Annaliese Griffin, a Quartz reporter and Vermont-based working mother who has had it with snow days this year, recommends embracing the waning days of winter with a Brandy Alexander: a concoction of two ounces of cognac, one ounce of crème de cacao, and one ounce of cream shaken with ice, strained, and topped with fresh grated nutmeg.

“It’s plush and boozy and feels fancy,” writes Annaliese of the drink, in her spirited defense of creamy cocktails. “The depth of the brandy and its considerable bite combine with the cream in a way that accentuates both elements—they’re somehow creamier and boozier together than either ingredient would be alone.”

If you’re on a roll, you might commemorate this weeks’ 20th anniversary of The Big Lebowski (20th!?) with a home screening and a White Russian. (Annaliese also offers a recipe for that, along with her favorite, the Colorado Bulldog.) The dude abides.

Have a great weekend!

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PS: Just getting around to those Oscar movies?

If the Academy Awards on Sunday inspired you to finally see some of the nominated movies, well, good for you! It was a strong field, and a lot of them are available to stream now. For $47, reports Quartz’s Ashley Rodriguez, you could watch nearly all of the Best Picture nominees between services like Amazon, iTunes, and Fandango Now. And of course, many of 2017’s great movies weren’t honored at the Oscars. For more movie-watching inspiration, check out Adam Epstein’s alternative nominees, which could set you up for a weekend of strong women on screen, with flicks like Girls Trip (best actress, Tiffany Haddish) and Wonder Woman (best director, Patty Jenkins.)

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