Classic movies require classic drinking games. Some of my old stand-bys include Jurassic Barf, Empire Spikes Back and Dr. Strange-mug. (Ask me later about the rules).
Recently, a few bartenders in San Diego took the “boozie” to a new level by pouring bespoke drinks based on their favorite Wes Anderson movies. It’s only a matter of time before other movies get the cocktail treatment and I’ve taken the trouble off your hands by shaking up some of my own:
Movie: Citizen Kane, Cocktail: Rosebud
1 ounce Vodka, a drop of rose water, 1 charred lemon rind.
Movie: Jules & Jim, Cocktail: Broken Bridge
1 Saranac Black Forest Beer, 1 shot of Courvoisier, mix with equal parts Bohemia, love and melancholy.
Movie: Lawrence of Arabia, Cocktail: Aqaba
1 ounce blended scotch (a nice smoky one), 3/4 ounce blood orange juice, 1/2 ounce dry vermouth, 1/2 ounce cherry herring. Shake with ice, strain into cocktail glass and flame orange zest over the top.
Be sure to check out the full list of Wes Anderson cocktails at the link above.
Hat tip to Paste.