Boozicals

One part musical, one part booze, two parts drunken fools. Join Raven and Campbell as they explore the good, bad, and ugly in the musical world while trying to remain coherent.

Happy Hour Special #5 Season 1 Finale

May 25th, 2022

Let’s get drunk! This week Raven and Campbell celebrate their season 1 finale!!!! Together they exchange incredibly thoughtful gifts, reflect on favorite moments from the season, and discuss future podcast plans. 

 

Check out our bonus power hour on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xl0f-_I4qn0 

 

R&C Cola Recipe:

- 2 oz spiced rum

- 0.5 oz amaretto

- 0.5 oz cointreau 

- 0.25 oz campari

- Cola of choice (recommend RC Cola)

- 3-4 dashes of orange bitters

 

Combine liquors in a pint glass with ice. Stir to combine. Add cola and bitters and enjoy!

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

The Lion King (feat. Jasmine)

May 11th, 2022

It’s like Hamlet, but it makes kids cry! This week Raven and Campbell welcome the incredible, radiant, incomparable big sister, Jasmine. Together they discuss family betrayals, colorism in children’s movies, and hot Simba in the 1994 animated film, The Lion King.

 

Sarabi Sour Recipe:

- 2 oz whiskey of choice

- 2 oz lemon juice

- 1.5 oz ginger-spice simple syrup 

- 2 tbsp aquafaba

Combine in a shaker with ice and strain over ice. Garnish with your favorite sour gummy worms and other grubs.

 

Ginger Spice Syrup:

- 1 cup water

- 1 cup sugar

- 0.5 oz peeled, sliced ginger root

- 1 cinnamon stick

- 0.5 tsp ground nutmeg

Bring water to a boil over high heat. Add sugar and combine until fully dissolved. Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

The Prince of Egypt (feat. Justice and Casey)

April 27th, 2022

While they might argue who Raven’s best friend is, there is one thing they can agree on: Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. This week, join Raven, Campbell, and “best friends,” Justice and Casey, as they talk about their favorite plagues, The Bible, and getting Shrek’d in the 1998 animated film The Prince of Egypt.

 

Bloodbath 2 Recipe:

- 2 oz Strawberry Liqueur

- 2 oz Silver Tequila

- 0.75 oz grenadine

- 0.5 oz Campari

- 0.5 oz lime juice

 

Combine in a shaker with ice, strain into a margarita glass, garnish with a slice of lime and add a bloody rim as featured by the Velveteen Lounge Kitschen Youtube Channel:

Youtube link - Cocktail Recipe How-To for Halloween: Blue Blood

Instagram - @velveteenlounge

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

Cinderella (1997)

April 13th, 2022

We do not acknowledge certain Cinderella films. We are firm on this decision. You will not be seeing another. This week Raven and Campbell discuss Whitney Houston bops, color blind casting, and the absolute TALENT in the 1997 film remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

 

12:01 Recipe:

- 3 oz milk of choice

- 2 oz brandy

- 1 oz amaretto

- 1.5 tbsp pumpkin puree

- 0.5 oz maple syrup

- whipped cream

Combine brandy, amaretto, puree, and syrup in a shaker with ice. Pour over ice, top with milk and whipped cream. Garnish with a nutmeg sprinkle and a cinnamon stick.

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

Mamma Mia!

March 30th, 2022

She is a dancing queen, young and naive, gonna cause a wedding scene. This week Raven and Campbell talk evil plots, toyed heartstrings, and ABBA bops in the 2008 musical film Mamma Mia! (We miss you Erin)

 

Not Your Daddies’ Sangria Recipe:

- 1 bottle dry white wine

- 1 grapefruit sliced

- 1 lime sliced

- 1 lemon sliced

- 1/4 cup peach schnapps

- 1/4 cup Metaxa brandy or Ouzo

- fresh mint

- Soda water

Combine everything except the soda water in a pitcher and refrigerate for at least a few hours. Pour in a glass and add soda water

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

tick, tick…BOOM!

March 16th, 2022

Andrew Garfield, congration you truly have done it. This week Raven and Campbell discuss living in the city, Broadway legends, and the impact of Jonathan Larson on the musical theatre community in the 2021 film adaptation of tick, tick…BOOM!

