[Amylou's Killer Kitchen] Get Your Green On with this List of Irish Spirits Perfect for Drinking with Each 'Leprechaun' Film!
Welcome back all you creep and creeplings and happy St. Patrick’s Day! This year’s celebrations will differ greatly from the past, but since we all have a lot more time on our hands why not have a movie marathon? An eight-movie marathon about Leprechaun’s to be more accurate...
...That’s right, monsters: Time to watch the entire Leprechaun franchise. Join the MutantFam and Killer Horror Critic on St. Patrick’s Day at 9pm EST for the start of the greenest movie marathon around (we'll be LIVE TWEETING Leprechaun 1 & 2 on Twitter using the hashtags #MutantFam & #MutantFamLeprechaunAThon).
Also, I once again painstakingly put together a menu for all my favorite fiends and gracious ghouls. Unfortunately, my kitchen stands a bit bare, but the bar always remains fully stocked. So, put on your favorite green outfit, get cozy, and prepare for a night of Leprechauns and drinks.
Leprechaun- Spiked Shamrock Shake.
In the first installment, the heroes learn a shamrock will defeat the Leprechaun, so let’s start the marathon with a sweet and tasty Shamrock Shake. It’s green and minty and protects against murderous Leprechauns, so really the perfect drink for everyone. Also, if you are looking for a little more gold at the end of this rainbow, then feel free to add a dab of your favorite adult beverage to make an R-rated version of this beloved beverage.
Leprechaun 2 - Irish Whiskey
As Lubdan the Leprechaun states, “the only whiskey is Irish whiskey,” so I suggest you avoid angering such a powerful little guy and pick yourself up a bottle from the Emerald Isle. One character tried to get away with a Canadian brand and that did not go well for him. So, stay safe and pour yourself a glass or two of Irish Whiskey. For those of you who want to play, but steer clear of alcohol (or for those of you who have already “had enough) try Red’s Special Rye. Just a little bit of cola and water and you will be able to trick any Leprechaun into a drinking contest.
Leprechaun 3 - Potato Vodka
Being a Leprechaun isn’t all about gold and murder. Every now and then he needs to take a break from killing and reenergize himself with a starchy and fulfilling meal. A Leprechaun will take a bite out of anyone who touches his gold, but his favorite meal is potatoes. We got a long night of drinking ahead, so carb loading will help soak up all that booze. Baked potato, broiled potato, French fries, potato pancakes, potato salad, potato skins and wash it all down with some potato vodka. After this hardy meal you are well on your way to becoming a Leprechaun.
Leprechaun 4: In Space - Irish Coffee
Despite a mutant doctor, random drag performance, and a massive shootout, the Leprechaun’s trek to space proves the most boring of the series, so you are going to need a lot of caffeine to make it through the entire film. You are also going to need a drink with a high alcohol content because the less cognitive function you have during this film the better. So, come to the green side and make sure you add plenty of whiskey to your coffee. Just remember, in space no one can hear you yawn.
Leprechaun 5: In the Hood - Long Island Ice-T
The next film takes a different location and a different premise from the previous films, so it’s time for a change in pace. A Long Island Ice-T seems ill-fitting for a Leprechaun/Blaxplotation film, but the drink pays tribute to the Mack Daddy himself: Ice-T. Sit back, relax, and sip on this refreshing drink, but remember, “No one is safe from a Lep in the hood.”
Leprechaun 6: Back 2 tha Hood - Irish Cream
The night still has a long way to go, but some things must come to an end. Back 2 tha Hood marks the final appearance of Warwick Davis as the Leprechaun, so an Irish Cream allows us to enjoy a refreshing aperitif as this particular meal comes to an end.
Leprechaun: Origins - Guinness
The penultimate Leprechaun movie fits into a category all by itself. Origins is darker, dryer, and more Irish-er than all previous films put together. So, very fitting to pull a pint of Guinness (just don’t draw a shamrock in the foam) and embrace the strange Irish monster featured in this film. Both the movie and the drink might be an acquired taste, but you’ve come this far, so just hold out a little bit longer.
Leprechaun Returns - Green beer
Last call! It’s the end of the night (day? week? Don’t know when you started) and we have time for just one more round. Returns is a direct sequel to the first film, so let’s pretend all the other drinks never happened and continue with another green beverage. The beer of your choice with the green food coloring of your choice makes for a perfect end to this St. Patrick’s Day inspired marathon. Beer: a traditional drink, represents all the throwbacks we get from the first film: the original house, Ozzie, the well, Jennifer Aniston. And the green represents the “make it green” theme of the unsuspecting sorority sisters as well as all the green liquid/blood/Leprechaun-goo constantly exploding forth.
Finally, our marathon has come to an end. You can’t go out, so you better stay here. Hope you all enjoyed the movies, drinks, and had a good laugh along the way. However, it’s time for all my boozy/sleepy guests to lumber off to beddy-bye. And please, mutants, just because you are all locked inside away from the public, remember to keep a strong head about you and sin responsibly.
By Amylou Ahava
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