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There’s a reason why the Wall Street Journal‘s Eric Felton is my favorite spirits writer. He’s not afraid to think outside the box, or inside the idiot box, where he drew inspiration for his latest column on fictional cocktails. Read it with pleasure. Serious Eats has doggedly tracked down a number of the original TV sources, which I have brazenly stolen and reposted here.

The “usual”:

The Alaskan Polar Bear Heater:

The Flaming Moe:

The affects of Flanders’ Planters Punch: