If you're watching the Golden Globes on Sunday or just want a new drink to add to your repertoire, these film/television show themed libations are sure to illicit pleasure.
Inception: It is only appropriate to provide fans of this convoluted thriller an equally mysterious and complex drink. Escape to another world with Lucid, the brand responsible for lifting the 100-year absinthe ban. Mesmerize your guests by serving this anise-flavored spirit in the traditional method and watch as it morphs from green to milky white before their eyes.
Lucid Dream Stealer
Traditional absinthe drip. Pour cold water over 1.5 oz. Lucid absinthe. Stir and enjoy.
Glee: This show is a true fan favorite, due to its high energy musical numbers and campy style. For those who aren't imbibing tonight, how about a mock-tail?
New Directions Champion
1 oz. white cranberry juice
.5 oz. apple juice
Top with ginger ale and garnish with a cinnamon stick and fresh cranberries. An adult fan? For an extra layer of yum, add 1 oz. of Flor de Caña rum.
Black Swan: If this film’s dark, two-sided depth is for you, how about mixing up a cocktail to match? Made with Russian Standard Vodka and muddled blackberries, the delicious Russian Swan’s two-toned look is eerily reminiscent of Nina Sayer’s contrasting sides.
The Seductive Swan
1.5 oz Russian Standard Vodka
3 oz Lemonade
Muddle four blackberries in bottom of a tumbler. Add ice, Russian Standard Vodka and lemonade. Garnish with remaining blackberry.
Social Network: What better way to toast the story of Mark Zuckerberg’s creation than with a drink as social as Facebook itself? Punch of course is the most social cocktail – perfect for sharing with friends. This punch blends Flor de Caña rum with some hot cayenne pepper – it’s a true taste of electric spark!
1 oz Flor de Caña 7 year-aged rum
1 seedless Watermelon
One good pinch of Cayenne pepper
4 Sugar cubes
1 oz Lime juice
1 oz Club soda Dissolve the sugar cubes in 1 oz. of club soda. Add and muddle several 1-inch pieces of watermelon. Finally, add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and stir as added. Chill. (Recipe can be multiplied to fill a traditional punch bowl.)
The Standard Martini 2 oz Russian Standard Vodka Splash of Dry Vermouth Splash of olive brine Shake ingredients gently over ice. Strain and serve in a chilled martini glass. Garnish with olives.