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Starring Cocktails in Film, 'Movies' and TV

Updated: Jun 27

From the Bar to the Box Office: Iconic Cocktails in Film and TV by Birdy Slade





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Cocktails Starred in the First Films

Shaken, Not Just Stirred: The Allure of Cocktails in the Movies and on TV

Ever ordered a Martini and felt a touch of James Bond's suave charm? Or imagined yourself roaming New York with a Cosmopolitan, just like Carrie Bradshaw? Cocktails are more than just drinks; they embody the style and spirit of the iconic characters who enjoy them.


A Toast to Hollywood: How Films and TV Shape Our Cocktail Choices


Without their frequent appearances in movies and television, many cocktails might not have captured the public’s imagination or found their way onto bar menus. These on-screen moments do more than boost cocktail popularity—they inspire bartenders worldwide to create and innovate.


The Economic Cocktail: Film and TV's Impact on Liquor Sales


The influence of television and film extends far beyond mere entertainment; it has a tangible effect on the liquor industry. Iconic screen moments featuring specific cocktails and brands have significantly driven sales and brand recognition worldwide. For instance, the James Bond series not only popularized the Vodka Martini but also significantly boosted sales of premium vodka and gin brands featured in the films. 

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Films and TV Have Boosted Profits of Brewers

The Cosmopolitan's recurring role in "Sex and the City" famously led to a surge in demand for cranberry juice and Cointreau. This phenomenon demonstrates how effectively media exposure can translate into commercial success, benefiting brand owners exponentially by aligning their products with the glamour and sophistication of beloved characters and scenes.


Beyond the Bar: Cocktails in Movies, Film and TV


Join us as we explore how 125 iconic cocktails have taken center stage in films and television, enhancing stories and defining characters. From setting the mood to illustrating elegance, these drinks do more than satisfy thirst—they create memorable moments that resonate with audiences.


 

List of Cocktails in Films and TV Shows


A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


 

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Affinity

Laura

Film

Alabama Slammer

Sweet Home Alabama

Film

Americano

From Russia with Love / Quantum of Solace

Film

Apple Martini

Scrubs

TV Show

Astoria

The Aviator

Film

Aviation

Catch Me If You Can

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Bee's Knees

The Secret History

Book

Bellini

Ocean’s Eleven

Film

Bijou

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Film

Black Velvet

An Education / The Quiet Man

Film

Bloody Caesar

Trailer Park Boys

TV Show

Bloody Mary

The Hangover

Film

Blue Hawaiian

Blue Hawaii

Film

Boulevardier

Billions / Barfly

TV Show / Film

Bramble

Absolutely Fabulous

TV Show

Brandy Alexander

Days of Wine and Roses

Film

Brave Bull

License to Kill

Film

Bronx Cocktail

The Thin Man

Film


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Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Cable Car

Silicon Valley

TV Show

Caesar

The Great Gatsby

Film

Caipirinha

Fast Five / City of God

Film

Champagne Cocktail

An Affair to Remember / Casablanca

Film

Clover Club

The Great Gatsby (2013)

Film

Corpse Reviver #2

The Thin Man

Film

Cosmopolitan

Sex and the City

TV Show

Cuba Libre

Die Another Day

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Dark 'n' Stormy

Black Sails

TV Show

Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon

Book

Diamond Fizz

Giant

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

El Presidente

The Lost City

Film

Espresso Martini

Layer Cake

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Fernet-Branca

The Secret in Their Eyes

Film

Flaming Homer/Moe

The Simpsons

TV Show

Floradora

Boardwalk Empire

TV Show

Fog Cutter

A Single Man

Film

French 75

True Detective / Casablanca

TV Show / Film

French Connection

The French Connection

Film

Fuzzy Navel

Scrubs

TV Show

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Gibson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Film

Gibson Martini

North by Northwest

Film

Gimlet

The Long Goodbye

Book

Gin Fizz

Boardwalk Empire

TV Show

Gold Rush

Billions

TV Show

Golden Cadillac

Factory Girl

Film

Grasshopper

The Big Lebowski

Film

Green Russian

Archer

TV Show


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Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Hanky Panky

