This week on Alcohollywood, we dig into the grit and grime of Joel Schumacher’s 1993 thriller Falling Down! On a sunny Los Angeles day in the early 90s – in the face of poverty, scalding heat, and the boiling pot of post-Rodney King race relations – Bill “D-Fens” Foster (a powerful Michael Douglas) finally snaps and starts a long walk home, taking out his frustration on societal ills in the process. Meanwhile, an easy-going cop on his last day (Robert Duvall) finds himself the only one able to put together the pieces of D-Fens’ little crime spree, culminating in a crazy, harrowing dark comedy/thriller that is absolutely captivating to watch. Luckily, we’ve got our custom cocktail to wash down your Whammyburger, and drinking rules to go along with them – enjoy!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: The Bad Guy
4 tbsp honey
1 crushed cinnamon stick
6 clove leaves
vanilla foam (vanilla coconut milk, egg white, lemon juice, hazelnut liqueur, vanilla extract)
Heat bourbon and spices on a low heat to prevent evaporation of the alcohol; pour in mug, add black coffee. Top with foam and sprinkle with nutmeg.
DRINKING RULES FOR FALLING DOWN:
- Any time you see graffiti or signs
- Whenever someone taunts Prendergast about getting killed on his last day
- Every time D-Fens acquires a new weapon or item
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
D-Fens says, “I’m the bad guy? How’d that happen?”
Join us next week as we get ready for Oscar season! We’ll be drinking to the dizzying space-disaster movie (and Best Picture nominee) Gravity, as well as giving our Oscar predictions!