There are some stories that stick with us for many years, even if we’re unsure why. For us, Slumdog Millionaire is certainly one that resonates deeply, and if you’ve seen it, we’re sure you think the same! Since its release in 2008, Slumdog Millionaire has become one of the most successful films in recent history, winning over critics, audiences, and Academy members alike. In fact, it was nominated for 10 Academy Awards in 2009 alongside 4 Golden Globe nominations.
In case you haven’t seen it: the film follows the story of Jamal Malik, a former street urchin who is on the Indian edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? He is only one correct answer from winning the top prize, and the film recounts how a “slumdog” is about to become only the second person in history to win the show. Through a series of flashbacks, we have the opportunity to see how it is that Jamal knows the answers to these incredibly different questions.
Undeniably, the film’s a masterpiece at championing the underdog – and who hasn’t felt like an underdog at some point? Whether you’re in need of inspiration or simply want to watch an entertaining movie, we suggest Slumdog Millionaire for your viewing pleasure.
And why not watch it with a glass of Plumdog Millionaire?
An obvious play off the hit movie, the Plumdog Millionaire is a unique cocktail, infused with the light flavor of lavender syrup. In this case, the lavender syrup plays the underdog, if you will, fighting through the intense flavors to make an innovative cocktail. If you’ve ever wanted a recipe that uses exotic beverage syrups, the Plumdog Millionaire is one that you must try.
The following recipe, spiced up with exotic beverage syrups, takes only a few minutes to make and creates a serving for one.
- 2 oz. gin
- 1 oz. Japanese plum wine
- 1 oz. Amoretti Premium Violet Lavender Syrup
- Black plum
- Lavender sugar
First, rim the cocktail glass with the lavender sugar. Next, pour the gin, wine, and lavender syrup into a glass with ice and stir well, ensuring that all ingredients and flavors mix with one another. You’ll be surprised at how exotic beverage syrups have the strength to lightly shine through such rich textures.
Finally, strain into the prepared cocktail glass. Take a slice of the black plum and allow it to float in the drink for garnish. Enjoy!