The 6 Most Influential Drink Orders of All Time

From 007 to Ron Swanson, here’s how to drink like your pop culture heroes
Staff Writer

It's a shame about that rug.

Be honest. Can you really drink a White Russian without thinking of The Big Lebowski or a cosmo without picturing the cast of Sex & The City? If you can’t, you’re not alone.

Pop culture’s six most influential drink orders are a revolutionary bunch. Scroll and learn — and let us know in the comments if we missed any.

1. James Bond and the Martini

James Bond

007 might have a license to kill, but he doesn’t know the right way to make his favorite drink.

2. The Dude & The White Russian

“Hey careful, man! There’s a beverage here!”

3. Hannibal Lector and a Nice Chianti

Hannibal Lector

Pairs excellently with some fava beans and liver (or so the story goes).

4. Sex and the City & The Cosmo

Sex and the City

The Cosmo is so intertwined with Carrie and her gang, many viewers assumed the show invented it. Wrong. But an understandable mistake.

5. Ron Swanson & Single Malt Scotch

Ron Swanson

Ron Swanson may be old fashioned, but he sure knows a solid drink order.

6. Blue Velvet & Pabst Blue Ribbon

Blue Velvet

If the stereotypes are right, all hipsters love David Lynch and PBR. Coincidence? Hmm?

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