Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

This week on Alcohollywood, we’re sailing up the Moon River with the 1961 romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn as the first Manic Pixie Dream Girl, Holly Golightly! Based on the Truman Capote novella, the film follows Paul Varjak (George Peppard, pre-making plans come together in The A-Team), an aspiring writer who falls for the sprightly woman-about-town (Hepburn) and has plenty of 1960s sex comedy antics doing so. The film includes such treats as 1) a horribly offensive Asian stereotype played by Mickey Rooney, 2) dime-store heists in animal masks, and 3) the world’s least creatively-named cat.

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Diamonds at Denny’s

breakfast at tiffanys cocktail

1 part espresso-infused vodka

1 part chocolate liqeuer (e.g. Trader Vic’s Chocolate Liqueur)

5 parts sparkling wine

1 part amaretto

Whipped cream

cocoa powder

cocoa beans

Swizzle in glass; top with whipped cream, cocoa powder and cocoa beans.

 

DRINKING RULES FOR BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S:

  1. Any time a bell is rung
  2. Whenever a character says “Daaahling”
  3. Every time you see a new stupid hat

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Paul ever-so-progressively tells Holly at the climax of the film, “I love you! You belong to me!”

Tune in next week for the film we’ve had the most requests for – the Coen Brothers neo-noir comedy The Big Lebowski, starring Jeff Bridges in the role he will never live down! We’ll also be joined by the crew of the CinemaJaw podcast as special guests, so stay tuned there!

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