Well, I hope that’s the last of ‘em.”
Join us next week as we experience Jamie Foxx’s Norbit moment with 2003’s Stealth!