Many of the most famous cocktails have been used in London films. From Cosmopolitan to Bloody Mary, we’re left craving an alcoholic beverage after watching certain scenes.
We’ve put together a guide to the most iconic cocktails from London movies.
The Clockwork Orange – The Moloko Plus
The Moloko Plus is the famous cocktail that’s devised from the movie, The Clockwork Orange. In this particular scene, Alex drinks the cocktail…
The original book for the movie never listed any ingredients or recipe, and so there have been many interpretations of the drink over the years. The commercial ingredients of the Moloko Plus cocktail most commonly used today are:
- 1 ounce Absinthe
- 1 ounce Anisette Liqueur
- 2 ounces of Irish Cream Liqueur
- 5 ounces of milk
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
All ingredients are then poured into a shaker with ice and poured into a highball glass.
Goldfinger – Vodka Martini
James Bond has been drinking Vodka Martini’s since 1964, when the drink was first introduced in ‘Goldfinger’. Here’s a snippet of the world famous line ‘shaken, not stirred’…
Why shaken? It does a few things. One being that it adds more air to the drink so the taste is stronger and makes the drink colder.
To make a Vodka Martini 007 style, you’ll need a few ingredients. These are:
- 60ml Gin
- 20ml Vodka
- 10ml Lillet Blanc or Cocchi Americano
Shake all ingredients together with ice in a shaker and pour into a chilled martini glass.
Bridget Jones’s Diary – Pimm’s
Everybody loves a glass of Pimm’s – especially in the summer. Or if you’re Bridget Jones, you need one to calm you down after you’ve turned up to a party in a fancy dress bunny costume when everyone is dressed normally.
There are many different variations of a Pimm’s cocktail, but here’s how to make the classic one that is refreshing with lemonade…
- 1 part Pimm’s
- 3 parts Lemonade
Mix all ingredients together in a half pint glass or highball. Garnish with an orange or strawberry for a summer feel.
For a slight variation for an outdoor party, you can fill a large jug with ice and pour the Pimm’s and lemonade in, so guests can help themselves to a glass. Add in some mint, strawberries and orange for a fruity twist.
Cocktail – Red Eye
The film ‘Cocktail’ starring Tom Cruise inspired the new drink ‘Red Eye’. The film is pretty much the origin of the well-known sayings ‘hair of the dog’, or to keep on drinking to cure a hangover – and that’s exactly what the Red Eye is supposed to do in this movie.
In this scene, you see Tom Cruise, playing a bartender, showing his skills at making the inspirational cocktail.
If you’re feeling hungover, or just want to try a new cocktail taste, here’s what you’ll need to make the Red Eye…
- 1 oz Vodka
- 6 o Tomato Juice
- 1 can of Beer
- 1 raw egg
Pour the vodka and tomato juice together, and then add the beer. If it doesn’t make you too nauseous, crack the egg and pour it into the drink. Do not stir.