Drink to Best Picture Nominee Beasts of the S. Wild
This week I’m doing a countdown to The Oscars in liquid form by pairing a drink with each Best Picture Nominee. Today I’m sharing a sweet and easy cocktail in honor of Beasts of the Southern Wild. Check out all of my Oscar Drinks by clicking here. And don’t forget to enter my giveaway for a $50 Macy’s gift card at the bottom of this post.
Beasts of the Southern Wild?
I won’t say that I liked it.
I won’t even say that I understood it.
I wasn’t alone in the not liking and the not understanding either. When the movie ended, my dad looked at me and asked, “What was that all about?” The Hubs turned to me and just said, “Can we go to bed now?” My mom had fallen asleep on the couch.
We all found it a bit weird and a bit slow-moving.
But even though I didn’t love the movie, the little girl’s distinctive cadence has whispered in my ear ever since I turned the TV off that night. The Beasts of the Southern Wild touched me somewhere. And that touch makes me understand why it’s a Best Picture Nominee at the Oscars this year. And certainly Quvenzhané Wallis deserves the nomination for best actress.
While I didn’t fully understand this movie, there was a theme that spoke to me. It’s the idea that the place you’re from, no matter how it looks to other people, no matter what they think of it, that place is still your home and is worthy of your love.
I came up with this drink, called Home Sweet Home, to capture this theme. It looks a bit dirty and the color’s a bit murky, like the muddy swampland wher the movie is set, but it tastes like the coziest dessert from the warmest of kitchen, full of butterscotch, cream, cinnamon and cloves.
It may not look like much but it’s Home Sweet Home to me.
- 1 ounce Irish Cream
- 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
- 2 ounces cream (I usually use low-fat (2%) evaporated milk instead to cut some of the fat)
- a dash of ground cinnamon
- a tiny pinch of ground cloves
- Measure the Irish Cream, schnapps and cream into a martini shaker. Add lots of ice, put on the cover and shake. Fill a tall glass with ice. Strain the contents of the shaker over the ice. Sprinkle the cinnamon and cloves on the top of the drink.
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Now tell me, which movie have you seen that you didn’t necessarily like but that seems to pop up in your head more often than it should? Note that this happens to me with books too so if there’s a book that does that for you, I’d love to hear about that too.