Magic in the Moonlight

Film

Harvey Wallbanger

Will & Grace

TV Show

Horse's Neck

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

Film

Hurricane

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Irish Coffee

The Quiet Man / P.S. I Love You

Film

Irish Maid

Brooklyn

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Jack Rose

The Sun Also Rises

Book

Japanese Slipper

Crazy Rich Asians

Film

Jungle Bird

Crazy Rich Asians

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Kamikaze

Mad Men

TV Show

Kir Royale

Casino Royale

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Last Word

Peaky Blinders

TV Show

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Mai Tai

Aloha / Archer / Blue Hawaii

Film / TV Show / Film

Mamie Taylor

Changeling

Film

Manhattan

Some Like It Hot

Film

Martini (Gibson)

The West Wing

TV Show

Mary Pickford

The Rum Diary

Film

Michelada

Narcos

TV Show

Mint Julep

The Great Gatsby

Book / Film

Mint Mojito

Chef

Film

Mint Royale

Get Him to the Greek

Film

Monkey Gland

The Little Sister

Book

Moonwalk

First Man

Film

Mudslide

Sweet Home Alabama

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Navy Grog

Master and Commander

Film

Negroni Sbagliato

Succession

TV Show

Negroni

Skyfall

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Oaxaca Old Fashioned

Chef's Table

TV Show

Old Fashioned

Mad Men

TV Show


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Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Painkiller

Cougar Town

TV Show

Paloma

Better Call Saul

TV Show

Pegu Club

The Sun Also Rises

Book

Penicillin

Elementary / Burnt

TV Show / Film

Pimm's Cup

The Theory of Everything

Film

Piña Colada

Escape (The Piña Colada Song)

Song

Pink Lady

The Seven Year Itch

Film

Pisco Punch

The Emperor of Peru

Film

Pisco Sour

The Motorcycle Diaries

Film

Planter's Punch

Our Man in Havana

Book

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Quarantini

The Daily Show

TV Show

Queen Mary

The Boat That Rocked

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Ramos Gin Fizz

Treme

TV Show

Red Death

Sixteen Candles

Film

Red Hook

Elementary

TV Show

Red Snapper

The Thin Man

Film

Rob Roy

Mad Men

TV Show

Rosemary's Baby

Named after the film

Film

Rusty Nail

The Big Sleep / Better Call Saul

Film / TV Show

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Salty Dog

Sleeping with the Enemy

Film

Sazerac

Live and Let Die / Treme

Film / TV Show

Screwdriver

Leaving Las Vegas

Film

Sea Breeze

Weekend at Bernie's / Sex and the City

Film / TV Show

Sidecar

Bonfire of the Vanities

Film

Silver Fizz

The Great Gatsby

Film

Singapore Sling

The Long Day Wanes / Saint Jack

Book / Film

Sloe Gin Fizz

The Color Purple

Film

Stinger

High Society

Film

Suffering Bastard

Mad Men

TV Show

Suntory Whisky

Lost in Translation

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Tequila Sunrise

Tequila Sunrise

Film

Tipperary

Boardwalk Empire

TV Show

Tom and Jerry

Meet Me in St. Louis

Film

Tom Collins

Meet John Doe

Film

Tommy's Margarita

Crazy, Stupid, Love

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Vesper

Casino Royale

Film

Vieux Carré

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Film

Vodka Martini

James Bond Films

Film


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Play it Again Sam - Casablanca

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Ward Eight

The Roaring Twenties

Film

Whiskey Smash

Hell on Wheels

TV Show

Whiskey Sour

Lost in Translation

Film

Whiskey Sour Rocks

Mad Men

TV Show

White Russian

The Big Lebowski

Film

Cocktail

Title

Media Type

Zazarac

The Magicians

TV Show

Zombie

The Walking Dead / Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

TV Show / Film





Full Story of the Starring Cocktails and How to Make the Cocktail Seen on Screen



  1. Affinity - The cocktail is featured in the classic film noir “Laura”, which complements the sophisticated and mysterious atmosphere surrounding the lead characters, symbolizing their complex relationships and the high society of the time. 

  2. Alabama Slammer - Featured in the college-themed movie "Sweet Home Alabama," this southern cocktail underscores the protagonist’s roots and the cultural backdrop of the film. 

  3. Americano - A classic cocktail that catches a spotlight in "From Russia with Love," where James Bond, played by Sean Connery, orders an Americano as a sophisticated yet lighter alternative to his usual martini choice.  In the film "Quantum of Solace," James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, orders an Americano as a nod to his tastes evolving over different situations, marking a departure from his signature drink in a more casual setting. 

