Ever After (1998)

Ever After

This week on Alcohollywood, we’re getting in touch with our feminine sides with frequent guest Julia, as we cover the Drew Barrymore late-90s you-go-girl fairytale Ever After, costarring Anjelica Huston and Dougray Scott! This retelling of the Cinderella fable takes away all the magic and plops the story into a loose version of 16th-century France, complete with anachronistic Leonardo DaVinci and games of rock-paper-scissors.

This time around, young cinder girl Danielle (Barrymore) attempts to find love and assert her girl power while wooing the young Prince Henry (Scott) under the nose of wicked stepmother Rodmilla (Huston). Regardless of your gender, we’ve just got the magic potion to accompany your next viewing of this slice of 1990s cheese!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Green Fairy Godmother

ever after cocktail

1 part bison grass

1 part lemon-flavored vodka

2 parts amaretto

Combine and pour into wine glass.

ABSINTHE-VANILLA FOAM:

3 parts absinthe

2 parts lemon juice

2 parts egg white

splash, vanilla extract

whip ingredients together into foam (via immersion blender or mixer); pour over drink.

DRINKING RULES FOR EVER AFTER:

  1. Whenever you see a slow pan from one direction to another
  2. Eyebrow-raising
  3. Whenever you see conduct unbecoming a “lady” (e.g. punching, rudeness, pratfalls by a female character)

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Danielle de Barbarac (Drew Barrymore) says to herself, “Just breathe.”

See you next week as we start HORROR OCTORRBOR!, where all of our episodes cover adaptations of Stephen King works! Our first episode for October is the recent John Cusack-Samuel L. Jackson hotel thriller 1408, where we get to see John Cusack freak out over spooky shit and tear up hotel minifridges. See you then!

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