How To Make 12 Iconic Movie Drinks

Steven Perlberg

Hollywood and booze have been synonymous for a long time.

So it's no surprise that many iconic beverages gained prominence in our bars and restaurants thanks to the silver screen.

From cult movies to blockbusters, many films' secret stars are really the cocktails consumed by overpaid actors.

We picked out 12 famous adult beverages to grace some of the best movies in history.

Casino Royale (2006) - Vesper

James Bond is of course known for a martini, "shaken, not stirred." In this 2006 remake, he got a little more specific.


  • 3 measures of Gordon's Gin
  • 1 measure of vodka
  • 1/2 measure Kina Lillet
  • lemon peel for garnish

The Big Lebowski (1998) - White Russian

Perhaps the most iconic cult movie of all time, Jeff Bridges brings us "The Dude"  who drinks one these in just about every scene.


  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 3/4 oz Kahlua coffee liqueur
  • 3/4 oz cream (The Dude uses half and half mostly, and non-dairy creamer inone scene)

Groundhog Day (1993) - Sweet Vermouth on the rocks with a twist

Bill Murray keeps living the same day over and over again in this classic. He orders this drink to win the affection of the leading lady. "It always makes me think of Rome. The way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon," Murray says tenderly.


  • Sweet vermouth
  • Ice
  • Lemon twist

Sideways (2004) - Pinot Noir

"I am NOT drinking any f—ing Merlot!" yells Paul Giamatti in this 2004 dramedy about a Santa Barbara wine trip gone wrong.


  • Pinot Noir wine comes from a "fickle grape." It's a dry, fruit-forward wine with "strawberry, cherry, raspberry and blackberry fruit taking the cake for palate presence." 

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