  4. Apple Martini - This modern twist on the traditional martini is featured in the comedy series “Scrubs”. Zach Braff's character, J.D., often orders this drink during his escapades, symbolizing his quirky and youthful persona. 

  5. Astoria - This classic cocktail appears in “The Aviator”, enhancing the historical setting of the 1920s and 1930s Hollywood and aviation circles frequented by Leonardo DiCaprio's portrayal of Howard Hughes. 

  6. Aviation - In the movie "Catch Me If You Can," Leonardo DiCaprio's character, Frank Abagnale, orders an Aviation at a hotel bar, symbolizing his high-flying con artist lifestyle and the jet-set era of the 1960s. 

  7. Bee's Knees - In Donna Tartt's novel “The Secret History”, characters sip on this prohibition-era cocktail during their complex social gatherings, reflecting their secretive and elitist lifestyles. 

  8. Bellini: In "Ocean’s Eleven," this elegant drink is seen during casino scenes, matching the high-roller environment George Clooney's character navigates. 

  9. Bijou - Featured in the movie "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," this cocktail enhances a pivotal scene set in a jazz bar, symbolizing the richness and color of Benjamin’s unique life, played by Brad Pitt. 

  10. Black Velvet - In "An Education," this unique cocktail is featured during a scene that captures the sophistication and societal changes of 1960s London, mirroring the protagonist's journey through personal growth and social understanding. The Black Velvet cocktail, a mix of stout and champagne, is elegantly featured in the film "The Quiet Man," complementing the lush Irish scenery and the sophisticated yet tumultuous relationship between the characters played by John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. 

  11. Bloody Caesar - In the Canadian TV series "Trailer Park Boys," this clamato juice-based cocktail is a favorite among the characters, fitting well with the show's setting in Nova Scotia and its quirky, humorous style. 

  12. Bloody Mary: This cocktail appears in "The Hangover," illustrating the morning-after recovery scenes, emblematic of the movie’s wild escapades. 

  13. Blue Hawaiian—This vibrant cocktail appears in the movie Blue Hawaii, where Elvis Presley’s character introduces it. It symbolizes the exotic charm and laid-back lifestyle of the Hawaiian islands. 

  14. Boulevardier - This drink appears in the TV series “Billions”, where it is favored by the high-powered financial tycoon Bobby Axelrod, played by Damian Lewis, highlighting his refined yet assertive taste. The Boulevardier whiskey-based cocktail is also seen in Barfly, where it suits the gritty and raw aesthetic of the film, echoing the life of Charles Bukowski. 

  15. Bramble - This gin-based cocktail is featured in the British series "Absolutely Fabulous," where it complements the extravagant and often chaotic lives of the main characters, Edina and Patsy, played by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. 

  16. Brandy Alexander - In the film "Days of Wine and Roses," this cocktail plays a significant role in the storyline, symbolizing the characters' struggles and indulgences with addiction, portrayed by Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick. 

  17. Brave Bull - This cocktail appears in the thriller "License to Kill," where it's used to showcase the intense and brooding atmosphere surrounding the film’s revenge-driven narrative. 

  18. Bronx Cocktail - Featured in the classic film "The Thin Man," where William Powell's sophisticated detective character enjoys this lesser-known cocktail, adding to the film's witty and urbane charm. 

  19. Cable Car - Featured in the TV series "Silicon Valley," this modern cocktail is enjoyed during a celebration scene, symbolizing the tech industry's blend of innovation and extravagant lifestyle. 

  20. Caesar - In the film "The Great Gatsby" (2013), this cocktail is seen during one of Gatsby's lavish parties, representing the extravagant and excessive lifestyle of the Roaring Twenties. 

  21. Caipirinha: Featured in "Fast Five," this Brazilian cocktail is enjoyed amidst the vibrant, action-packed scenes set in Rio de Janeiro, adding local flavor as characters portrayed by Vin Diesel and Paul Walker delve into heist adventures.  The Caipirinha is also featured in the Brazilian film "City of God," this variation of the Caipirinha underscores the intense and raw atmosphere of the movie, reflecting the harsh realities of life in Rio de Janeiro’s favelas. 

