Mildred Pierce pitcher cocktails
July 8, 2014 12:58 PM Subscribe
I'm hosting a Mildred Pierce (the movie, not the series) viewing party on an upcoming summer evening and want to make snacks and a pitcher of summer drinks appropriate to the movie. What should I make? Assume 12ish people coming, 1.5 hours to make drinks and food (+ prep time the night before).
posted by verbyournouns to Food & Drink (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have easy access to decent liquor stores, excellent supermarkets including Trader Joe's, and have a lemon tree and a SodaStream (not into the politics, but I do already have it...), so have plentiful access to fresh lemon juice and soda water. I've read the book and seen the movie enough that I get them confused, so I'm struggling to think of what is appropriate for the movie. I also don't want to rewatch the movie before I host the screening, so I'm limited to my memory and yours. I also have a belgian waffle maker, which is thematically relevant to the chicken and waffles thing. I'm a vegetarian and don't want to cook meat.
Blending my recollections of the book and the movie, I'm circling around the ideas of...
-Scotch (mentioned in the book for sure)
-Gin (Bert's bathtub gin)
-Two drops of one of the above with a bunch of soda water (like Bert made for the girls)
-Fried chicken (out for veggie reasons)
-Pie (mini pies? something from Trader Joe's?)
-Waffles (suggestions about how to keep these delicious when served at room temp?)
Drinks at 7, movie at 8, so I thiiiink I can get away with substantial snacks rather than a full meal (feel free to disabuse me of this belief, I did read that recent Ask). I'd like things that are relevant to Mildred Pierce, ish, but nothing so obscure or un-delicious that it will mystify people who haven't seen the move/read the books.
I'm pretty into the idea of having a pitcher of drinks. This screening will be part of a series and I want that to become A Thing that happens at this series.
Recipes, suggestions, etc? Other entertaining suggestions?