Movies and TV shows are known to inspire fear, joy, imagination. But what about thirst? Watching your favorite character down a crisp cocktail can get you hankering for some of the good stuff. Forget taste buds, the iconic drinks in many of your favorite movies can definitely fire up the "thirst-buds." But which famous character has the best signature drink?
Anyone that's ever watched an episode of Mad Men knows that the show goes down smoother with a Don Draper Old Fashioned in hand. You can't have a vodka martini without thinking "shaken not stirred," a la James Bond. And you definitely think twice about ordering a glass of Merlot after seeing how Paul Giamatti's character in Sideways feels about it.
We learned about French 75's from Casablanca, Red Eyes from Cocktail, White Russians from The Dude in The Big Lebowski, and bourbon and Advocaats from Jack Torrance in The Shining. Which of these signature drinks is the most iconic? Vote on our list of famous drinks to share your boozy thoughts. Did we forget your favorite character's beverage of choice? Feel free to add it to the list!
So before you fire up that movie on Netflix, HBO, or your Blu-ray player, consult our list of signature drinks of famous characters. Then get blending, mixing, stirring... or shaking!
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The Dude's White Russian The Dude from The Big Lebowski abides by his signature White Russian, which is two parts vodka, one part Kahlua, and one part heavy cream.
James Bond's Shaken Martini Bond's vodka martini is infamously "shaken, not stirred."
Homer Simpson's Duff Beer Duff beer started out as Homer's famous, but fictional, beer on The Simpsons. It's since become a real beer that you can find at Universal Studios.
Ron Burgundy's Scotch As well all know, Ron Burgundy loves his scotchy scotch scotch as much as we all love Anchorman.
Hannibal Lecter's Chianti We all know what Hannibal Lecter loved to have with his Chianti, a red wine, in the movie The Silence of the Lambs.
Don Draper's Old Fashioned Nothing will make you want to nap harder or seduce women as quickly as an Old Fashioned (or three) at lunch time. Don Draper, the leading ad man of Mad Men, made drinking an Old Fashioned (made with bourbon or rye whiskey, ...
The Blues Brothers' Orange Whip Orange Whips are made with egg white, orange sherbet, and orange juice and then blended until smooth. The drink became infamous when Burton Mercer of the Blues Brothers declares, "Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? ...
James Bond's Vesper Martini James Bond is known for his method of martini — shaken and not stirred — but in Casino Royale he orders a Vesper martini made of gin and vodka with vermouth. "Once you've tasted it, that's all you want to ...
Tyrion Lannister's Wine As Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones would say, "Everything's better with some wine in the belly."
Harry Potter's Butter Beer Butterbeer, a popular wizarding beverage in the Harry Potter series is described as "a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch." Ron, Hermione, and Harry imbibe at numerous locations in the wizarding world. You ...
Jack Torrance's Bourbon While Jack Torrance's real thirst was for "REDRUM," he famously sets his " bourbon and advocaat down right here." Advocaat is a rich and creamy drink that has a custard like flavor.
Raoul Duke and Hunter S. Thompson's Singapore Sling While there are many drinks (and drugs) associated with the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Raoul Duke mentions a Singapore Sling early on: "Let's get right to the heart of this thing. Twenty-four hours ...
A Clockwork Orange's Moloko Plus This drink from A Clockwork Orange gets the characters ramped up to commit "ultraviolence." According to the book, the recipe calls for milk and hallucinogens. You could maybe take that to mean absinthe... or ...
Frank Booth's Pabst Blue Ribbon Dennis Hopper, as Frank Booth, gave a winning and frightening endorsement of Pabst Blue Ribbon in David Lynch's Blue Velvet.
Practical Magic's Midnight Margaritas "Barbados lime is just the thing." The girls from Practical Magic know you just put the lime in the coconut, and that margaritas are the only cure for heartache. Tequila, lime juice, Cointreau, eye of newt, blend.
Billy Costigan's Cranberry Juice Billy Costigan orders a cranberry juice in The Departed... and then bashes in a guy's head with an empty glass.
Patrick Bateman's J&B Straight and a Corona American Psycho killer Patrick Bateman orders a "J&B straight and a Corona." That's J&B scotch whiskey straight, with no ice, and a Corona!
Rick Blaine's Bourbon While Rick Blaine doesn't drink with guests in Casablanca, he does drown his sorrows in a whole bottle of bourbon once he learns that Ilsa is in town.
Bob's Suntory Whiskey Suntory whisky is actually a real Japanese whisky. It became popular in the United States when, Bob, played by Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, peers at the label and utters, "For relaxing times, make it Suntory ...
Pat Clarke added Michael Scott's Scotch and Splenda "Taskes like Splenda, gets ya drunk like scotch!"
Red Eye from Cocktail This cocktail, known for curing hangovers, is made with vodka, an egg, Bloody Mary mix and topped with a cold beer. In the Tom Cruise movie Cocktail, Koglan asks Flannigan if he knows how to make the infamous drink.
Richard Sherman's Whisky Sour Richard Sherman from The Seven Year Itch knows how to fix his own breakfast. He tells 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 ...
Carrie Bradshaw's Cosmopolitan Carrie Bradshaw's Cosmpolitan is made with vodka, Cointreau, lime juice and a splash of cranberry juice to give it its signature color. Sex and the City kicked off a worldwide craze and craving for this cocktail.
Bridget Jones's Vodka Bridget Jones chooses vodka and Chaka Chan over spinsterhood in Bridget Jones' Diary.
Phil Connors's Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist Sweet vermouth isn’t a common bar order, unless it's with a martini, but this is the drink that brought Rita and Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors together in Groundhog Day. He orders the drink and then states, ...
Miles's Pinot Noir Miles, played by Paul Giamatti in Sideways loves his Pinot Noir. We all know how he feels about Merlot: “If anyone orders Merlot, I'm leaving. I am NOT drinking any f--king Merlot!”
Hank's Schraderbräu Hank Schrader does a little of his own "cooking" when he makes his own brand of beer, Schraderbräu, in Breaking Bad.
Yvonne's French 75 The drink most commonly associated with Casablanca is the French 75 ordered by Yvonne and her Nazi suitor. The drink is made with gin, lemon juice, sugar, and then topped with champagne.
Dolores's Manhattan when you only have vermouth and bourbon, you have just enough ingredients to make a Manhattan. Dolores, played by Marilyn Monroe, whips this one up in Some Like It Hot. A maraschino cherry garnish is perfect too, if you ...
Arthur's Sidecar We love our sidecars too! This drink is ordered by Arthur in Bonfire of the Vanities when he sits down with Bruce Willis' character. It's made with bourbon or cognac, Cointreau, lemon juice, and an optional sugar ...