  22. Champagne Cocktail - Featured in "An Affair to Remember," this elegant drink symbolizes luxury and romance and is enjoyed by Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr’s characters during their romantic encounters. The champagne cocktail is also seen in "Casablanca," where this sophisticated drink is enjoyed by characters played by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, adding a layer of luxury and romance to their encounters. 

  23. Clover Club - In the movie "The Great Gatsby" (2013 version), this classic cocktail is seen at one of Gatsby’s lavish parties, adding to the historical authenticity and opulence of the Roaring Twenties setting. 

  24. Corpse Reviver - In the film "The World's End," this appropriately named cocktail is featured prominently as part of the plot about a group of friends who embark on a pub crawl during an apocalyptic event, reflecting the characters' desire to relive and revive their past. 

  25. Corpse Reviver #1 - In the novel "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," this cocktail is mentioned as part of the eclectic and intense lifestyle of the protagonist, symbolizing moments of recovery and revelation. 

  26. Corpse Reviver #2 - Known for its curative properties, this cocktail is aptly featured in "The Thin Man," where William Powell's character uses it to ease his hangover, matching the film’s witty and boozy dialogue. 

  27. Cosmopolitan: Carried through "Sex and the City," Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carrie Bradshaw, popularized this drink, which became synonymous with the lifestyle of New York's daring, fashion-forward women. 

  28. Cuba Libre - Made famous in the film "Die Another Day," where Pierce Brosnan's James Bond enjoys this simple yet revolutionary cocktail, symbolizing a moment of leisure amidst espionage tensions. 

  29. Dark 'n' Stormy - This Bermuda cocktail is featured in the maritime adventure series "Black Sails," fitting perfectly with the stormy and tumultuous lives of pirates navigating the high seas. 

  30. Death in the Afternoon - This potent cocktail, famously invented by Ernest Hemingway, appears in his book "Death in the Afternoon," where he discusses various rituals of Spanish bullfighting, symbolizing the mixture of elegance and brutality. 

  31. Diamond Fizz - Seen in the film "Giant," this sparkling gin cocktail is part of a lavish banquet scene, reflecting the wealth and excess of the oil-rich characters played by Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor. 

  32. El Presidente - This cocktail appears in the film “The Lost City,” where characters enjoy it in a tropical setting, adding to the movie's adventurous and exotic atmosphere. 

  33. Espresso Martini: Seen in "Layer Cake," this cocktail adds to the film's stylish, high-stakes atmosphere, enjoyed by Daniel Craig's sophisticated drug dealer character. 

  34. Fernet-Branca - While technically not a cocktail, this herbal liqueur is prominently featured in the film “The Secret in Their Eyes.” It symbolizes the Argentine setting and adds depth to the cultural backdrop. 

  35. Flaming Homer/Moe - Invented by Homer Simpson in "The Simpsons," this fictional cocktail becomes part of a humorous storyline when it's stolen by bartender Moe, highlighting the show’s comedic take on creativity and theft. 

  36. Floradora - In the series ”Boardwalk Empire,” this gin-based cocktail is enjoyed by characters during a lively party scene, capturing the spirit of the Roaring Twenties and prohibition-era defiance. 

  37. Fog Cutter - In the film "A Single Man," directed by Tom Ford, this tiki cocktail is used in a party scene to reflect the 1960s California vibe and the emotional haze surrounding the protagonist, played by Colin Firth. 

  38. French 75 - Revisited in the series "True Detective," this cocktail is shared in a moment of camaraderie between detectives, played by Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, adding a historical and reflective touch to their deep conversations. The French 75 cocktail also appears in "Casablanca," where characters portrayed by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman navigate love and conflict. 

  39. French Connection - In the classic film, "The French Connection," this cocktail is subtly referenced, adding to the gritty and intense atmosphere of the cop thriller starring Gene Hackman. 

  40. Fuzzy Navel - This peachy cocktail is highlighted in the TV show "Scrubs," where it matches the quirky and light-hearted moments among the medical staff, particularly enjoyed by characters portrayed by Zach Braff and Donald Faison. 

  41. Gibson - In the spy thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy," this cocktail is used to underscore the cold and calculated atmosphere of espionage, matching the stoic demeanor of Gary Oldman's character. 

  42. Gibson Martini - In "North by Northwest," Cary Grant’s character orders a Gibson during a tense train scene, using the cocktail as a prop in his suave and deceptive persona. 

