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Falling Skies: Behind the Scenes

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After a year of garbage television featuring psychotic mutant superheroes, teenage vampires and zombies roaming the countryside I’ve had it. Add to that the Kardashians and sports cars that morph into killer robots and we can see why the boob tube is a wasteland.

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So it’s nice to see a good old-fashioned wholesome American TV show return to the airwaves. I am of course referring to the summer return of the smash TV hit “Falling Skies

Who doesn’t like an alien invasion featuring green-skin six-legged Skitters or Esphenis or Overlords? In a just a few days stretched out over three years the aliens have managed to destroy Earth’s military and kill 90% of the population. That’s entertainment TV.

This season promises to be legendary as the decimated Second Massachusetts ragtag band of defenders try to save Charleston, South Carolina while finding love on the way. It’s ashamed they pick Charleston to fight, the Carolina Panthers were having such a good year in the NFL last season. I really thought they were on the brink.

Anyway, Sunday nights watching aliens roam the countryside at will would not be the same without a few cocktails to help you get through the carnage and destruction. And check out the slideshow for some behind the scenes looks at the hit TV series.

Alien Orgasm

3/4 Oz. Amaretto

3/4 Oz. Midori Melon Liqueur

3/4 Oz. Peach Schnapps

Pineapple Juice

Orange Juice

Ice

Throw some ice in the shaker and add alcohol topping with a splash of pineapple and orange juice. Shake, serve and phone home ET.

UFO

1/3 Glass Bols Genever

2/3 glass Bitter Lemon Soda

Pour the Genever in a glass fill it up with bitter lemon add some ice cubes and you are ready.

Bols Genever is a whisky-like triple distillate of rye, wheat and corn which is then blended with a botanical and juniper berry distillate. Plan on about $39/bottle

ET Cocktail

1/3 Oz. Midori Melon Liqueur

1/3 Oz. Irish Cream

1/3 Oz. Vodka

Layer each ingredient in a shot glass starting with Midori, then Irish Cream, and top it off with Vodka.

The truth is out there.

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