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10 Cocktails From Movie Mixology — From “Crazy, Stupid, Love” to “James Bond”

There is this amazing scene in Crazy, Stupid, Love where Ryan Gosling makes an Old Fashioned before seducing Emma Stone. It’s at the moment when the sugar cube begins to dissolve that it stops being about the drink and starts being about, well, romance.

Movie mixology, aka cocktails from the movies, add another dimension to the story. We all know how James Bond likes his martini. We all know the color of Carrie’s signature drink in Sex in the City. We all know what keeps the Dude going in The Big Lebowski.

I’ve gathered the recipes for 10 cocktails from 10 different movies. With the days of summer winding down, now is your chance to invite some friends over and try your hand at movie mixology. I’ve never had the famous cocktail from Casablanca, but I think that’s where I’m going to start!

10 Cocktails From Movie Mixology:

  • Sex and the City 1 of 20
    cosmopolitan

    When you think of Carrie and the girls, you instantly picture them with their signature pink drink, the Cosmo. I confess that I absolutely went through a Cosmopolitan phase. It was a gateway drink to a ridiculous moment with apple-tinis. I know. 

     

    Image Credit: IMDB

  • Cosmopolitan 2 of 20
    sex-and-the-city1

    Recipe:

    40 ml Vodka Citron

    15 ml Cointreau

    15 ml Fresh lime juice

    30 ml Cranberry juice

    Add all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well and double strain into large cocktail glass. Garnish with lime wheel.

     

    Image Credit: Wikimedia

  • Casablanca 3 of 20
    french-75

    In between asking Sam to play it again, Rick did a lot of drinking at Rick's Café. His drink of choice was the French 75. I have never tried this drink, but after looking at the ratios of sugar to lemon to champagne, I feel that I really should.

     

    Image Credit: IMDB

  • French 75 4 of 20
    casablanca

    Recipe:

    1 oz gin

    1/2 oz. simple syrup (or 2 tsp. superfine sugar)

    1/2 oz. lemon juice

    Brut Champagne or other dry sparkling wine

    Combine gin, sugar, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into an iced champagne glass. Fill with champagne. Garnish with a twist of lemon.

     

    Image Credit: Etsy

  • Blues Brothers 5 of 20
    orange-whip

    John Candy decides to sit down and watch The Blues Brothers perform before arresting them. He orders himself and the state troopers with him Orange Whips. "Who wants an Orange Whip?" It sounds like a quirky, adult orange julius. I'll take one! 

     

    Image Credit: John Candy Stills

  • Orange Whip 6 of 20
    Blues-brothers

    Recipe:

    4 oz (four parts) orange juice

    1 oz (one part) rum

    1 oz (one part) vodka

    2 oz (two parts) cream

    Blend briefly with hand blender. Pour ingredients over ice and stir.

     

    Image Credit: Wikipedia

  • Cocktail 7 of 20
    red-eye

    Tom Cruise as Brian Flanagan in Cocktail had the answer for a hangover: the Red Eye. I am not a lager girl or a tomato juice gal, so this combination makes me a bit ill. 

     

    Image Credit: TomCruise. com

  • Red Eye 8 of 20
    cocktail

    Recipe:

    12 oz lager

    6 oz tomato juice

    1 egg

    Pour refrigerated tomato juice into a large frosted mug. Over tomato juice, pour cold beer. Do not stir. Crack egg, drop contents into mug. Do not stir. Discard eggshell, and serve.

     

    Recipe from: Drinks Mixer

     

    Image Credit: Wikihow

  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 9 of 20
    singapore-sling

    From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: "Twenty-four hours ago we were sitting in the Pogo Lounge of the Beverly Heights Hotel, in the patio section of course, drinking Singapore Slings with mescal on the side, hiding from the brutish realities of this foul year of Our Lord, nineteen-hundred and seventy one..."

    This drink sounds sweet and fruity and dangerous. 