  43. Gimlet: Raymond Chandler's "The Long Goodbye" features this cocktail, reflecting the gritty, noir atmosphere of the novel. 

  44. Gin Fizz - Featured in the historical drama series "Boardwalk Empire," this cocktail enhances the Prohibition-era setting, where characters often find themselves in speakeasies and underground bars. 

  45. Gold Rush - Featured in the TV show "Billions," this modern cocktail is a favorite of the high-powered, wealthy characters who navigate the high-stakes world of New York finance, symbolizing their lavish lifestyles. 

  46. Golden Cadillac - This creamy cocktail is portrayed in the film “Factory Girl.” It symbolizes the opulence and decadent lifestyle of the 1960s art scene and reflects the life of Edie Sedgwick and her inner circle. 

  47. Grasshopper - In the classic movie "The Big Lebowski," alongside the more famous White Russian, the Grasshopper is enjoyed during a bowling alley scene, adding a quirky and nostalgic twist that aligns with the film's eclectic vibe. 

  48. Green Russian - Appears in the animated TV show "Archer," where the unconventional choice of a green variant of the classic White Russian complements the quirky and irreverent humor of the series. 

  49. Hanky Panky - This cocktail is enjoyed in the film "Magic in the Moonlight," set in the 1920s; its presence adds a touch of historical authenticity and whimsy to the romantic plot. 

  50. Harvey Wallbanger—This distinctive cocktail appeared in the sitcom “Will & Grace.” It complemented the show's lively and humorous atmosphere and the quirky characters portrayed by Eric McCormack and Debra Messing. 

  51. Horse's Neck - In the classic film "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World," this cocktail is part of the extravagant and chaotic chase, symbolizing the wild and unpredictable nature of the film’s plot. 

  52. Hurricane - This New Orleans classic is seen in the film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," where it adds local color to scenes set in the vibrant French Quarter, aligning with the historical and magical elements of the story. 

  53. Irish Coffee: Enjoyed by John Wayne in "The Quiet Man" and featured in "P.S. I Love You," this warm, comforting drink ties into themes of heritage and romance. 

  54. Irish Maid - This cocktail is seen in the romantic drama “Brooklyn,” which features Saoirse Ronan. It serves as a cultural bridge between her Irish roots and her new life in America, symbolizing her mixed emotions and adaptation. 

  55. Jack Rose - In Ernest Hemingway's novel “The Sun Also Rises,” the characters consume this cocktail. At the same time, they navigate the complexities of love and friendship during their travels, enhancing the themes of lost love and disillusionment. 

  56. Japanese Slipper - Featured in the comedy movie "Crazy Rich Asians," this cocktail is enjoyed during opulent party scenes, adding an exotic and luxurious touch that mirrors the extravagant lifestyle depicted in the film. 

  57. Jungle Bird - Featured in the movie "Crazy Rich Asians," this cocktail is seen during lavish party scenes, symbolizing the luxury and exotic appeal of the Singaporean elite. 

  58. Kamikaze - Featured in the TV show "Mad Men," this cocktail is ordered during a series of tense and competitive office scenes, symbolizing the reckless and daring attitudes of the advertising executives. 

  59. Kir Royale - This elegant champagne and cassis drink adds a touch of class in the movie "Casino Royale," enjoyed during the high-stakes casino scenes that feature Daniel Craig as James Bond. 

  60. Knickerbocker - In "Mad Men," this old-fashioned cocktail is ordered in scenes set in upscale bars, reflecting the show's meticulous attention to period details and the evolving tastes of the 1960s. 

  61. Last Word - This prohibition-era cocktail is revived in the modern TV show "Peaky Blinders," symbolizing the characters' defiance and the secretive, underground nature of their dealings. 

  62. Mai Tai - In "Aloha," this tropical cocktail is featured in several scenes to emphasize Hawaii's lush, romantic setting, enhancing the film’s themes of reconciliation and cultural appreciation. The Mai Tai is featured in the TV series "Archer," where the main characters often enjoy it during their escapades, representing their carefree and indulgent lifestyles. Of course, the Mai Tai was probably made famous by Elvis Presley's character in "Blue Hawaii," complementing the film’s exotic setting and underlining the allure of tropical escapism. 

