You guys. You’re watching this, right? Rick and Morty on Adult Swim? It’s fucking brilliant.
It’s the brainchild of Dan Harmon (I love Community) and Justin Roiland (I love Lemongrab) and airs on Monday nights at 10:30pm. It just started in December and it has skyrocketed to the top of my favorite shows list.
The show’s main characters – Rick, a crazy old scientist, and his grandson, Morty – are an homage to Doc and Marty from Back to the Future. They have ridiculous adventures together while Rick half-heartedly tries to keep Morty safe. An important thing to note is, while the characters are developed as a reference, the plots of the episodes are innovative and different than you’d expect from a typical time-travel duo cartoon. The closely follow “rules” enforced by all of us nerds, but they play a lot with what they can and can’t do. Most importantly, they are foul. And wrong. And hilarious.
In one of the more recent episodes, Rick Potion #9, Morty asks his grandpa to help him score a chick. Rick gives him a love potion that becomes airborne, causing the whole world to fall in love with him. Rick tries a few things to fix the problem, but things go grotesquely wrong.
So here’s my homage to Rick and Morty. I’ve developed a Rick Potion #9 Cocktail. It likely won’t cause the whole world to fall in love with you, but it is tasty-as-fuck and will get someone drunk. Besides, isn’t alcohol the best love potion we legally have at our disposal anyway?
Happy Valentines Day, go give this to that hot girl you can barely talk to.
Rick Potion #9
- 1/3 cup raspberry sorbet
- 1 1/2 oz Chambord
In a blender, combine raspberry sorbet and Chambord.
Pour into an old fashioned glass. Top with Prosecco.
Serve with caution. Sexy may occur.
Fontina Turner, a food blogger and graphic designer from Philadelphia, makes classy-as-fuck comfort food and consumes an unhealthy amount of cheeses and craft beers. She can be found in the kitchen, at the bar, on Twitter or trying to make H. Jon Benjamin love her. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.