Couch Potato Pickings | My 10 movie-themed cocktails

Cocktail,Tom Cruise

The last time I ‘wrote about’ Cocktail, I used it as an excuse to list my favourite classic cocktails along with the films in which they star. Actually I didn’t say much about the Tom Cruise film at all.

Check out Cocktail and my favourite cocktails here.

Since then, I’ve been busy dreaming up my own cocktail creations, taking inspiration from the world of movies.

And here are ten of them:

Breakfast at Tiffany’s,Audrey Hepburn

A champagne cocktail made with the usual sugar cube, angostura biters and brandy, and also a big dollup of marmalade.

Some Like It Hot,Marilyn Monroe

Bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters mixed in a hot water bottle.


Gin & (ti)tonic served with novelty cruiser and iceberg ice-cubes.


Gin and… blue Curacao of course.

A Bloody Mary that’s dangerously heavy on the Tabasco.

The Silnce of the Lambs,Anthony Hopkins

A mulled wine with bite (made with cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, a chilli, oranges, lemons, brandy, sugar – and a bottle of Chianti of course).

Milk,Sean Penn

Milk, vodka and coffee liqueur. In other words, a White Russian. OK, Harvey Milk was Lithuanian in origin, but let’s not get bogged down in geography.

The Grapes of Wrath,Henry Fonda

Cheap white wine, served warm.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Daniel Radcliffe

A magical twist on the classic flaming Sambuca and coffee beans combo. I can’t tell you more than that or I’ll turn into a toad.
Cocktail (see how I’ve avoided talking about this film again) is showing today 25th September on  Channel 4 at 11.15pm

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