  63. Mamie Taylor - This lesser-known cocktail appears in the historical film “Changeling,” set in the 1920s. It adds authenticity to the Prohibition-era setting and complements the film’s tense and dramatic mood. 

  64. Manhattan - A classic that adds a touch of sophistication in "Some Like It Hot," enhancing the film’s glamorous, prohibition-era setting. 

  65. Martini (Gibson) - Featured in the iconic series "The West Wing," this version of the martini was preferred by President Josiah Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen, emphasizing his sophisticated yet burdened character leading the nation. 

  66. Mary Pickford - This cocktail appears in the romantic comedy "The Rum Diary," where Johnny Depp's character, a journalist in Puerto Rico, explores local flavors and customs, adding to the tropical and intoxicating atmosphere of the movie. 

  67. Michelada - Featured in the series "Narcos," where this spicy beer cocktail underscores the Colombian drug trade's intense and often violent atmosphere, reflecting local tastes and the harsh realities of the characters' lives. 

  68. Mint Julep: In "The Great Gatsby," this cocktail is depicted during lavish party scenes, representing the opulence of the Jazz Age. The novel and its film adaptations, including performances by Leonardo DiCaprio, highlight its cultural significance. 

  69. Mint Mojito - This refreshing cocktail is featured in the movie "Chef," where Jon Favreau’s character experiments with classic and new recipes, reflecting his journey of self-discovery and passion for food. 

  70. Mint Royale - Featured in "Get Him to the Greek," this refreshing cocktail is seen during a vibrant and comedic scene, highlighting the outrageous lifestyle of the rock star portrayed by Russell Brand. 

  71. Monkey Gland - This intriguing cocktail appears in Raymond Chandler's mystery novel “The Little Sister.” It adds a touch of exotic mystery and speaks to the novel’s complex web of intrigue. 

  72. Moonwalk - First made famous when astronauts returning from space drunk it, this cocktail is featured in the film First Man, symbolizing innovation and celebrating the monumental moon landing. 

  73. Mudslide - This creamy cocktail made its cinematic appearance in "Sweet Home Alabama," where it complements the film's southern charm and laid-back romance starring Reese Witherspoon. 

  74. Navy Grog - In "Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World," this solid naval-themed cocktail underscores the camaraderie and rugged conditions aboard the British warship, emphasizing the historical naval setting. 

  75. Negroni Sbagliato - Featured in HBO's "Succession," this cocktail variation becomes a symbolic drink for the character Kendall Roy, played by Jeremy Strong, in a moment of personal revelation and transformation. 

  76. Negroni - In "Skyfall," Daniel Craig's James Bond opts for this bittersweet cocktail, showcasing a deeper, more contemplative side to his character. 

  77. Oaxaca Old Fashioned - In the culinary-focused documentary series "Chef's Table," this mezcal-based variation of the classic Old Fashioned reflects innovation and the fusion of traditional and modern techniques in high cuisine. 

  78. Old Fashioned - Don Draper, played by Jon Hamm in "Mad Men," often contemplates this classic cocktail, reflecting the series' 1960s setting and the complexities of his character's internal and external lives. 

  79. Painkiller - Seen in the TV show "Cougar Town," this tiki cocktail is often in the hands of Courteney Cox's character, symbolizing her attempts to relax and escape from the daily stresses of life, reflecting the show’s light-hearted and escapist themes. 

  80. Paloma - This grapefruit and tequila cocktail was highlighted in the TV series "Better Call Saul," fitting perfectly with the Southwest setting and the complex, morally grey characters. 

  81. Pegu Club - This historic cocktail appears in Ernest Hemingway's novel “The Sun Also Rises.” It helps set the post-World War I expatriate scene in Paris, adding to the character's sense of displacement. 

  82. Penicillin - This modern classic appears in the series "Elementary," cleverly alluding to the main character, Sherlock Holmes, and his ingenious methods of solving crimes. It also appears in the film "Burnt," where Bradley Cooper’s character, a chef striving for culinary perfection, enjoys this drink, reflecting his complex character and the pressures of the culinary world. 

  83. Pimm's Cup - In the film “The Theory of Everything,” this quintessentially British drink is enjoyed during a scene at Cambridge University, reflecting the traditional and academic setting. 

  84. Piña Colada - The song "Escape (The Piña Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes and references in various films has made this cocktail a symbol of fun and escapism. 

