The 2nd Annual CineMunchies: Honoring the Best of 2015 in Cinema

The 2nd Annual CineMunchies: Honoring the Best of 2015 in Cinema

Last year we unleashed the CineMunchies upon the world, and now we're back with our 2nd annual edition. Take a look at the winners* below, and listen to the latest CineDrunk podcast for our extended thoughts. (ICYMI, we discussed our personal top ten films in last week's podcast.)

The task of reviewing an entire year in film called for a strong drink.

Masala Martini
(adapted from Saveur)
2 oz gin
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2 oz orange blossom honey
1/8 tsp. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
lemon slice

Add first five ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake to incorporate honey. Add ice, and shake again. Pour into a martini glass and garnish with lemon slice. Watch the cumin grains scatter to the bottom of the glass, along with your hopes and dreams.

*For our Best Picture and acting awards, we attributed points based on our personal rankings, and those with the most points became our honorees. For other categories, we used a combination of secret ballot, tea leaves, and martini-fueled caucusing.

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CineDrunk: Best of 2015 - Top Ten Lists


It's that time of year! We've seen more than one hundred 2015 movies, so it's high time we rank them--unmercifully.

Just kidding, we're as giddy as BB-8 to talk about this impressive crop of films. And we do just that in our latest CineDrunk podcast. Without further ado, our long-awaited top ten episode in which we are drunk on movies, lists, and celery martinis. Cheers!

Celery Martini
(adapted from Saveur)

2 oz London Dry Gin
1.5 oz lemon juice
1.5 oz dry vermouth
celery salt
lime wedge
celery hearts

Rim a martini glass with lime wedge and celery salt. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add gin, lemon juice, and vermouth. Shake vigorously and strain into rimmed glass. Garnish with a celery heart.

Watch the blog in the coming days for our full write-ups on the films that were most special to us in 2015. Want more? You can't possibly, but there's more anyway! Below is a short (we promise!) bonus podcast where we discuss even more films we loved from last year, though not quite enough to make any of our lists. Spiked hot chocolate is involved.