“Green Tea with a Kick” Hot Cocktail (for Turkey Hollow and Movies & Munchies)

Take a family of city dwellers (minus one because the parents are divorcing), add an eccentric long-lost aunt, a tale of magical woods and you get a story of sasquatch proportions.

Movies & MunchiesNovember feature is Turkey Hollow, a Jim Henson romp through a mysterious hollow.   It features the aforementioned dysfunctional family holiday as they learn “the real meaning of Thanksgiving” with some furry friends.  Wendy from a A Day in the Life on a Farm is hosting.  Read her announcement post here.


This film was a fun diversion on a weekend afternoon.   It’s definitely a family film and would appeal most to families with children.  I anticipated more Jim Henson magic but I still enjoyed the four odd creatures.

Aunt Cly, the “host” for this Thanksgiving holiday, is a vegan who owns an organic farm.  She has a difficult relationship with her neighbor, the villain of the film, who raises hormornally pumped up turkeys.  Her nephew comes to try to focus on work without distractions.  Annie, the teenage daughter, is less than enthused because of the lack of wireless signals.  Tim, the youngest sibling, is ready for any adventure and dives into the lore of the Hoodoo, a sasquatch like creature.  Of course, adventure ensues (as does a family reunion).

I also enjoyed the narrative interludes by Ludacris.

Since Movies & Munchies is about the food, I kept a list.  Here’s what I spotted.

  • turkey
  • hotdogs and bacon cheeseburgers (as a reference only)
  • beets
  • green tea
  • sweet potatoes
  • pumpkins (with faces)
  • vegan Thanksgiving dinner
  • wine
  • orange juice

We’re traveling this holiday plus I have back-to-back business trips bookending Thanksgiving so there is not a lot of cooking going on in the house, but there’s always time for a cocktail!

Green Tea with a Kick


Add a kick to your green tea. It could be lethal.


  • 6 oz. boiling water
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 2 oz. whiskey*
  • 2 T. pomegranate juice
  • 1 T. honey


  1. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. Add tea bag and steep for up to 5 minutes (or longer for a stronger brew).
  2. Discard tea bag. Pour tea into a warm mug and add whiskey, pomegranate juice and honey; stir until honey dissolves.  You may want to reheat in the microwave a bit.
  3. You can garnish with a mandarin slice and pom arils if you wish for holiday appeal!

Yield: 1 drink

*I accidentally grabbed a bottle of homemade fireball whiskey and used that in this drink.  It definitely had a kick!

The name of this cocktail comes from Aunt Cly who brings a thermos of green tea to a fight.   She stated it had a kick and it did.   I thought about my favorite non-alcoholic drink from a local coffee place—green tea with pomegranate over ice.   How would this be hot with a kick?  Delicious.

Thanks for hosting, Wendy.  This was a fun film.

Please join Movies & Munchies for December.  I’m hosting Klaus.  An announcement post will be up soon.

Happy Thanksgiving, all!

2 comments to “Green Tea with a Kick” Hot Cocktail (for Turkey Hollow and Movies & Munchies)

  • Great way to get inspiration from that scene in the movie. Sounds like you have a busy time coming up. Hope you have time to sit and relax around the table with family and friends on the actual holiday. Cheers Debra, thanks for joining me.

  • mae

    I hope you find time for an enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com