Pruneyard Cinemas gets colorful with ‘In the Heights’ cocktail

Movie fans aren’t the only people excited about the rush of new films hitting theaters.

Ray Villarruz, supervisor of the Cedar Room at Pruneyard Cinemas in Campbell, has been adding cocktails to the restaurant and lounge’s drinks menu inspired by releases like “A Quiet Place, Part II” and “In the Heights.”

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Villarruz has added “Graffiti Pete” to the menu, named after one of the characters in the hit Lin-Manuel Miranda musical and its film adaptation, directed by Los Altos native Jon Chu, which opened Friday.

The drink is fittingly colorful — matching both the character and the film’s vibrant palette — thanks to a combination of lemon and pineapple juices, peach liqueur and a float of blue curaçao. It’s not your standard tropical drink, either, as it uses gin instead of a traditional rum base, but who’s complaining?

Villarruz’s previous celluloid cocktails have included “The Silencer” for the sequel to “A Quiet Place” and “The Dalmation” for “Cruella,” and he’s no doubt already working on ideas for “Fast and the Furious 9” and “Top Gun: Maverick.”

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment


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