This week on Alcohollywood, James and Ruben (our resident geek experts from the Geekspotting podcast) join us to check out Terry Gilliam’s feature-length debut, Time Bandits! Fed up with his dreary, gadget obsessed parents, young Kevin falls in with a group of dwarf thieves using a time map from God to steal riches throughout history. We’ve covered Gilliam before with our Brazil episode, and Time Bandits has just as much of Gilliam’s dark whimsy as many of his other early classics. Join us for our custom cocktail and drinking game!
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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Thyme-Hole
1 bunch, thyme
1 part brandy
3 parts gin
Splash, ouzo (or any anise liqueur)
2 parts yellow apple juice
Honey-lemon syrup (combine honey and lemon in bowl)
Distress thyme by clapping it between your palms. Set in shaker with remaining ingredients and ice, shaking vigorously. Pour into pilsner glass and garnish with thyme stalks shaped around the rim.
DRINKING RULES FOR TIME BANDITS:
- Every time a new portal appears or is used
- Whenever you see horns
- Whenever someone insults another character
FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:
Firefighter Agamemnon (Sean Connery) says, “You’re one lucky little boy.”
Join us next week as we explore the long and storied career of noted thespian Ringo Starr with the film The Magic Christian!
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