• October 1, 2022
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Sweet Tooth Season 1 Poster / Netflix

Ten years ago “The Great Crumble”, a virus pandemic, killed many people in the world and led to the mysterious emergence of hybrid babies born part human, part animal.

Unsure if hybrids are the cause or result of the virus, many humans fear and hunt them. Gus, a half-deer hybrid, lives in the wilderness with his father, who dies when Gus is nine years old. Gus discovers a box buried by his father beneath a tree; this box contains what Gus believes is a photograph of his mother, with the word “Colorado” written on it.

After his father’s death, Gus sets a fire before deciding to leave his and his father’s home in the Yellowstone National Park to find his mother. The fire alerts nearby hunters to his location, and they try to murder Gus because he is a hybrid. However, Gus speaks, and the hunters are visibly surprised. This is where Tommy Jepperd, a lone traveler, steps in. He saves Gus and tells him to not set fires, because they attract attention. Afterward, he tries to leave Gus behind except that Gus follows him. Gus insists Jepperd escort him to his mother in Colorado.

This series is one of my new favorites. The timing is perfect and the subject matter is poignant in this strange time we are living through. The plague, the discrimination, and segregation. The wonder and fear of a new world that has gone on without you, that you were meant to be protected from and shielded against. Gus and his father had been living without any other human contact for 9 years and to keep his hybrid son safe, tells him that the world is all fires and there is no one out there but bad people. One little fire during the day is all it took for them to be found out and set the course for the rest of the series. This is an adventure that is set in a world full of obstacles and new experiences for this little hybrid boy.

“I don’t want to be special, I want to be like everyone else”

This one is a little spin on a long island iced tea that is a little special.

Highball glass with ice

  • ½ oz Apple Vodka
  • ½ oz Apple Whiskey
  • ½ oz White Rum
  • ½ oz Gin
  • Fill Sweet and Sour Mix
  • Fill Sprite

Add alcohols to a highball glass with ice. Fill with equal amounts of sweet and sour mix, and Sprite.

“I ain’t never seen a deer one before.”

This one is on the herbal side

Mason Jar

  • 1 oz Bloom Pink Gin
  • 3 mint leaves
  • 1 squeeze of lemon
  • 1 basil leaf
  • Fill lemonade

Add the basil and mint leaves to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add ice and gin to the cocktail shaker. After shaking, strain into a mason jar with ice. Fill with lemonade.

“For the first time in his life, Gus was on a real adventure.”

Chocolate is the best new thing in this world, on this adventure.

Bucket Glass

  • 1 oz Chocolate Chip Cookie Vodka
  • 1 oz Half and Half
  • ½ oz Chocolate Syrup

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a bucket glass.

“Don’t do any weird deer shit.”

Conceal yourself at all costs, blend in, and don’t let your ears twitch.

Rocks Glass

  • 1 oz white rum
  • 1 oz white creme de cacao
  • 2 mint leaves

Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with mint leaves.

“I spy with my little eye, something that begins with the letter E.”

Everything E

Bucket Glass

  • ½ oz Elderflower syrup
  • 1 oz Everclear
  • Iced Earl Grey Tea

Add the syrup and Everclear to a bucket glass with ice. Fill with Iced Earl Grey Tea.

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