Mary Poppins (1964)

mary poppins

This week on Alcohollywood, we handle another user request – Clint and Jared (with guest panelist Cherish, returning from our Beauty and the Beast episode) take a spoonful of sugar with everyone’s favorite magical alien nanny, Mary Poppins! This 1964 Disney classic combined live action with animation, took away five Academy Awards (including Best Score, Best Song, and Best Actress for Julie Andrews) and captured the imaginations of children everywhere.

Watch Britain change from a stuffy man’s world to a slightly less-stuffy world of mild joy and suffrage, while charming old-school performances are combined with obnoxiously bloated musical sequences and creepy old men. Along the way, we’ve got our custom cocktail and drinking game to help the nearly two-and-a-half hour runtime go down!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Medicine

mary poppins cocktail

2 parts vodka

2 parts lemon juice

1 part pomegranate liqueur

1 part blueberry-lavender limoncello

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR GET IT

Combine and stir. Add spoonful of sugar and stir.

 

 

DRINKING RULES FOR MARY POPPINS:

  1. Anytime a character says “Banks” or the word “bank”
  2. Whenever Mary Poppins or anyone else uses FUCKING MAGIC
  3. Anytime you hear a nonsense phrase (“supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “hum-diddle-diddle-dee”) or outdated or underused turns of phrase (“gallivanting up there like kangaroos”)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Mary Poppins says, “Practically perfect people never permit sentiment to muddle their thinking.”

Tune in next week when we tackle the polarizing, self-aware French horror film Rubber, starring cinema’s most dangerous Goodyear!

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