CONNICKUH SPECIAL: Dolphin Tale (2011)

Dolphin Tale

Harry Connickuh everybody! This week on Alcohollywood, it’s our favorite time of the year, where we (along with Jeff Award-winning composer Trevor Watkin) celebrate the life and career of everyone’s favorite slack-jawed crooner, Harry Connick Jr.! This time, we’re heading into the drink with the 3D family event of 2011, Dolphin Tale. This film tells the true story of Winter (herself), a dolphin who lost its tail in a crab cage and must be given a robot tail by master inventor Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman). Along the way, a pair of kids learn to bond with the animal while some surrounding adults (Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Kris Kristofferson) nod approvingly.

Dolphin Tale has all the hallmarks of mom-friendly theatrical fare: inspirational stories about ARE TROOPS, cute animals, and precocious kids. Luckily, we’ve got our custom cocktail and drinking rules to help get your ire up. Like, subscribe and share!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: WinterGel

Dolphin Tale Cocktail

1 part brandy
1 part hazelnut liqueur
2 parts persimmon juice
1 part clementine juice
blackstrap bitters
1 part egg white

Combine and stir.

 

DRINKING RULES FOR DOLPHIN TALE:

  1. Whenever someone drops a factoid about dolphins or marine life
  2. Every time Winter makes what Hazel refers to as the ‘Tweety Bird’ noise
  3. Any time a character gives a pregnant pause

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Dr. Cameron McCarthy (Morgan Freeman) shouts, “Swim, you stupid fish! Swim!”

Next week, we try the whole dolphin thing again with the George C. Scott thriller The Day of the Dolphin!

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