Fictional Character Happy Hour

Do you ever imagine a bar filled with all your favorite fictional characters from books, movies and TV shows serving up their favorite bevys. Now you are! See who ordered what in this fictional happy hour and learn how to make your own version of these beverages at home.


WHITE RUSSIAN

  • Ingredients: (5 parts) vodka, (3 parts) fresh cream, (2 parts) coffee liqueur   
  • Served: On the rocks, poured over ice

Order up for The Dude, the infamous character from the classic movie comedy The Big Lebowski.

VODKA MARTINI

  • Ingredients:(6 parts) vodka, (1 part) dry vermouth, garnished with a lemon twist
  • Served: shaken, not stirred

Order up for James Bond, who in 2021 appeared in No Time to Die. Read and watch more of his adventures in the rest of the James Bond books and movies.

COSMO

  • Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Vodka Citron, 1 oz cranberry juice, 1/2 oz Cointreau, 1/2 oz fresh lime juice
  • Served: Shaken and strained into a martini glass with a lime wheel

Order up for Carrie Bradshaw, the New York City columnist and hip fashionista from Sex and the City. Catch up on all the seasons from the TV series.

OLD FASHIONED

  • Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz bourbon or rye whiskey, 1 sugar cube, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, few dashes plain water
  • Served: On the rocks; poured over ice

Order up for Don Draper, the suave art director from the hit drama series Mad Men, which centered around 1960's advertising culture. Catch up on all things Mad Men.

CHIANTI

  • Ingredients: Red wine produced in the Chianti region of central Tuscany
  • Served: With liver and some fava beans

Order up for Hannibal Lecter, a cultured psychiatrist and "foodie" of questionable tastes who first appeared in the "Hannibal Lector" series of books written by Thomas Harris that were later turned into films such as The Silence of the Lambs.

MIDNIGHT MARGARITAS

  • Ingredients: 6 oz tequila, 2 oz triple sec, 4 oz lime juice, ice and salt
  • Served: Blend the tequila, triple sec, lime juice and ice til slushy and pour in a salt rimmed glass with a touch of magic

Order up for Sally and Gillian Owen, witchy sisters caught in a family curse from the "Practical Magic"  book series by Alice Hoffman which was made into the Practical Magic movie.

TEA, EARL GREY, HOT

  • Ingredients: Earl Grey tea (ideally served from a replicator)
  • Served: Hot

Finishing the night with a non-alcoholic beverage, this order goes out to Jean-Luc Picard, Starship Captain of the USS Enterprise from the Star Trek TV series, and movie franchise. Picard appeared first in Star Trek: The Next Generation and later in the 2020 series Star Trek: Picard. Create some tea inspired beverages with these Tea Cocktails.


MAKE YOUR OWN HAPPY HOUR

Need more mixology inspiration? Try these DIY Classy Cocktails.
Keep the fictional bartending theme going and try Matching Fiction to Cocktails.
Discuss books while enjoying a beverage in the Books on Tap book club.

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