 

Natty Boho Recipe:

- 1.5 oz whiskey

- 0.5 oz chartreuse

- 1 oz elderflower simple syrup*

- 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice

- seltzer water

 

Combine ingredients (sans seltzer) in a shaker with ice, pour into a pint glass and top with seltzer.

 

*Syrup is 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, peel of 1 lemon, ½ tsp fresh rosemary, 2 oz elderflower liqueur, 4 Earl Grey tea bags. Bring water, lemon peel, and rosemary to a boil, then add in sugar and stir until fully dissolved. Remove from heat, add liqueur, then steep tea in syrup until cool.

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

Wakko’s Wish

March 2nd, 2022

It’s time for Animaniacs, and we’re zany to the max! This week Raven and Campbell talk about prolific voice actors, impressive musical scores, and explain why Campbell is the way he is in the 1999 animated film, Wakko’s Wish.

 

Dot's Hot Toddy (Call it a Dottie Toddy and you die) Recipe:

-1oz dark spiced rum

-0.5oz amaretto 

-0.5oz cherry simple syrup

-1 cinnamon stick

-6-8 oz hot water

-a generous lemon wedge

-honey to taste

Pour liquors, syrup, cinnamon in a glass. Add hot water then stir in honey till dissolved. Add lemon wedge and enjoy

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

The Greatest Showman

February 16th, 2022

Don’t ride elephants. This week, Raven and Campbell talk about exploitation, modern musical numbers, and almost having a good message in the 2017 musical film The Greatest Showman.

 

The Balancing Act Recipe:

- 1 oz vodka, plain or flavor of choice

- 0.5 oz blue curacao

- 0.5 oz Campari

- 1 oz Grenadine

- 1.5 oz strawberry liqueur

- 1 oz honey-brown sugar simple syrup

Combine blue curacao and vodka in a small container and set aside. Combine strawberry liqueur, grenadine, and campari in a tumbler then add ice. Using a spoon, slowly pour the syrup onto the bottom layer, followed by the vodka mixture.

Simple Syrup Recipe:

- 1 cup water

- 1 cup honey

- ¼ cup brown sugar, dark or light

Add water to a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, add brown sugar, and stir until fully dissolved. Remove from heat and add honey, stirring until fully combined. Leave to cool.

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

Les Miserables (feat. Laurinda) - Pt. 2

February 2nd, 2022

CONTENT WARNING: Due to the nature of the story, this episode contains discussion of suicide from 01:06:50 - 01:24:44. There’s a reminder in the audio as well, so feel free to skip if you’d like. Happy listening!

Do you hear the people sing, listeners? We can only hear our own crying. This week Raven and Campbell are joined once again by the former head of her alto section, Laurinda! Together they discuss redemption, tragic characters, and grief (it's a laugh a minute!) in the second part of our 2012 Les Misérables discussion (Part 2 of 2).

Be sure to check out Laurinda’s cooking instagram @laurindanyarko_kitchen

 

Les Mis Pt 2 Drink:

- French wine of choice

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

Les Miserables (feat. Laurinda) - Pt. 1

January 26th, 2022

One day more, another drink, another musical. This week Raven and Campbell are joined by the former TV host of Smartkids and the best lab mate a grad student could ask for, Laurinda! While trying not to cry, together they discuss 19th century France, the merits of sing-talking, and how acting and singing can elevate each other in the 2012 film adaptation of Les Misérables (Part 1 of 2).

Be sure to check out Laurinda’s cooking instagram @laurindanyarko_kitchen

 

French 24601 Recipe:

- 1.5 oz gin

- 0.5 oz fresh lemon juice

- 0.5 oz apricot-thyme simple syrup

- Champagne

Mix gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Strain into a flute and top with champagne.

 

You can support us by donating to:

Education Through Music at https://p2p.onecause.com/boozicals 

The D’Addario Foundation: http://www.daddariofoundation.org/about/donate 

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation: https://www.mhopus.org/donate/ 

 

Email us at boozicals@gmail.com or comment your musical requests! Also be sure to follow us on our Instagram @boozicals for updates on your now favorite podcast.

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