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The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters  

Jessica Lawshe
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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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. 
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James Bond's Shaken Martini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
James Bond's Shaken Martini
Bond's vodka martini is infamously "shaken, not stirred." 
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Homer Simpson's Duff Beer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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. 
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Ron Burgundy's Scotch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
Ron Burgundy's Scotch
As well all know, Ron Burgundy loves his scotchy scotch scotch as much as we all love Anchorman
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Hannibal Lecter's Chianti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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
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Don Draper's Old Fashioned is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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, bitters, sugar, and club soda) an art. 
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Tyrion Lannister's Wine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
Tyrion Lannister's Wine

As Tyrion Lannister from Game of Thrones would say, "Everything's better with some wine in the belly." And if you love this drink, check out our list of Game of Thrones cocktails.

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Harry Potter's Butter Beer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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 can make your own with cream soda and a little rum. 
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James Bond's Vesper Martini is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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 drink."
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The Blues Brothers' Orange... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips!" 
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Jack Torrance's Bourbon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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. 
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Raoul Duke and Hunter S. Thomp... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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 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." The drink is made with gin, cherry brandy, orange liqueur, Benedictine, angostura bitters, grenadine, lemon juice, and topped with pineapple juice. 
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A Clockwork Orange's Molok... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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 something else. 
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Frank Booth's Pabst Blue Ribbo... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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
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Practical Magic's Midnight... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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. You can probably skip that "eye of newt." 
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Billy Costigan's Cranberry Jui... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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. 
17
Carrie Bradshaw's Cosmopol... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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.
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Patrick Bateman's J&B Stra... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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! 

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Michael Scott's Scotch and Spl... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
Pat Clarke added Michael Scott's Scotch and Splenda

"Taskes like Splenda, gets ya drunk like scotch!"

20
Rick Blaine's Bourbon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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. 
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Bridget Jones's Vodka is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
Bridget Jones's Vodka
Bridget Jones chooses vodka and Chaka Chan over spinsterhood in Bridget Jones' Diary
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Red Eye from Cocktail is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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.
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Radar O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
David Alex Sr. added

Grape Nehi 

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Bob's Suntory Whiskey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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 time."
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Richard Sherman's Whisky S... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Signature Drinks of Famous Characters
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 sours." The drink is made with sugar, lemon, and whiskey. A perfect morning treat!