Hope Floats (1998)

hope floatsHarry Connickuh from all of us at Alcohollywood! To ring in this Connickuh, we turn to the 1998 romantic drama Hope Floats, starring Sandra Bullock and Harry Connick, Jr., directed by Forest “Ghost Dog” Whitaker. Watch as Sandra Bullock gets her groove back in Smithville, Texas, and learn how divorce is for quitters!

THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Hopeful Oats

hope floats cocktail2 parts brandy

3 parts apricot nectar

5 parts oatmeal stout

vanilla ice cream

caramel syrup (optional)

Mix brandy, nectar and stout; top with scoop of ice cream. Drizzle with caramel syrup.

DRINKING RULES FOR HOPE FLOATS:

  1. When anyone remarks on Sandra Bullock’s appearance
  2. Harry Connick Jr.’s dopey smile
  3. Anytime someone gives/receives a hug

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Ramona (Gena Rowlands) says, “No matter who, or what, or where, or when….Sometimes you just need a hug.”

Check back in two days for the Alcohollywood Christmas Special, where we look at (and drink to) the glory that is the Bruce Willis action classic Die Hard!

Theme song: “Live Oak” by A Giraffe – Check out their album Under a Table here!

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