Drinking Problem or Drink Up(ward Mobility)?


Oh darling, what to sip on while debating the cinematic merits of Slumdog Millionaire, its Oscar chances, the possible exploitation of its child stars, why it did or did not make you cry, and whether it should be called “a fairytale vision of squalid poverty” or “poverty porn,” etc? A press release landed in our inbox with this possible solution:

“With a nod to the movie sensation Slumdog Millionaire, Darbar (152 East 46th Street) is serving up the “Slumdog Millionaire” cocktail made up of Jaljeera (literally “cumin water”; popular summer drink in India consisting of mostly cumin and mint), tequila, lime juice and a splash of 7-Up) for $10.

Stop by the restaurant for truly authentic Indian cuisine and share your enthusiasm for the movie before and after the Oscars this Sunday…because if all goes according to most critics, the movie will be a big winner when the Academy hands out the coveted statues, and Darbar will be ready with great Indian food and the perfect cocktail for celebrating.”

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