Disney’s March 8 release of Oz: The Great and Powerful has me conflicted. On one hand, I can’t help but be sucked into the technicolor grandeur of the trailer, in which a tuxedo-clad James Franco is sent to the land of Oz to defeat the Wicked Witch. On the other hand, what new spin on the classic — that made Dorothy’s red slippers and Margaret Hamilton’s cackle immediately recognizable — could possibly out-do Wicked, the uber-musical centering around the misunderstood Wicked Witch of the West? Unless James Franco turns green, belts a high F and flies through the air, this movie has its work cut out for it.
Nevertheless, as is the case with any movie that features flying monkeys, I’m interested — particularly as a perfect excuse to pair with-a-twist cocktails with the classic icons of Oz.
To start things off, this cocktail is sweet, light and a little bit dangerous — just like Glinda. Try this Glinda-inspired punch that will flirt and wink its way into your heart, and then knock you out with a Bourbon kick. Nice one, Glinda.