    Image Credit: YouTube

  • Singapore Sling 10 of 20
    fear-and-loathing-in-las-vegas

    Recipe:

    40 ml (8 parts) Gin

    20 ml (4 parts) Heering Cherry Liqueur (cherry brandy)

    5 ml (1 part) Cointreau

    5 ml (1 part) DOM Bénédictine

    10 ml (2 parts) Grenadine

    80 ml (16 parts) Pineapple juice

    30 ml (6 parts) Fresh lemon juice

    1 dash Angostura bitters

    Pour all ingredients into cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into hurricane glass. Garnish with pineapple and maraschino cherry.

     

    Image Credit: Wikimedia

  • The Seven Year Itch 11 of 20
    whiskey-sour

    Tom Ewell plays Richard Sherman in The Seven Year Itch. In a heart to heart with Marilyn Monroe, he shares, "I'm perfectly capable of fixing my own breakfast. As a matter of fact, I had two peanut butter sandwiches and two whiskey sours."

     

    Wondrich from Esquire magazine remarks, "The whiskey sour is the fried-egg sandwich of American mixology: simple, dull, reliable in a pinch."

     

    Image Credit: IMDB

  • Whiskey Sour 12 of 20
    the-seven-year-itch

    Recipe:

    45 ml (3 parts) Bourbon whiskey

    30 ml (2 parts) fresh lemon juice

    15 ml (1 part) Gomme syrup

    Dash egg white (optional)

    Shake with ice. Strain into ice-filled old-fashioned glass to serve "on the rocks."

     

  • The Big Lebowski 13 of 20
    white-russian

    Knox Harrington: So you're Lebowski. Maudie's told me all about you. She'll be back in a moment, sit down. Would you like a drink?

    The Dude: [as he sits down] Uh, yeah. White Russian?

    Knox Harrington: The bar's over there.

     

    Oh yeah. Now I can abide with the Dude on this one.

    Image Credit: YouTube

  • White Russian 14 of 20
    the-big-lebowski

    Recipe:

    50 ml (5 parts) Vodka

    20 ml (2 parts) Coffee liqueur

    30 ml (3 parts) fresh cream

    Pour coffee liqueur and vodka into an Old Fashioned glass filled with ice. Float fresh cream on top and stir slowly.

  • Casino Royale 15 of 20
    vesper

    "I never have more than one drink before dinner. But I do like that one to be large and very strong and very cold and very well-made. I hate small portions of anything, particularly when they taste bad. This drink's my own invention. I'm going to patent it when I can think of a good name." - 1953 novel, Casino Royale, by Ian Fleming

     

    Image Credit: IMDB

  • Vesper 16 of 20
    casino-royale

    Recipe:

    Three measures 90-proof gin

    One measure 100-proof Polish vodka

    One-half measure Kina Lillet or Cocchi Americano

    Shake over ice until well chilled, then strain into a deep goblet and garnish with a thin slice of lemon peel.

    Ian Fleming creation

     

    Image Credit: Wikipedia

  • Crazy, Stupid, Love. 17 of 20
    Old-Fashioned

    Want to watch an Old Fashioned get made by Ryan Gosling in Crazy, Stupid, Love? Of course you do! VIDEO

     

    Image Credit: IMDB

  • Old Fashioned 18 of 20
    Cocktails from the Movies

    Recipe:

    4.5 cl Bourbon or Rye whiskey

    2 dashes Angostura bitters

    1 sugar cube

    Few dashes plain water

    Place sugar cube in old fashioned glass and saturate with bitters, add a dash of plain water. Muddle until dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey. Garnish with orange slice, and a cocktail cherry.

  • Bond, James Bond 19 of 20
    martini

    When you think of James Bond you instantly think of a martini. And how does he like it? Of course, shaken, not stirred. (Want to drive a mixologist bonkers? Order your martini shaken.)

     

    Image Credit:  pursuitist.com

  • Martini 20 of 20
    james-bond

    Recipe:

    1 1/2 oz vodka

    3/4 oz dry vermouth

    Shake vodka and vermouth together with several ice cubes in a shaker. Strain into a cocktail glass, garnish with an olive and serve.

     

    Recipe from Drink Mixer

     

    Image Credit: Wikimedia

All recipes, unless otherwise noted, are from International Bartenders Association.

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