Could you use a break? Do you need a drink to go with that break? Well, you’re in luck! I’ve got some beverages to wet your whistle.

Now go grab your chilled glasses, a shaker, buckets of ice and be ready to go and have a drink with me and the movies!

million dollarMILLION DOLLAR PURSUIT (1951) – Who doesn’t want an easy score? That one big break?! Well, if you’re a guy full of potential, but everyone thinks you’re just some small-time crook not amounting to much you can show ’em what’s what. That’s just how things are for Monte. He’s got plans! “One of these days…pull something really big!” Just wait, he’ll show you just what he means! Yup.

Monte gets his hands on a fancy key from an apartment store cashier safe! And like a guy of his nature he can’t help but do some bragging about the potential for a big score! Monte’s drink choice was a Scotch and Soda, with a twist, but heavy on the scotch.

Scotch & Soda, with a twist

You’ll need 1.5 oz of Scotch Whisky and 6 oz of Club Soda. Take a glass filled with ice, add the Scotch Whisky first and top it off with the Club Soda. Garnish the glass with a lemon twist.

heston drink

THE SECRET OF THE INCAS (1954) – Are you ready for an adventure? Are you interested in archeology and old artifacts? Want to see a strong, suave hombre in action? Well take a little trip to Peru with this this movie and see Charlton Heston in his leather jacket and hat as he sweet talks his way into a geological dig for some Incan Gold! This movie absolutely inspired Indiana Jones, just watch and see what I mean!

But, let me tell you, Mr. Heston is a real rough around the edges kinda man, and I didn’t like him all that much. I know I was supposed to though, because he is playing a man’s man! Bah!…Heston is just a selfish scammer and he sort of treats a lady to a Whisky Sour.

Whisky Sour

This fine libation is made with whisky, lemon juice, sugar, and a dash of egg white (egg white is optional, depending on who makes it.) Take 2 oz of whisky, 2/3 oz of lemon juice, a teaspoon of superfine sugar and pour it into a shaker along with some ice. Give it a good shake and then strain the drink into a glass filled with ice.

(1985) – The movie based on a board game. Re-watched this one a while back with some pals and we all laughed at the fun. No matter how many times I’ve seen this movie I still find myself giggling at the same jokes.

How can you not love this little murder mystery movie with the pale and tragic Mrs. White, Klutzy Mr. Green, Sexy Miss Scarlet, and the Butler Wadsworth? Well the alcoholic beverage of choice in CLUE was Cognac.

Cognac: Distilled Brandy from Cognac, France. Pour the old aged Cognac into a glass and sip away!


deadly spellCAST OF DEADLY SPELL (1991) – It’s 1940’s Los Angeles. The streets at night are wet and shiny. Every classy dame is dressed in a gown and you can light your cigarettes without matches because you’ve got magic hands! This detective film is filled with gore and stars Fred Ward as a detective who doesn’t delve into the Supernatural. He believes in real work and making an honest living. There’s two drinks from this flick! Clink, Clink!

Burbon & Water

Grab an old-fashioned glass. Add 2 oz of bourbon whiskey and 4 oz of water and stir. Tah-da! Bourbon and Water, whicn you can garnish with a twist of lemon peel to be fancy!

Scotch Sour (Back once again! Them classy folks love this libation.)

You need blended scotch whisky and lemon juice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then pour in 1 and 1/2 oz of blended scotch whisky and 3/4 oz of lemon juice. Shake it up well. Strain it all into an old fashioned glass filled with ice.

I would recommend checking out CAST A DEADLY SPELL if you’re looking for a horror movie this Halloween season! The gore will satisfy! So have a drink, relax and be safe with each sippy sip! Yup!

Hey there, I’ll have what she’s having! Movies and Booze, baby! I have found some more fancy beverages from movies that I have been watching these past few months and I’m rounding a few of them up right here for a drinking party! This time out I’ll share a little bit more on these films that caught my fancy, in fact it’s making feel a bit tipsy.

It’s got be cocktail hour somewhere, right? Salud!

C of NYTHE COLOSSUS OF NEW YORK (1958): This one was a bit heavy! A super smarty smart selfless scientist, Dr. Jeremy (Ross Martin), is on his way to make the world a better place, even winning a Nobel Peace Prize, when he suddenly dies! The sad is his death is basically his son’s fault! (The lesson here, don’t give your kid a toy that you may have to chase after into oncoming traffic, D’oh!) But, Dr. Jeremy comes from a science family and his father Dr. William is a brain surgeon, his brother Dr. Henry has dealings with robotics! From here Dr. Williams saves the brain with Henry’s help they revive him as a Colossus robot creature. You can bet the happy reunion doesn’t stay happy for long!

In the movie they drink a Martini, but made with two olives and an onion, so it’s like a cross between a Dirty Martini and a Gibson!

