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That'd be the cocktail Jerry Lewis' Buddy Love favors in The Nutty Professor , proclaimed by Modern Drunkard to be one of the greatest stealth

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Drink of the Year: Alaskan Polar Bear Heater

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That'd be the cocktail Jerry Lewis' Buddy Love favors in The Nutty Professor, proclaimed by Modern Drunkard to be one of the greatest stealth lush movies of all-time. Below, from the pages of MD, is a description of the drink. Don't try this at home. Try it at your friend's home, on New Year's Eve, with tarp on the carpet:

Many movies have featured hard-kicking cocktails, but the ?Alaskan Polar Bear Heater? may be the most infamous. Below is the recipe taken verbatim from the film...?Two shots of vodka, a little rum, some bitters, and a smidgen of vinegar?a shot of vermouth, a shot of gin, a little brandy, lemon peel, orange peel, cherry, some more scotch. Now mix it nice, and pour it into a tall glass.? Why the recipe calls for ?some more scotch? at a point when there is no scotch in the cocktail is a mystery to me. I can only assume that Jerry was ad libbing the recipe on the spot. By the way, I?ve never been brave enough to drink one myself -- the vinegar is the deal breaker for me. However, a good friend of mine filmed himself mixing one up and downing it. He described the cocktail as tasting like ?bitters-soaked ass.? When I commented that a lot would depend upon whose ass was soaked in bitters, he responded, ?Ernest Borgnine?s ass.? You have been warned.

 
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