12 Famous Drinks Ordered in Movies (Slideshow)
October 23, 2013
White Russian: 'The Big Lebowski'
A typical White Russian is made with ice, vodka, coffee liqueur, and milk. The Dude liked his White Russians so much he ordered them throughout the entire film The Big Lebowski.
Orange Whip: 'The Blues Brothers'
An Orange Whip would traditionally be one egg white, orange sherbet, and orange juice blended until smooth. The drink was made famous by the Blues Brothers when Burton Mercer declares, "Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips!" And truthfully, we could down a couple of these ourselves.
French 75: 'Casablanca'
A French 75 is one of the most classic of champagne cocktails. It contains muddled sugar and lemon juice that is mixed with cognac and topped with champagne. The drink is refreshing and delicious but it was truly brought to fame in Casablanca when Yvonne’s boyfriend orders the drink.
Red Eye: 'Cocktail'
This cocktail is made with vodka, an egg, Bloody Mary mix and topped with a cold beer. This drink has been well known as a hangover cure but it was also made famous in the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail when Koglan asks Flannigan if he knows how to make the infamous cocktail.
Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist: 'Groundhog Day'
Sweet vermouth isn’t typically ordered at a bar unless it’s in a martini and even then, most people like their martinis bone-dry. This drink was made famous by Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors in Groundhog Day when he orders the drink and then states, "It always makes me think of Rome, the way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon."
Cosmopolitan: 'Sex and The City'
While the drink was a staple throughout the television series, at the end of the first movie the girls head out to a New York City bar to celebrate and order a round of Cosmopolitans. When Miranda asks, "Why did we stop drinking these?" Carrie responds, "Because everyone else started!" A traditional Cosmo à la the Sex and The City gals, is made with vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, and a splash of lime cordial.
Chianti: 'Silence of the Lambs'
Shockingly, this drink isn’t human blood, but it sort of looks like it. Hannibal Lecter (also a cannibal) explains, "A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti." We may steer clear from wine for the next few days…
Manhattan: 'Some Like It Hot'
There's something about bourbon and Marilyn Monroe that we think is pretty sexy. When we get the chance to discuss the two we have to bring in Some Like It Hot and the famous scene in which there is only vermouth and bourbon at the ready and Dolores decides it’s a fantastic idea to make Manhattans. A Manhattan is just that — a touch of sweet vermouth in some straight rye whiskey with bitters and a maraschino cherry. The drink is a take on a martini and is equally delicious
Suntory Whisky: 'Lost in Translation'
What exactly is Suntory whisky? We had to ask the same thing, but it is indeed a Japanese whisky that was made popular in the United States when Bill Murray’s character in Lost in Translation, Bob, reflected on the bottle of Suntory whisky on the table and stated, "For relaxing times, make it Suntory time."
Whiskey Sour: 'The Seven Year Itch'
Here we go again with Marilyn Monroe and whiskey, but she seems to bring the whiskey drinks to light in all her films. When Richard Sherman is talking to Miss Morris he states, "Miss Morris, I'm perfectly capable of fixing my own breakfast. As a matter of fact, I had a peanut butter sandwich and two whiskey sours." Sounds like a good breakfast to us! A whiskey sour has historically been made with sugar, lemon, and whiskey. An easy drink to make at breakfast, or anytime for that matter!
Singapore Sling: 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas'
It’s hard to dig up one particular drink (or drug) to feature from the Johnny Depp movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, which chronicled Hunter S. Thompson's gonzo journalism in Las Vegas. The Singapore Sling is mentioned early on in the movie by Raoul Duke when he says, "Let's get right to the heart of this thing. 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 mezcal on the side, hiding from the brutish realities of this foul year of Our Lord, nineteen-hundred and seventy one." A Singapore Sling is made with gin, cherry brandy, orange liqueur, Benedictine, angostura bitters, grenadine, lemon juice, and topped with pineapple juice. The drink is known for being highly alcoholic.
Vesper: 'Casino Royale'
The martini — shaken and not stirred — was made famous by James Bond years ago, but it was Casino Royale that shot the Vesper to fame. The drink is just a mix of gin and vodka with vermouth but Bond puts it far better than we ever could when he tells Vesper why he names his martini: "Once you've tasted it, that's all you want to drink."