Famous Cocktails From The Movies

Have you ever watched your favourite movie and wondered what one of the characters is drinking? Perhaps it is Carrie Bradshaw’s pink coloured cocktail in Sex and the City? Maybe you want to know what James Bond ordered when he said the famous line ‘shaken, not stirred’? In this post, we will reveal some of the most famous cocktails from the movies so you can drink like your favourite film star.


Vodka Martini – It is only right that we begin with James Bond and one of the most famous lines of all time. When Bond said ‘shaken, not stirred’ he was ordering a Vodka Martini. In the 2006 film, Casino Royale, Bond outlines how he likes his Vodka Martini made. He requests one measure of vodka, three measures of Gordon’s gin mixed with half a measure of Kina Lillet. He then asked for the drink to be shaken over ice and finished off with a thin slice of lemon peel.

Old Fashioned – Next we have Old Fashioned, which is a drink widely enjoyed around the world. It is a combination of bitters, water, spirit, and sugar. There have been many adaptions of this drink. However, in the television programme, Mad Men, Don Draper elects to have his made with rye whiskey.

Cosmopolitan – Still wondering what the pink coloured cocktail Carrie Bradshaw drinks is? Well, that would be a Cosmopolitan. Carrie and the girls are always ordering a round of this colourful drink. It is a mix of vodka, cranberry, lime, and orange. Bbcgoodfood.com has a good recipe. So if you like fruity drinks, this will definitely be one of the best cocktails to try.

French 75 – There are several drinks featured in the film Casablanca, however, the French 75 cocktail is definitely the most interesting and famous. The recipe is a mixture of dry gin, champagne, superfine sugar, and lemon juice.

White Russian – Another drink you may wish to try is a White Russian. If you have seen the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski you will definitely be familiar with this drink. The Dude, which is the key character in the movie, always has one of these cocktails in his hand. A typical White Russian is made with vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream, and it is served over ice. You could make the drink extra tasty by heading to the likes of www.twochimpscoffee.com and purchasing your own ethically sourced coffee so that you can make your own delicious liqueur.

Alaskan Polar Bear Heater – Only a film like the Nutty Professor would have such a crazy cocktail. It’s original, but the jury is out on whether it’s tasty! The ingredients are as follows – a dash of rum, two shots of vodka, some bitters, a tiny bit of vinegar, a shot of gin, a shot of vermouth, a little bit of brandy, a cherry, an orange peel, a lemon peel and some more scotch to finish off.

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