Let’s be honest. Your editors see their film reviews and cocktail pairings as an opportunity to take a blockbuster from shit to score. A good drank can: magnify an explosion, punch up the punchlines, mask bad acting, and generally make a movie better. Most times, the films we review need the help. Well, this weekend your editors settled into a matinee screening of Toy Story 3 (in 3D!) and took an unexpected ride with an animated film.
Toy Story 3 is a solid chaser to the animated saga that first earned Pixar its place at the bar. The film is no small undertaking, from the team that made it to the team that drank with it. For those over 21, it brings back strong memories of youth and the process of growing up. For those still drinking Shirlie Temples, it makes childhood magical again. It’s a feel-good, sometimes-feel-sad, and all-the-time-feel-shocked-at-how-much-these-animated-characters-can-make-you-feel kind of movie. Go see Toy Story 3. And when you go, here’s what you drank.
When watching a summertime feel good movie on a hot afternoon with a theater full of kids, what booze do you choose? It must be: A) light and airy; B) covert and easy to hide; C) not too odorous; and D) of course, Delicious. Introducing… The Buzzed Lightbeer.
- On your way to the theater, stop off at the dollar store and pick up some sippy cups and a bag of Twizzlers. We chose Disney-themed, but if you can find Pixar decals, you’re really in business.
- Go to the bodega and pick up tall boys of cheap lite beer, and 2 or 3 Sprites. Why Sprite? Well, it’s going to make that lite beer extra lite.
- When in the movie, mix 1 part beer and 1 part Sprite into your sippy cup. (I recommend cracking the beers open during the intro animation because it’s noisy with music and the kids won’t notice.) Seem strange to mix Sprite and beer? It’s not. Drunk Germans and Spaniards mix this little drank up all the time. It helps them go longer.
- Remove the straw from your sippy cup and replace it with a Twizzler. This isn’t a garnish, this is an edible straw (just remember to bite off each end).
- Now drank.
And there you have it, your Buzzed Lightbeer. We recommend refilling throughout the show (sippy cups are small), but be warned. Filling up cups while wearing 3D glasses can can your take your drink into the 4th Dimension, and your lap.
Read more about the movie Toy Story 3 on the popular movie site IMDB.