9 Drinks Made Famous by the Movies for St. Patty's Day
March 17 is St. Patrick's Day. So before you hit the bars (responsibly, obviously) check out this list of 21-and-order beverages made popular by some of your favorite films.
The Vesper from 'Casino Royale' (2006)
Assuming you can get one made without the bad guy's girl poisoning it, The Vesper is the perfect cocktail to help get you through a marathon game of high-staked poker opposite one of the world's worst terrorists. It's like Bond said: "Once you've tasted it, that's all you want to drink."
Scotch From 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' (2004)
In Ron Burgundy's world, there's only room in his belly for one thing: Scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. While the drink has been around long before the Channel 4 News Team leader had a taste for it, it's become as synonymous with Ron as mustaches and "glass cases of emotion."
The White Russian From 'The Big Lebowski' (1998)
Like The Dude's rug, this drink really ties the room together. It's ice, vodka, coffee liqueur and milk -- a simple drink for our favorite bowler.
Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks With a Twist From 'Goundhog Day' (1993)
Thanks to a time loop, weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) had plenty of chances to get to know Andie MacDowell's Rita. So well, in fact, that he learned her favorite drink (see above) and what she always drinks to (world peace). Just, if you have one or three of these, don't go making ice sculptures. Or go driving with a groundhog.
French 75 From 'Casablanca' (1942)
Not really feeling a beer for St. Patty's Day? No worries, this classic film has got you covered. Go with this champagne cocktail, made popular in the film thanks to Yvonne's beau affinty for it.
Red Eye From 'Cocktail' (1988)
It's "Coughlin's Law" that this beverage is the perfect hangover cure post St. Patrick's Day. After a long night of watching the bartending equivalent of Cirque du Soleil, treat yo'self to some vodka, an egg, Bloody Mary mix and -- the final ingredient -- a cold beer.
Cosmos From 'Sex And the City' (2008)
The HBO series boosted sales of this drink long before the movie helped turn this cocktail into the number one beverage of choice for 20-something co-eds. There are worse things to do on March 17 than going full Miranda and having a Cosmopolitan.
Chianti From 'Silence of the Lambs' (1991)
This drink is arguably the most quotable beverage in movie history, thanks to Dr. Lecter's most popular line about eating a census taker's liver with fava beans and a nice Chianti. Classic Hannibal.
Suntory Whisky From 'Lost in Translation' (2003)
No, that's not a typo. It's "whisky", made popular by Bill Murray's character in this perfect inde drama about finding yourself in Japan. St. Patty's Day and whiskey (or whisky) go hand-in-hand, so "for relaxing times, make it Suntory time."