Explore the magic of fiction-inspired drinks! From Butterbeer to Vesper, mix up these delightful cocktails from your favorite stories.
Do you find yourself fascinated by the unique fictional drinks you read about in books or see in movies? Well, you’re in luck because these fictional beverages have been brought to life thanks to some creative minds and dedicated fans. They’ve successfully made the transition from the realms of imagination to our very own reality!
Grab a glass and get ready to treat your taste buds as we explore some of the best real-life beverages inspired by your favorite fictional drinks.
Butterbeer: A Wizard’s Delight
Let’s start with a classic: Butterbeer from the Harry Potter series. This drink has sparked the imagination of fans worldwide, and now you can create this sweet, boozy delight right in your own home.
- 1 oz butterscotch schnapps
- 6 oz cream soda
- 1 oz vanilla vodka
- Whipped cream, butterscotch syrup, and butterscotch whipped cream for garnish
Just mix the schnapps, vodka, and cream soda together, top with the whipped cream concoctions, and you’ve got yourself a mug of Butterbeer.
If you want something a bit sweeter, maybe you could brew smoothie beer instead!
Moloko Plus: A Clockwork Creation
Next up is Moloko Plus from A Clockwork Orange. This drink, served at the infamous Korova Milk Bar, has been reimagined by talented mixologists to create a complex and aromatic cocktail. With ingredients like rum, mezcal, and cardamom-infused milk, it’s a drink that’s as intriguing as the film itself.
- 2 oz rum
- ½ oz mezcal
- ½ oz Bénédictine
- 3 oz cardamom-infused milk
- A bar spoon of simple syrup
- 2 dashes of orange bitters, Angostura
- 2 oz sparkling wine
Shake the ingredients (except the sparkling wine), strain into a glass, top with the sparkling wine, and you’ve got yourself a drink that’s worthy of Alex and his droogs.
Miruvor: The Elvish Elixir
Moving on to the world of Middle-earth, we have Miruvor, a drink known to provide strength and vigor to those who consume it. Inspired by J.R.R Tolkien’s descriptions, this drink is a sweet mead made with elderflowers to provide a light and floral flavor.
- ¼ cup of honey
- 3 oz of elderflower liqueur
- 3 oz of gin
- 3 oz of fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- Tonic water
- Optional: Edible flowers or herbs like rosemary, lemon balm, or thyme for garnish
Combine the honey syrup, elderflower liqueur, gin, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker, add ice, and shake well. Strain the mixture evenly into two glasses, then top off each with tonic water. Your Miruvor is now ready to be enjoyed.
The Screwdriver: Tarantino Style
Now, let’s take a detour into the world of cinema with Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown. In the movie, we see Samuel L. Jackson’s character enjoying a Screwdriver, a simple yet classic cocktail made with vodka and orange juice. To make it even better, use fresh-squeezed juice and serve it in a highball glass full of ice.
- 2 oz vodka (Belvedere recommended)
- 4 to 6 oz fresh orange juice
Pour the ingredients into the glass, stir, and enjoy this refreshing drink with a cinematic twist.
Vesper: Shaken or Stirred?
Last but not least, we have the Vesper from Casino Royale, the fictional drink of drinks for all Bond afficionados. While James Bond originally asks for Gordon’s gin, we recommend adjusting the proportions for a more contemporary taste.
- 2 measures gin
- 1 measure vodka
- ¾ measure Lillet Blanc
- 2 dashes orange bitters
Stir the ingredients (yes, stir, not shake), pour into a martini or coupe glass, and express a thin slice of lemon peel over the drink for that perfect Bond touch.
We hope you enjoyed this delightful collection of beverages inspired by the world of fiction. Whether you’re a fan of Harry Potter, A Clockwork Orange, Lord of the Rings, Quentin Tarantino, or James Bond, there’s a drink on this list for you.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your homebrewing projects. Cheers to bringing fiction to life, one drink at a time!