Here’s a recipe for a Martini:

It is one part Dry Vermouth and six parts Gin: Pour 1/2 oz of Dry Vermouth and 3 oz of Gin, into a mixing glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well and then strain it into a chilled martini glass, now you can garnish with an olive or some oil from a lemon peel.

wine and roses

DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES (1962) – I had never seen this movie and finally caught it on TCM one afternoon. This is a truly sad movie, but so good thanks to the actors and the story they told. Jack Lemmon is Joe Clay, a PR man who’s on the rise. When he makes the acquaintance of secretary Kirsten Arnesen, played by Lee Remick, the two fall in love and have a kid which seems to be the start of nothing but happy times. The thing is alcoholism comes into play, drinks each night grows to a need for drinks during the day and Joe and Kristen both develop some bad habits. A quote from the movie that beautifully illustrates the struggle is “Anything worth having, is worth suffering for.”

Before all the suffering the happy times began with a drink called a Brandy Alexander. It’s the drink Joe offers to Kristen to show that not all drinks have to taste alcoholic as it has a splash of chocolate. That Kirsten was a sweet tooth.

Brandy Alexander

You need Cognac, Dark Crème de cacao and fresh cream. Take a cocktail shaker filled with ice and add 2 oz of Cognac, 1 oz of Dark Crème de cacao and 1 oz of cream. Shake. Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with nutmeg, freshly grated.


busy bodyTHE BUSY BODY (1967) – This funny little film was featured in my recent movie tally post. Something about it just gave me the giggles and some silly eye rolls. It’s a comedy directed by William Castle, starring Sid Cesar. Sid, as George Norton has to retrieve a body that was recently buried with $1,000,000 hidden in the suit. A series of mishaps and double crosses ensue. Richard Pryor is also in the movie as a police chief.

During a key scene where George is trying to get some info out of a woman he is asked to mix a Scotch Sour. The whole time George is distracted by the flirty woman that he grabs a glass, some cracked ice and lemon juice, which he shakes vigorously. Upon tasting he realizes he had forgotten the scotch. What was really on his mind?

Scotch Sour

You need blended scotch whisky and lemon juice. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then pour in 1 and 1/2 oz of blended scotch whisky and 3/4 oz of lemon juice. Shake it up well. Strain it all into an old fashioned glass filled with ice.

Life at Stake cheersA LIFE AT STAKE (1954) – This is one hot movie and more than a few drinks are had to cool off! Just look at that saucy Angela Lansbury! Meow! It all starts with an out of work architect named Edward. He’s feeling sorry for himself and down in the dumps due to some bad deals leaving him pretty broke. Then in noir fashion an offer that’s too good to refuse comes knocking on his door. Angela Lansbury is Doris Hillman, a rich married woman with an eye for land as a relator. She offers Edward the chance to build and design property for her to sell, but the catch is he needs to be insured to get her husbands ok. There’s nothing to be suspicious about, right?

When Edward and Doris first meet, Edward makes himself a whisky soda, and then when the two meet again it’s a Scotch light, with lots of water for them both! “Maybe a little music will get this party airborne.” (That’s what she said!)

Whisky Soda

This is Scotch Whisky and Soda Water, it’s 1 part Scotch and 2 parts soda. Take a chilled glass filled with ice and pour in 1/2 oz of whisky and 1 oz of soda water.

Scotch & Water 

Pour 2 oz of Scotch whisky, and 5 oz of water into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Serve and Sip. Sip.

Oh and last but not least, something I learned from A LIFE AT STAKE;  Champagne, “is for good things” and you want to toast like this: “here’s to fun and love!”

But,…if you’re in a Noir movie and celebrating with Champagne you should take it with a grain of salt, something bad is around the corner. Yup.

Now I lift my glass high and say cheers to you for making it this far! May you be happy, healthy and wise! Drink, but drink safe and again never drink and drive! It’s time to find a Happy Hour! Yup!

Here’s a toast;  “to you and movies!” Clink, Clink! Drink it up!

I’m keeping an eye out for drinks mentioned in movies, if someone pours a beverage in a glass without it’s fancy name I can’t go adding it to my list. And then in some movies, it’s a drink I’ve already mentioned but it won’t hurt to mention again as it will give me a chance to highlight a fun movie. Yup, so here’s a few more adult beverages for you movieholics.

Double_Exposure_FilmPosterStinger – DOUBLE EXPOSUE (1944) 

A Stinger (it’s back again!!!!) is made by adding crème de menthe to brandy/Cognac. Take a mixing glass filled with ice, add the crème de menthe (2/3 ounce) and brandy (1 3/4 ounce), stir and then strain it into a cold cocktail glass. It can also be served on the rocks. (ice, ice!)

Sherry – DOUBLE EXPOSUE (1944) 

Sherry is a wine; it’s a Spanish wine made of white grapes. It should be served in a Sherry glass, either as an Aperitif or after dinner dessert wine. (Dessert wines are good with Twinkies, so I’ve heard.) 😉


Screenshot_2016-02-13-11-03-01Scotch & Water – MAN IN THE VAULT (1956) Tommy Dancer makes a strong Scotch and Water for the gal he brought to his house.

