WFC Azerbaijan: Ali and Nino

This is a high-budget Kazakh (is that the right word?) film. It’s in English, and some parts are more like a British costume drama than anything else. It’s a UK co-production, so that makes sense.

It’s a very romantic film, and it’s a very nationalistic film. So it’s a national-romantic film? It’s hard not to be charmed by the cute scenes, but the nation-building scenes are pretty difficult to swallow.

Ali and Nino. Asif Kapadia. 2016. Azerbaijan.

Arak Buck

  • 5 parts arak
  • 1 part Triple Sec
  • 2 parts lemon juice (quarter lemon)
  • 12 parts ginger ale

Stir the first three ingredients with ice in a glass. Top up with ginger ale.

This was completely undrinkable, but then I dumped a lot of simple syrup into it, and it became almost pleasant.

This post is part of the World of Films and Cocktails series. Explore the map.

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