For a few years at work, some of my friends started what eventually became the Fancy Film Foundation. It was simple: one person picks a movie and a pairing (food or drink) and then we all watch the movie. At the time we had a dark room at the office we could sneak into.
One of the “films” I hosted was FLCL, which is actually a six episode experimental anime about growing up. I removed the credits from each using
ffmpeg, and cut down what would have been nearly three hours into two hours seventeen minutes!
And of course I had to have a drink, so I modified something to make it a little more special. It’s lived on only as a text file until now. Presenting, the “Spicy FLCL Manhattan”, otherwise known as the “Medical Mechanica Manhattan”.
Spicy FLCL Manhattan (2016-05-12) Modified from: http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/massamanhattan?cmpid=pin 3 tablespoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon cardamom 2 tablespoon corriander 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon paprika 3 teaspoons tumeric 2 tablespoon ancho chili powder toast over low heat for a few minutes Then add 2 cups water, 2 cups brown sugar Bring to a boil, then turn off heat and allow to stew for 2 hours or more Attempt to strain using a coarse filter into a mason jar for storage. Drink: 2oz rye 3/4oz sweet vermouth 2-3 dashes of angostura bitters orange zest 3/4 oz of above syrup (1 1/2 tablespoon) Combine, chill over ice, strain into lowball glass + orange zest garnish
— @KirbySaysHi Sep 18, 2019