Want to Sip While You Binge?
It’s Friday night and you’ve had a long week at work. All you want to do is go home, put on your favorite yoga pants and get horizontal on your sofa and binge watch some Netflix. I’m with you, friends. Nothing makes your day a little less hectic than a good night of Netflix. And since it IS Friday (or whatever day of the week you choose), why not pair a little cocktail with your binge watching? Note that I’m NOT saying you should binge drink AND binge watch – you’re not in college, mkay?!
So I have for you my recommendations of what beverage pairs best with some of the hottest shows on Netflix…
If you’re watching Narcos:
Pablo Escobar is from Columbia so you best be grabbing a Coco Loco!! If you haven’t seen Narcos yet, a Coco Loco is a perfect drink while you catch up on season 1 this summer before season 2 premiers on September 2nd!!
If you’re watching Orange is the New Black:
If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can whip up a batch of Pruno but I’m not sure I’m ready to go that far – no matter how much I love the Ladies of Litchfield. Instead, why don’t we go for a nice, orange drink instead? Remember that fabulous push-pop you loved as a kid? Well you can make the adult version in the form of a Creamsicle Cocktail!! Just keep it to a minimum.. those babies pack some calories.. 😉
If you’re watching The Ranch
Ready to hang with Ashton, Sam, Danny and Debra? Then I highly recommend an ice-cold Bud or a shot of Jack Daniels. This show is all about keeping it simple and real and you don’t get more real than a beer and a shot. And if you’re dealing with some of the family issues they are, maybe both at the same time…
If you’re watching House of Cards
If you have to ask what Frank Underwood would drink, you aren’t watching the show. I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. Frank is a bourbon man and I recommend either Hudson Baby Bourbon Whiskey, Knob Creek Single Barrel (my fave!!) or perfect for Frank – Jim Beam Devil’s Cut Bourbon Whiskey. And please don’t wimp out and put ice in it. Take it like a (wo)man – straight and make it a double.
If you’re watching Grace and Frankie
I have a vision that when my best friends and I are in our 60’s and 70’s, we’ll be the old birds causing trouble at the club. That vision includes Manhattans and Martinis at high noon which is what I recommend pairing when you watch this show about the unlikeliest of friends.
If you’re watching Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Uhm… this one’s easy and SO obvious… PINOT NOIR!! What else would you drink?! If it’s good enough for Tituss, it’s good enough for you so grab a bottle or two and hit the sofa with your besties and try not to get Tituss’ song stuck in your head!
If you’re watching Fuller House
Chances are you’re probably watching this one with the kids and depending on how you roll, I suggest pairing it with chocolate milk or if you’re feeling the mood – virgin Strawberry Daiquiris!! Okay.. if you’re REALLY feeling the mood, then you can have a regular daiquiri and they can have virgins. I mean… all’s fair, right?!
So are you ready to grab your friends, your shaker and watch your favorite show? Your show not listed? Tell me what you’re watching and which cocktail or drink you’re grabbing with your popcorn!!