Film Inspired Cocktails

Movie Weekender, the campaign that celebrates a love of watching great films from the comfort of your home, have teamed up with influential cocktail bar Trailer Happiness to create five movie themed cocktails for London Cocktail Week.

Think Kingsman, something suave and sophisticated but with hint of brutality. Fast and Furious, a high octane shooter with a scorching kick. Baywatch, a fruity beachy cocktail or La La Land, something glamourous and evocative of Hollywood, and finally a classic thrown in for good measure, the Dirty Dancing, a twist on a classic cocktail with of course, a dash of watermelon!
So get out those cocktail mixers you were bought for Christmas but never use, raid the alcohol shelf, and shake (or stir) up these delicious drinks to compliment your very own Movie Night in this weekend.

Take a look at some of the selection below

BAYWATCH

Movie Cocktails

A proper classic beach drink! Bacardi White Rum, Malibu Rum, Blue Curacao, roasted pineapple syrup and grapefruit. A blue drink garnished with three bright red cherries. Served in a hurricane glass.

Full Recipe: 25ml white rum, 20ml Coconut rum, 20ml Blue Curacao, 15ml Pineapple syrup, 10ml Orgeat, 3 dashes Tiki bitters, 20ml lime juice, 40ml grapefruit juice
Garnish with 2 cherries and an umbrella
Serve in a Hurricane glass

Method: Add all ingredients and ice to a blender. Blend for 15-20 seconds. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with cherries and an umbrella

KINGSMAN

Movie Cocktails

A twist on an Old Fashioned made with Old Forrester Bourbon and a rhubarb and earl grey syrup for maximum British profile. Garnished with an Orange twist. Served in a rocks glass
Full recipe: 50ml Old Forester whiskey, 7.5ml Rhubarb and Earl grey syrup, 2 dashes of angostura bitters, Orange twist
Served in a Goblet

Method: Pour the whiskey and syrup into a mixer glass, add the dashes of bitters and stir with ice. Pour into the goblet and garnish with the orange twist


LA LA LAND

Movie Cocktails

A classic aviation topped with champagne. Gin, Crème de violette, maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon juice, champagne.

Full recipe: 45ml gin, 15ml Maraschino, 25ml Lemon, 10ml Creme de Violette, Champagne top
Serve in a fancy glass (like this one from Savoy)

Method: Add to a cocktail shaker, shake with ice and pout to a fancy glass, like this one from the Savoy, top with champagne.

FAST & FURIOUS

Movie Cocktails

A shot of corona and 3 citrus sherbet with a shot of burning OFTD overproof rum. Served in a large shot glass

Full recipe: 25ml Corona beer, 25ml Three Citrus Syrup, 25ml  over proof Rum
Served in a rocks glass

Method: Pour beer and syrup into a rocks glass – pour the overproof rum and drink (fire optional!)

DIRTY DANCING

Movie Cocktails

Grey Goose vodka, raspberry and champagne. And of course… a watermelon. Served in a coupette.

Full recipe: 20ml Lemon, 20ml Vodka, 10ml Chambord, 10ml fresh watermelon juice, Prosecco top
Watermelon wedge garnish
Served in a coupette

Method: Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker – shake with ice and pour into the coupette, top with prosecco and garnish with watermelon wedge.

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