Hook (1991)

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This week on Alcohollywood, we’re ushering in the new Spielberg film (Lincoln) with one of his last films named after the surname of one of the main characters – Hook! This 1991 nostalgia misfire, starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman, explores what happens if Peter Pan wakes up and becomes a cynical workaholic lawyer who ignores his kids, complete with floppy ’90s cellphone.

When the nasty Captain Hook (Hoffman) kidnaps his kids to bait Peter to come back, Tinkerball (a distracted Julia Roberts) must drag him kicking and screaming back to Neverland and train him for the fight of his life against Hook. Does it still hold up twenty years later? Check out our review and drinking game here!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Gonna Rufio Grog

hook cocktail1 part spiced rum (Sailor Jerry or other)

5 parts hard cider

splash lime juice

splash orgeat

– Almond extract

– water

– sugar

– orange blossom

Captain Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch

nutmeg

TO MAKE ORGEAT: Stir together almond syrup, sugar, water and orange blossom to taste.

Combine rum, cider, lime juice and orgeat; stir. Crush Captain Crunch’s Peanut Butter Crunch into crumbs, mix with nutmeg; rum lime across rim of glass and ‘salt’ with cereal. Pour mixed drink into glass.

DRINKING RULES FOR HOOK:

  1. Anytime Peter Banning (Williams) demonstrates his ineptitude as a man and a father
  2. The “Spielberg Stare” (e.g. adults/children looking just past the camera in wonder)
  3. Anytime someone says “Hook”

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Peter creepily whispers, “Thank you for belieeeeving!” as he flies away from the Lost Boys.

See you next week, when we discover what is best in life with the 1980s Schwarzenegger classic Conan the Barbarian!

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