Pour 2 oz of Scotch whisky, and 5 oz of water into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Stir well. Serve and Sip.

Your Scotch and Soda, just how you like it. Drink!


That’s Good.


Bourbon Straight – MAN IN THE VAULT (1956) 

When you want a drink straight, it’s no frills, often called “neat” so it is just the spirit as is, solo. Pour one ounce of Bourbon into a cocktail glass, sip, sip, sip.

vault poster

Stealing Money, Drinking Drinks


you drink gibsonGibson  – THE NET (1995)

A Gibson is a martini but with an onion instead of an olive. It’s a good drink to compliment your pizza from after a night of analyzing code

Add 2.5 oz of Gin (or Vodka) and 0.5 oz of Dry vermouth into a mixing glass. Add ice, stir and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass (or Star Trek glass). Garnish with a whole cocktail onion.

Last year I started tracking drinks (alcoholic beverages) featured in old movies; Why? Well, why not!? Check out  Movie Drinks – Part One from last year where I shared 3 drink recipes from three fun movies!

Since then (over a year ago!) I didn’t really come across many more fancy beverages…funny how you start something and then it takes a while to pop up again…But eventually over the rest of the 2015 year…find some special drinks I did! Yea! DRINKS!!!!!!!

Now, let’s have a toast with a few Drinks from the movies! CHEERS!
coyle drinkBoilermaker (Again! This is a popular one!) – FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (1973) 

A shot of Whiskey and a glass of beer. You drink the whiskey first and then chase it with a beer (A shot and a beer) OR you can mix the shot into the beer and drink together. Gulp!


Shyane DetectScotch & Soda – MICHAEL SHAYNE PRIVATE DETECTIVE (1940)

Keep it simple! Take a highball glass filled with ice (large cubes preferable) and pour in Scotch, then top it off with club soda!




The White Lady – THE GOV’NOR (MISTER HOBO) (1935)

Take two ounces of London dry gin, half ounce of Cointreau, half ounce of lemon juice and 1 egg white. Mix and shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with cracked ice, then strain into a cocktail glass.

The Gov'Nor a.k.a Mister Hobo

The Gov’Nor a.k.a Mister Hobo

Orange Blossom – THE GOV’NOR (MISTER HOBO) (1935)

Take one and half ounces of London dry gin and one and half ounce of orange juice. Pour both into a cocktail shaker with cracked ice and shake. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve.


touch of larcenyPink Gin – A TOUCH OF LARCENY (1959)

Plymouth Gin and Angostura Bitters are the ingredients. Take a chilled old fashioned glass, add a few drop of the bitters, swirl it around to coat the inside of the glass and dump the bitters that’s left. Next, pour in two ounces of chilled Gin into the glass and garnish with a lemon peel (or lemon slice).



One day I will have a fancy drink party to try all these fancy beverage, but I have a feeling I’ll end the night seeing double!

Let’s all keep watching old movies and give them a toast with one of these drinks! DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE, but watch a movie and drink, it’s much safer! 😀 Yup.  Chin Chin!

Cheers! Let’s have a drink, shall we? Watching old movies, movies set in the 30’s-50’s there’s always some drinking going on. The fellas come home from a hard day and pour themselves a drink. They go out to bars and joke with the bartender and drink down shots. Well I’ve recently watched some movies with interesting drinks I have never tried or never heard of before and one day I would like to drink them. Yup.

Below is a list of some drinks and the movies they were mentioned in, yup. (I’m sharing drink recipes that I’ve found on the internets and checking them in a handy bartender book my guy Dave has, yup.)

StingerKISS THEM FOR ME (1957) Cary Grant Suzy Parker Kiss Them For Me movie

A Stinger is made by adding crème de menthe to brandy/Cognac, you take a mixing glass filled with ice, add the crème de menthe (2/3 ounce) and brandy (1 3/4 ounce), stir and then strain it into a cold cocktail glass. It can also be served on the rocks.



gun runnersBoilermakerTHE GUN RUNNERS (1958)

A shot of Whiskey and a glass of beer. You drink the whiskey first and then chase it with a beer (A shot and a beer) OR you can mix the shot into the beer and drink together.



Pink Lady –  TOPPER (1937) THE DEVIL DIAMOND (1937)

Pink Lady-0007A gin drink and the main ingredients are gin, grenadine and egg white. Though it seems some recipes call for cream instead of egg white but then it’s a Pink Shimmy. It is said apple jack is in the original recipe for a Pink Lady which gave the drink it’s distinct flavor so you mix the gin (1 1/2 ounce), apple jack (3/4 ounce), grenadine (1-2 dashes), and 1 egg white into a shaker with ice, shake vigorously and then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

As I discover more drinks in movies I will add to this list, so stay tuned!  I do hope to have a day, party or gathering where I can try these drink myself and share them with my friends. Who’s up for a round? Cheers and drink responsibly! Never, EVER Drink And Drive, like they did in those old movie! Stay safe people, stay safe!