This week on Alcohollywood, we’re tackling the 1987 crime drama The Untouchables, starring Kevin Costner and Robert De Niro as Eliot Ness and Al Capone, men on two sides of the War on Booze in Prohibition-era Chicago. This masterfully directed, thrilling film features an Oscar-winning performance from Sean Connery as the Irish (yet surprisingly Scottish-sounding) Jimmy Malone, exploding kids, a dated and uneven score from Ennio Morricone, and more shotguns than you can wave a parasol at. Nonetheless, we show you how to watch this movie the “Chicago way” – with some booze in your glass!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Poor Butterfly
1 part white corn whiskey
1 part ginger liqueur
2 parts apple juice
1 part orange juice
1 part soda water
drizzle of honey
Combine and stir.
DRINKING RULES FOR THE UNTOUCHABLES:
- Anytime someone says “Chicago”
- Whenever you hear a gunshot
- Every time you see a child (e.g. Ness’ children, the Union Station scene)
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Jimmy Malone, having chased down one of Capone’s bookkeepers, says “All right, enough of this running shit.”
Tune in next week, when we and some TBD special guests preside over the case of the Tom Hanks vehicle Joe vs. the Volcano!