  85. Pink Lady - This gin-based cocktail appears in “The Seven Year Itch.” Marilyn Monroe’s character enjoys this elegant and bubbly drink, adding a touch of sophistication and femininity to her role. 

  86. Pisco Punch - In the historical drama "The Emperor of Peru," this cocktail is enjoyed during a lavish scene, illustrating the opulence and the colonial influence in Peru. 

  87. Pisco Sour - This Peruvian classic is featured in the film "The Motorcycle Diaries," as it narrates the South American expedition of Che Guevara, offering a taste of local culture. 

  88. Planter's Punch - This fruity, rum-based cocktail finds its place in the narrative of "Our Man in Havana," a novel by Graham Greene that satirizes intelligence services and their exploits in Cuba. 

  89. Quarantini - Although a modern creation, this cocktail was humorously referenced in the TV show "The Daily Show" during the COVID-19 pandemic, symbolizing the mix of creativity and coping mechanisms during quarantine. 

  90. Queen Mary—This cocktail appears in the movie “The Boat That Rocked,” which is known in the US as Pirate Radio. It's part of the vibrant and rebellious atmosphere aboard a ship broadcasting rock music illegally. 

  91. Ramos Gin Fizz - In the HBO series Treme, this bubbly and complex cocktail is enjoyed by characters deeply rooted in New Orleans culture. The show captures the city's rich cocktail history and the resilience of its people. 

  92. Red Death - Featured in the cult classic film "Sixteen Candles," this cocktail appears at a high school party, symbolizing adolescence's chaotic and transformative experiences. 

  93. Red Hook - In the mystery series "Elementary," this lesser-known cocktail is favored by Sherlock Holmes, played by Jonny Lee Miller, symbolizing his complex, sharp, and somewhat bitter personality. 

  94. Red Snapper - This cocktail, better known as a Bloody Mary, is central to the plot of the classic film “The Thin Man.” It complements the sophisticated and witty lifestyle of Nick and Nora Charles, portrayed by William Powell and Myrna Loy. 

  95. Rob Roy - In "Mad Men," this cocktail is enjoyed by Jon Hamm’s character, Don Draper, in a scene that captures the vintage and upscale vibe of the advertising world of the 1960s. 

  96. Rosemary's Baby - Named after the iconic film, this cocktail is referenced in modern bar scenes in movies that want to add a spooky or thematic twist to their setting. 

  97. Rusty Nail - Draped in mystery and sophistication, this scotch-based cocktail was featured in the classic film "The Big Sleep," enhancing the noir aesthetic and complementing Humphrey Bogart's portrayal of the private detective Philip Marlowe. More recently, the Rusty Nail Cocktail featured in the series "Better Call Saul," this cocktail is chosen by Jimmy McGill during a moment of introspection, symbolizing his increasingly complex moral dilemmas and the blending of sweet and bitter elements in his life. 

  98. Salty Dog - This grapefruit-based cocktail appears in the movie “Sleeping with the Enemy,” where Julia Roberts' character uses it in a pivotal scene to symbolize her newfound freedom from an abusive relationship. 

  99. Sazerac - This classic New Orleans cocktail appears in the film "Live and Let Die," where it complements the mysterious and sultry ambiance of the Louisiana settings, tying in with James Bond’s adventures.  In "Treme," this New Orleans classic underscores the local flavor in a series exploring the lives of musicians and residents post-Hurricane Katrina. 

  100. Screwdriver - This straightforward vodka and orange juice cocktail is used in "Leaving Las Vegas" as a symbol of the protagonist’s ongoing struggle with alcoholism, portrayed by Nicolas Cage. 

  101. Sea Breeze - In the film "Weekend at Bernie's," this light and refreshing cocktail is seen during the carefree and humorous beach scenes, adding to the film’s overall summery and playful tone.  This cocktail appears in the romantic drama "Sex and the City," where it is one of the many drinks enjoyed by the show’s leading ladies, capturing the essence of their many heartfelt conversations. 

  102. Sidecar - This classic cocktail appears in “Bonfire of the Vanities,” adding to the high-society atmosphere surrounding Tom Hanks' character. 

  103. Silver Fizz - Featured in the roaring twenties set "The Great Gatsby" film adaptations, this drink adds to the opulence and carefree extravagance of Gatsby's lavish parties. 

