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Robert De Niro's High-Maintenance Martini and More Celebrity News

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Take a look where your favorite celebrities wined and dined this week and what went on in their kitchens.

Restaurant Buzz

Former couple Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult were spotted having dinner at Los Angeles' Little Door. [JustJared]

Anne Hathaway grabbed a fresh smoothie at Glow in Hollywood, Calif. [JustJared]

Lauren Conrad had dinner at West Hollywood's Aventine restaurant. [JustJaredJr.]

Revenge co-stars and off-screen couple Josh Bowman and Emily Van Camp had lunch in Loz Feliz, Calif., before parting ways, and Van Camp went grocery shopping at Gelson's for dinner ingredients. [DailyMail]

Justin Timberlake, wife Jessica Biel, and friends munched on burritos and tortilla soup at La Fondita in Amagansett, N.Y. [NY Post]

Modern Family's Eric Stonestreet snacked on Stanley Cup-themed cupcakes from Crumbs Bakery. [WhoSay/EricStonestreet]

Seen & Heard

When it comes to Robert De Niro's gin martinis, you better believe there are detailed instructions. [NY Post]

Rihanna sipped white wine backstage during her concert tour. [Instagram/BadGalRIRI]

Eva Longoria and Katie Couric sipped margaritas during a taping of the Late Night with Jimmy Kimmel show. [WhoSay/EvaLongoria]

Channing Tatum shared a family photo of one of his childhood birthdays, when he stuffed his face with cake. [WhoSay/ChanningTatum]

Here are the details on Michael Jordan's $10 million wedding and the tremendous wedding cake. [The Daily Meal]

Jessica Simpson celebrated daughter Maxwell's first birthday with carnival treats and boardwalk décor. [The Daily Meal]

Stars like Sofia Vergara, Colton Haynes, Kevin Spacey, and Katy Perry, as well as others were guests at The White House Correspondents' Dinner. [The Daily Meal]

Jake Gyllenhaal grabbed lunch with pal Jonah Hill in Manhattan, where they ran into America Ferrera. [Rumor Fix]


Drink to the Oscars With Inspired Celebrity Cocktails

The role of cocktails on the silver screen is no great mystery.

From James Bond's famous Vesper to Nick and Nora Charles' continuous stream of on-screen martinis, some classic movies are defined by what the characters imbibe. But, it makes you wonder: What might celebrities drink off-screen?

In his new book, Celebrity Cocktails ($50, Assouline), author and beverage consultant Brian Van Flandern celebrates some of the most well-known Hollywood talent through the art of mixology.

"There has been a connection between the film industry and the cocktail since the early days of Hollywood," he says in the book's introduction. And it's clear why after flipping through the book: Glamour, both then and now, goes hand-in-hand with elegant craft cocktails. It's been that way since before the golden years of film.

While not all of the drinks featured in his book reflect what celebrities order at the bar, Van Flandern's inspiration does stem, in part, from having served celebrities like Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn.

Now, with Oscars on the horizon again, it's fitting to celebrate the many Academy Award-winning stars featured in Van Flandern's book. And you won't need to look any further to turn your watch party into a glamorous affair.


1. Ingrid Bergman, Champagne Passion

One of the greatest actresses of Hollywood's golden age, Ingrid Bergman won three Academy Awards: for best supporting actress in Murder on the Orient Express (1975) and best lead actress for Anastasia (1957) and Gaslight (1945). One of her most well-known roles, though, was Ilsa Lund in Casablanca . Her character only drinks Champagne, so it's understandable why Van Flandern's Bergman-inspired cocktail has a bubbly base. Paired with passion fruit puree, simple syrup and Alizé, the drink is alluring and elegant--just like the lauded actress. Get the recipe.


2. George Clooney, House of Friends

Clooney has been in the news a lot lately: His marriage to Amal Alamuddin his partnership with friend Rande Gerber for Casamigos Tequila his upcoming films. It's easy to imagine what it would be like to hang out for a night with the booze-loving actor. Van Flandern's tribute to the two-time Oscar-winner (for best supporting actor in 2005's Syriana and best picture as a producer for 2013's Argo ) unsurprisingly uses Casamigos Tequila and is named for Clooney's friendship with Gerber. The drink also uses Chartreuse, Cointreau and lime juice, which he says sounds like an unusual combination, but "they come together like old friends. who always have a good time." Get the recipe.


3. Elizabeth Taylor, Taylored Black Russian

This cocktail isn't just inspired by Liz Taylor, but based on what she called her favorite cocktail: "Hershey's Syrup, vodka and Kahlúa." Thus was born Van Flandern's Taylored Black Russian. Curious how she thought up this odd combination? Well, that's a question there may never be an answer to. It's hard not to be enamored by the double Oscar winner (she landed best lead actress for both Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf in 1967 and Butterfield 8 in 1961), we're less sure about this drink. But if it was good enough for Liz, we're willing to give it a shot. Get the recipe.

