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Ever since the beginning of television and movies, these two have influenced societies and cultures all around the world in so many different ways.

Various movie and TV characters changed people’s lives over the years and made them wear what they wear, talk like they talk and yes, even drink what they drink.

Therefore, we’re going to talk about 7 well-known drinks that owe its fame to TV and movie characters.

1. James Bond Martini

We all love the scenes where James Bond comes up to a bar to order a drink because we know he’s going to be very specific, sexy and smooth as hell.

Over the years, James Bond ordered many different kinds of his favorite drink. The most famous one of course is vodka martini, shaken, not stirred.

However, in the hit movie, Casino Royale, Daniel Craig orders a “Vesper” martini that’s a little bit different. He likes it shaken until it’s ice-cold with a large thin slice of lemon peel.

2. Mad Men’s Old Fashioned

Back in the 1960’s drinking on the job was a very popular trend and no one portrays it better than Don Draper, a rather complicated character from the legendary TV show, Mad Men.

Don popularized a classic cocktail called Old Fashioned which is made of:

  • muddled sugar
  • bitters
  • bourbon
  • it’s garnished with fruit, over ice

And it’s very tasty, too!

3. Cosmopolitan – Sex And The City

During the ridiculously successful TV show and two movies, Carrie Bradshaw, and her gals made this pink cocktail amazingly popular all around the world.

The ingredients are:

  • Vodka
  • Cointreau
  • Cranberry juice
  • Twist of lemon

4. Orange Whip From The Blues Brothers

In this legendary comedy, the great John Candy played a parole officer named Burton Mercer who enters a concert trying to arrest some band members and decides to stick around and have a drink. Three drinks to be exact. Three Orange Whips.

This famous drink is made of:

  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Cream
  • Orange juice

5. The Dude’s White Russian

During this cult movie, The Dude drinks the total of 9 White Russians. Jeff Bridges’ incredible performance brought Big Lebowski its eternal glory and since then White Russian has become an extremely popular drink around the globe.

Here’s what you need to make it:

  • Vodka
  • Coffee liqueur
  • Milk

6. Chianti – Silence of the Lambs

This brand of beautiful wine owes its popularity to Anthony Hopkins and his spectacular portrayal of Hannibal Lecter. In one scene Hannibal says the following: “A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.”

This wine has the color of blood. Coincidence?

7. Suntory Whiskey From Lost In Translation

Bill Murray’s character, Bob Harris, was paid $2 million to endorse and popularize a drink called Suntory whiskey from Japan. Bill’s line was “For relaxing times, make it Suntory time.” That was the first thing he ever said to Charlotte (Scarlet Johansson) when he met her at a hotel-bar.