  104. Singapore Sling - This cocktail reappears in literature, notably in Anthony Burgess's “The Long Day Wanes.” It sets the colonial backdrop of Malaya and reflects the exotic and complex cultural tensions depicted in the novel. The cocktail is revisited in the movie Saint Jack. It enhances the exotic and seedy atmosphere of 1970s Singapore, where the film is set, adding a touch of authenticity and local flavor. 

  105. Singapore Sling Las Vegas: This drink captures the bizarre antics in "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas," and it accompanies Johnny Depp's portrayal of Hunter S. Thompson on his surreal Vegas adventures. 

  106. Sloe Gin Fizz - Featured in the movie "The Color Purple," this cocktail is enjoyed in a juke joint scene, highlighting moments of community and freedom within the constraints of the harsh realities of the characters’ lives. 

  107. Stinger - In the movie “High Society,” Bing Crosby’s character favors this cocktail, reflecting the high life and sophistication of the social elite depicted in the film. 

  108. Suffering Bastard - In "Mad Men," this cocktail cuts through the tension in a particularly intense episode, symbolizing the characters' need for relief from their personal and professional struggles. 

  109. Suntory Whisky: In "Lost in Translation," Bill Murray's character, an aging actor, forms a bond over this whisky, symbolizing his journey of self-discovery and cultural immersion in Japan. 

  110. Tequila Sunrise - This colorful cocktail found its fame in the film “Tequila Sunrise,” where Mel Gibson and Michelle Pfeiffer sipped it, reflecting the movie’s romantic and suspenseful plot. 

  111. Tipperary - In the TV series “Boardwalk Empire,” this Irish whiskey-based cocktail underscores the Prohibition-era setting and several characters' Irish-American identities. 

  112. Tom and Jerry - This warm, festive cocktail is featured in the holiday scenes in "Meet Me in St. Louis," adding to the film’s portrayal of family gatherings and seasonal celebrations. 

  113. Tom Collins - This drink is mentioned in classic films like "Meet John Doe," underscoring straightforward, all-American themes. 

  114. Tommy's Margarita - This iconic variation of the traditional margarita appears in "Crazy, Stupid, Love." The characters, played by Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling, enjoy it during a pivotal bar scene that sparks a deep conversation. 

  115. Vesper - In the James Bond film “Casino Royale,” Bond, played by Daniel Craig, specifically concocted this unique cocktail. It marks a signature moment when he names it after the lead female character, Vesper Lynd. 

  116. Vieux Carré - Featured in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," this classic New Orleans cocktail is enjoyed in a nostalgic scene, symbolizing the rich history and timelessness of the main character's journey through various eras. 

  117. Vodka Martini - James Bond, notably portrayed by Sean Connery and Daniel Craig, epitomizes the Vodka Martini - shaken, not stirred - which features in almost every Bond film and symbolizes the character's calm demeanor. 

  118. Ward Eight - Featured in the prohibition-era film "The Roaring Twenties," this cocktail adds to the authenticity of the period, symbolizing the rebellious spirit of the age. 

  119. Whiskey Smash - As seen in the series “Hell on Wheels,” this cocktail complements the gritty atmosphere of the post-Civil War era, reflecting the rough conditions and tough characters who drink it. 

  120. Whiskey Sour - In "Lost in Translation," Bill Murray's character enjoys this cocktail in a quiet, reflective scene, highlighting his loneliness and disconnection in a foreign land. 

  121. Whiskey Sour Rocks - In "Mad Men," this cocktail is another favorite of Don Draper. It showcases the show’s lead character's classic preferences and fits into the series' detailed recreation of the 1960s. 

  122. White Russian - Jeff Bridges as "The Dude" in "The Big Lebowski" brings this cocktail into cult cinema, matching the character's laid-back, idiosyncratic lifestyle. 

  123. Zazarac - An imaginative twist on the classic Sazerac, featured in the fantasy series "The Magicians," where magical cocktails represent different spells and enchantments, adding a mystical element to the storyline. 

  124. Zombie - Known for its intense and complex mix, the Zombie cocktail is aptly featured in the TV show “The Walking Dead,” which complements the series' fierce and survivalist theme. The Cocktail is also featured in the film “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,” where it depicts the exotic and adventurous lifestyle of pirates.

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