COCKTAILS WITH A SIDE OF CINEMA
Make the most of your time at home - expand your knowledge of iconic movies and the classic cocktails they’ve inspired! Sit back, relax, and enjoy this lesson in on-screen cocktails and how to put your own twist on them.
1. Want Some Coffee with your Vodka?
Since starring in The Big Lebowski, a cult classic from 1998, the White Russian became an international sensation.
Interestingly, the only link this cocktail has to Russia though is through its main ingredient: vodka.
Add a twist to this classic by swapping out the cream for almond milk for a smooth dairy-free alternative.
2. Anyone for an Orange Whip?
The famous quote ”Who wants an Orange Whip” from The Blues Brothers movie fuelled this drinks rise to popularity.
A mixture of orange juice, rum, vodka and cream makes up this popular, milkshake-type, drink. Swap the juice for sugar-free orange soda and add some curacao liqueur for the remix you didn't know it needed - until now!
3. The Flapping Long Island Iced Tea
The Great Gatsby has revived many cocktails from the 20’s, our favourite being the spirited Long Island Iced Tea.
Despite what the name suggests, it actually contains no tea. Instead it has not one, but four spirits: vodka, tequila, rum and gin. Reinvent this classic by adding some pineapple juice for a refreshing tropical twist.
4. Who’s on the Red-Eye?
Hailed for its ability to cure a hangover, the Red-Eye became iconic after featuring in the 80’s movie, Cocktail.
The recipe varies greatly depending on location, but beer and tomato juice are consistent across all. For a spicy twist, add Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and lime to the mix and serve in a salt-rimmed glass. If only we could get Tom Cruise to serve it up!
5. Round up the usual suspects for a French 75
The chic French 75 is a champagne-based cocktail made with gin, famously served at Humphrey Bogarts bar in Casablanca.
Supposedly named after a gun used by the French military, this classic is open to many interpretations. Try adding some elderflower liqueur to seriously elevate the game.
The fun doesn’t have to stop there! Why not test your customers’ knowledge with our themed pub quiz downloadable.
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