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Drinking Like James Bond Or Carrie Bradshaw

You may not be able to live exactly like they do in the movies, but you can certainly drink like they do. Have you ever wondered what James Bond’s drink of choice is? What about Carrie Bradshaw’s? 

Let’s take a look at some of the most famous cocktails from the movies. Whether you are looking for a new drink to enjoy or you want some inspiration for your next themed party, these ideas will not let you down. After all, trying a new drink is always fun, right? And, funky cocktails always impress.

White Russian

This classic cocktail is widely considered one of the best cocktails. You will be more than familiar with this drink if you have watched the film ‘The Big Lebowski’. The main character Jeff Lebowski, who insists on being called The Dude, orders White Russians throughout the entire movie. A typical White Russian is a mix of vodka, coffee liqueur, milk, and ice. 

Red Eye

The Red Eye is a cocktail you will either love or hate. It was made famous in a film called ‘Cocktail’, where Tom Cruise makes the drink, which combines vodka, an egg, Bloody Mary mix and beer. It’s supposed to be a great hangover cure.


Anyone who watches Sex and The City will be familiar with the Cosmopolitan. The girls are always ordering a round of this pretty pink drink, which is made with vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice and lime cordial. 

Orange Whip

Fans of The Blues Brothers will remember the scene in the film when Burton Mercer orders Three Orange Whips. You have probably guessed the main ingredient by the name. Orange juice and orange sherbet are mixed with one egg white to create the drink. Nowadays, most Orange Whips are made with orange juice, rum, vodka, and cream. 

French 75

If you love champagne, you’ll love this cocktail. It was originally created in 1915 at the New York Bar in Paris. However, it really became popular after it was featured in one of the most famous ever romance films, Casablanca. You can check out this film and many, many more via the IMDB API if you need to find out more or want some further inspiration. But back to Casablanca. Yvonne’s boyfriend orders the cocktail for her, which is a mix of cognac, muddled sugar and lemon juice. The drink is then topped with champagne. 

Vodka Martini 

Last but not least, we have the Vodka Martini, which you will find on virtually every classic cocktail menu around the world. We can’t mention famous movie cocktails without talking about this drink. We’ve all found ourselves repeating the popular line from the film when Bond orders a Vodka Martini and says ‘shaken not stirred’. 

There are many other drinks featured in the James Bond films, such as the Mojito cocktail, which is widely considered the best rum cocktail. Other cocktails featured in James Bond movies include the Americano, Old-Fashioned, Stinger and Vodka Tonic.


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