Alice in Wonderland is the kind of movie that makes you wonder what went wrong with Tim Burton. The concept is basic and lacks imagination, the acting is bland, and at times the writing is so embarrassing that it makes the audience cringe (see: some stupid dance that Johnny Depp does near the end, if you make it). Good thing our beverage was delicious!
What do you Drank with Alice in Wonderland? Introducing the Mad Toddy, a variation on the popular Hot Toddy with an English twist.
The Mad Toddy couldn’t be more perfect for a movie like this. First of all, the cold weather surrounding this early March release could sure use the heat of a little pick me up. And, the coffee cup that comes along with this cocktail makes drinking in a kid’s movie free of worries. Here’s how you do it:
- On your way to the theater, stop off at the liquor store and buy a hip flask of brandy, the cheaper the better.
- Then find a coffee shop and order a big cup of English Breakfast tea. Use their fixins’ bar to add equal parts lemon and honey, blending to taste. Coffee shops are also an excellent location to pick up silly food like tea biscuits and butter cookies, a perfect compliment to this kind of film.
- When nobody’s looking, pour your brandy into the to-go cup and put on the lid.
- Enter the movie theater free and easy; nobody will expect that your cup is full of action.
- Once inside, enjoy the drink and tea cookies amongst the company of children, which is an added benefit when boozing in public. This reviewer narrowly managed to lift his cup out of the hands of a little girl, who mistook it for her own during a scary scene — all the more fun if you ask us.
It’s best to forget the glory days of Pee Wee and Beetlejuice when attending Tim Burton’s current movies. Your editors manage this by making the cocktails as stiff as possible.