Silverado (1985) w/Our Fair City

Silverado

This week on Alcohollywood, we saddle up with Our Fair City writer (and friend of the show) David Rheinstrom to take a look at Silverado, the 1985 ensemble Western written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan! The film stars Kevin Kline, Danny Glover, Scott Glenn and Kevin Costner as a ragtag band of gunslingers who help each other deal with their personal demons and long-standing rivals, including Brian Dennehy as a corrupt sheriff and Jeff Fahey as an unhinged outlaw. Silverado has a great, fun energy to it while also deftly juggling a complex plot and a large cast of characters. We’ve also got a custom cocktail and drinking rules to help you beat the heat of the Old West!

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK: Midnight Star

Our Mexican-themed drink for Silverado, named after Linda Hunt’s saloon in the film, is a triple-threat drink sequence of mezcal (brought to you by official sponsor Ilegal Mezcal), a citrus-habanero sangrita, and a nice cerveza to wash it down.

silverado cocktail

SANGRITA:
1 part pineapple juice
1 part orange juice
¼ tsp habanero, pulverized
1 part lime juice
1 part aloe water
Silver leaf, edible

Ilegal Mezcal Anejo

Mexican cerveza  of your choice

Combine sangrita ingredients into shaker (deseed and grind habanero in mortar and pestle) and shake vigorously; pour into glass. Drink a sip of that smooth mezcal, then sip the sangrita, then finish it off with your cool beer.

DRINKING RULES FOR SILVERADO:

  1. Whenever a character’s hat is removed or replaced, by will or force
  2. Any time a character demonstrates impossibly good aim (one-shot kills, precise accuracy, etc.)
  3. Every time Kevin Costner takes a strange pause before he speaks

*BONUS RULE: Take a shot of whiskey when Danny Glover takes his.

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Mal (Danny Glover) holds up two rifles and mutters, “This oughta do.”

Next week, we jump forward to the future with Robin William’s robot dramedy Bicentennial Man!

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