Classic Cocktails and the Movies That Made Them Famous

Raise an old-fashioned like Don Draper, sip a cosmo like Carrie Bradshaw, and order your martini like James Bond (you know, not stirred). These cocktail hours come with a side of cinema.

Don Draper of "Mad Men" = Old-Fashioned

Don Draper's confidence spills over to his no-holds sipper. This suave combo of bitters and bourbon is just as good this decade as it was in the 60s. 

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Ingredients: Bourbon, sugar, bitters, orange slice, Maraschino cherry

Clark Griswold of "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" = Eggnog

All that's missing is the moose cup.

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Ingredients: Light rum, bourbon, egg yolks, milk, sugar, whipping cream, vanilla, nutmeg

Carrie Bradshaw of "Sex and the City" = Cosmopolitan

Their style was only half the conversation -- it's what the gal-pals were sipping during their dish-fests that put cosmopolitans on the map. 

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Ingredients: Vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, lime juice

James Bond of the Bond Series = Martini

Mr. Bond owns one of the most famous cocktail lines in cinema history. And with his unstirred utterance, the martini was brought to the mainstream.

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Ingredients: Gin, dry vermouth, green olives

Bridget Jones of "Bridget Jones" = Chardonnay

Bridget knew just the companion for a night in with her diary: Her favorite tipple, the crisp chardonnay.

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Details: One of the most popular white wines available, Chardonnay brands swing widly from fruity to oaky. Chardonnay is known for its versatile pairing abilities.

Hannibal Lecter of "Silence of the Lambs" = Chianti

"A nice chianti" never sounded so chilling as when Anthony Hopkins delivers it. His character's dinner choices, however, we'll skip.

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Details: Chianti labled "Chianti Classico" is from a specific region of Italy; wine labled "Chianti Riserva" has been aged longer than other varieties.

Bob Harris of "Lost in Translation" = Whiskey

As played by Bill Murray, this character was shilling for Suntory Whiskey in a clever scene that finds his humor (apologies for the pun) lost in translation.

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Details: Cut whiskey with lime and lemon juice, sugar, and a skewer of fruits.

The Dude of "The Big Lebowski" = White Russian

This creamy cocktail may as well have made the end credits of "The Big Lebowski," thanks to the protagonist's penchance for the drink.

Ingredients: Vodka, coffee liqueur, light cream

 

 

 

Brian Flanagan of "Cocktail" = Pina Colada

Not coordinated like Tom Cruise's bottles-behind-the-back bartender? Skip the showmanship, keep the cocktail. 

Ingredients: Rum, cream of coconut, crushed pineapple, lemon juice

 

 

 

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