The happiest place on earth just got a teensy bit happier, thanks to 29 very adult beverages concocted by Cocktails by Cody, mixologist extraordinaire.
You can like and follow Cody at https://www.facebook.com/Codys.cocktails, and you can look at the sweeeeet cocktails at http://www.buzzfeed.com/juliapugachevsky/disney-themed-cocktails-you-need-to-try-asap#.htq8R05NA — maybe do both as you’re multitaskingly noodling on your tablet and watching your fave Disney movie. Before we look at the drinks, let’s take a quick look at what makes Disney movies so very dear to our Millennial hearts – and which ones make us mist up the most.
Would it surprise you to learn someone has actually studies Millennials and children’s movies? No? Yeah, we weren’t too surprised either when we read that Millennials “are behind much of this success. 26% of the people who attended The Lion King that opening weekend were non-families. The Muppets specifically targeted millennials with viral video marketing and Saturday Night Live appearances.”
The Lion King is, absolutely, at or near the top of our list of favorites. And here we’d been thinking only our parents and grandparents were hooked on nostalgia, but the same study says that our age group wants to “return back to movies we loved when we were children. It’s why television channel TeenNickin response to multiple Facebook groups requesting older pro millennials are behind much of this success. 26% of the people who attended The Lion King that opening weekend were non-families. The Muppets specifically targeted millennials with viral video marketing and Saturday Night Live appearances.
When you only look at these two movies, there’s one simple answer that explains why millennials helped boost sales dramatically beyond expectation. Nostalgia. Apparently, millennials aren’t too young to feel it. We want to return back to movies we loved when we were children. It’s why television channel TeenNick started running a segment called ‘The 90’s are All That’ in response to multiple Facebook groups requesting older programming.”
Noodle on, EdgyPlater, at http://howtomarkettome.com/2012/04/07/why-do-millennials-watch-childrens-movies/. And then, when you feel all grown up, go take a look at those cocktails. We especially like Curious Confection, a blue-to-white-to-yellow dream that’s the same colors as Alice’s dress, pinafore and hair as she skipped through Wonderland. It’s made by layering Malibu Orange vodka on the bottom, crème de banana in the middle and blue curacao on top. Well done, Cody! Another pretty one is Maleficent, Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis and a lovely mix of Apple Pucker on the bottom, grape schnapps in the middle and black vodka on top. Dreamy!
Evil Stepmother from Cinderella sounds fabulous – chocolate liqueur topped by pomegranate juice topped by chocolate vodka. Be mean to us!