When Dave Seville goes off to Europe on a business trip, Alvin Seville, Simon Seville, and Theodore Seville are left at home with their rather absent-minded babysitter, Miss Miller - much to the chagrin of Alvin, who dreams of world travel. While the three are playing an arcade game of Around the World in Thirty Days with The Chipettes, Alvin and Brittany begin to argue over which would win an actual race around the world. Their conversation is being eavesdropped on by siblings Klaus and Claudia Furschtein, two German diamond smugglers running out of ways of getting their wares to customers without government interference. Seeing an opportunity, the Furschsteins approach the children, telling them that they will provide them with the means for a real race around the world by hot-air balloon, with the winner receiving $100,000.
As the girls deliver the penguin to their parents, they are attacked by Claudia's henchmen. The Chipettes wrestle with the men as they attempt to steal the dolls, and a Brittany doll tears as the goons fall from the balloon. Grateful to the girls, the penguins snowball the thugs into submission and the girls escape. They notice the torn Brittany doll lying on the floor of the balloon; Jeanette picks it up and diamonds fall out of it. Opening an Alvin doll, they find it full of dollar bills; the girls realize that the whole race was just a set-up for delivering the diamonds. Deciding the boys are likely in danger as well, they head off to find them.
2nd. T is for TiffanyBy: Mark JędrzejewskiFrom: Amsterdam, NetherlandsInspired by: James Bond Diamonds are forever (movie)Story: "A Bond girl inspired cocktail, this one from Diamonds Are Forever. In this edition Bond (Sean Connery) falls in love with Tiffany Case, a diamond smuggler, part of a smuggling ring from Sierra Leone.
20. TechnicolorBy: Wouter BoschFrom: Amsterdam, NetherlandsInspired by: Pleasantville (Movie)Story: "Inspired by the movie Pleasantville, released late nineties. A movie in which Tobey Maguire gets sucked into his television show which is set in the fifties, literally. The whole movie is in black and white, but through his influence the town gains colour, slowly and not without controversy. Hence, I made a black and white cocktail, using 'fifties' inspired ingredients. Simple at first, deceivingly complex, like the movie itself."Ingredients:60 ml Tio Pepe Fino Sherry. Sherry was still a common household drink back in the day. 25 ml Lemon juice 15 ml Simple syrup (1:1)Egg whiteTop with Coca ColaMethod: Dry shake then wet shake. Strain into Libbey highball and top up with Coca Cola.Garnish: See pictureDifford's comment: A flavour combination with great potential - fino sherry shines through wonderfully. I loved the first few sips but not sure I could drink a whole one.Difford's Guide rating: 3.5/5 2b1af7f3a8