True Grit (1969)

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Howdy, listeners! Today we’re saddling up and sucking back some moonshine to an old Western classic, 1969’s True Grit! (NOTE: I have used my pun quota for this episode; the rest of this post is safe for consumption).

Along with guest panelist Gavin, Jared and Clint tackle the impertinence of Mattie Ross, a little history of Oklahoma, and the nuances of a John Wayne performance, as they provide their signature drinking rules for this film.

THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Rooster’s Folly

true grit cocktail3 parts Canadian Club whiskey

2 parts Triple Sec

7 parts Budweiser

splash of lemon juice

Tobasco hot sauce, to taste (approx. 4-5 dashes)

Pinch, black peppercorns

Pour whiskey, Triple Sec, ice-cold Budweiser, lemon juice and hot sauce into pilsner glass. Stir gently. Drop peppercorns into the glass.

DRINKING RULES FOR TRUE GRIT:

  1. Shots containing mountains (which are far too high for Oklahoma)
  2. Whenever a character states an amount of money (e.g bidding for horses, negotiating bounties)
  3. Improper gun safety (characters recklessly handling/waving guns)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Rooster Cogburn (John Wayne) bellows, “Fill your hands, you son of a bitch!”

Tune in next week when we take a trip back to the 1980s, when the Jim Henson company had the clout to make major motion pictures, and David Bowie was popular enough to star in them – check out our thoughts and rules for Labyrinth!

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