4. Gary Cooper, The Original Old Fashioned

Tasteful and understated: Not sure if we're talking about the actor or the cocktail? This pairing seems natural, especially considering it's made with a base of Old Grand-Dad Whiskey--the spirit preferred by Cooper's character in the 1950 western Dallas . Two ounces of whiskey, one sugar cube and two dashes of Angostura Bitters is all you need to channel Coop. Add a lemon peel square for ultimate satisfaction. We're sure the two-time winner for best leading actor in High Noon (1952) and Sergeant York (1941) would approve.


5. Robert De Niro, Dirty Martini

Who woulda thunk that Robert De Niro likes his Martinis dirty? During Van Flandern's stint bartending at top New York restaurant Per Se from 2004 to 2007, the actor would occasionally stop by for dinner and a drink with his wife. While she preferred Champagne, De Niro would always ask Van Flandern for two measures of vodka, one measure of olive brine--shaken and extra cold, of course--with three olives. We imagine that's also how he celebrated his two Oscar wins, one for best supporting actor in 1974 for The Godfather II and another for best lead actor in 1980 for Raging Bull .


6. Bette Davis, Champagne Cocktail

Like a true acting legend, the costumes Bette Davis wore only enhanced her talent. Similarly, the Angostura Bitters-soaked sugar cube in a Champagne Cocktail makes the bubbly better. Davis won two Academy Awards for best lead actress for her parts in Jezebel (1939) and Dangerous (1936). She once famously said, "There comes a time in every life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne."


A teenage paparazzo’s ‘Dog Dance’ with pop culture

It was Bob Dylan who transformed Brad Elterman into a teenage paparazzo. That was in 1974, when the folk-rocker was set to headline the Fabulous Forum and Elterman was a Sherman Oaks high school kid who scored a ticket, front row center. He realized: “I better bring a camera.”

Nothing would ever be the same. Elterman, now 56, remembers the songs, the crowd, the aroma of smoldering marijuana. He could afford only two rolls of film, but he chose his shots carefully and came home inspired. On a whim, he mailed his pictures to Sounds in England, and the music weekly printed them.

That began a career documenting pop culture, shooting rock ‘n’ roll bands and teen idols, A-list celebrities and their glittering courtiers, finding many of his best images backstage and at parties. There were Ramones and teenage Runaways, Muhammad Ali and Brooke Shields, ex-Beatles and movie stars on the town.

It was a moment of glamour and high decadence, now collected in “Dog Dance” (Damiani: 96 pp., $35), Elterman’s book of photographs from his early career. “I never slept back then,” he says of his work routine. “I didn’t take drugs. I didn’t drink. I went home and developed the film.”

Along the way, he founded and sold two photo agencies — California Features International and Online USA — and after a decade of shooting put his cameras away. About two years ago, he began shooting again, spending his nights at art openings, rock ‘n’ roll dives and invitation-only events where the parking lots were crowded with luxury cars.

“He’s still 18 years old,” says Kim Fowley, the flamboyant former music producer and impresario of the Runaways, who remains close to the photographer. “He still giggles. He’s still a cuddly bear. He’s still at the emotional level of a 10th- or 11th-grade boy loose in a candy store with a genius eye for pop culture.”

Elterman’s venue now is Purple Diary, the photo blog of France’s edgy Purple fashion magazine. He’s hoping to soon direct his first film, a short based on his experiences as a teenage photographer in the ‘70s.

At the canyon home he calls Villa Le Reve, he keeps a small book of Helmut Newton photographs on his bedside table and shoots models in the backyard. Among the first was model-actress Chelsea Schuchman, who posed topless in jean shorts last year as workers installed a swimming pool behind her. She credits Elterman’s evocative pictures on Purple.fr with accelerating her modeling career.

“He hadn’t shot for 20 years,” says Schuchman. “He had all these different cameras around his neck and his hands were trembling. He’s like, ‘I’m sorry, I’m just so nervous. I haven’t done this in such a long time.’ It was really sweet and endearing.”

In his living room are modernist paintings by his mother, Frances Elterman, who co-founded (with her dentist husband, David) the Graphic Arts Council at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art but never exhibited her work. Elterman has none of his own pictures on the walls. “I look at this stuff all day long on the computer,” he says, sitting beside a coffee table stacked high with magazines. “I want to see something soothing.”

On a nearby shelf is a row of books by “paparazzo extraordinaire” Ron Galella, a major influence on him. Elterman sees little connection to the current paparazzi generation. “I think that business today is vile — with a capital V,” he says. “I don’t think any of these guys in the street are doing it for the fun.”

When Elterman began, it was an era when an ambitious San Fernando Valley kid with a camera might be invited to an after-concert party for the Faces on Wilshire Boulevard and find in front of him Paul and Linda McCartney, Bob Dylan and Cher. He was still using a borrowed camera and had only one roll of film. “It was a constellation of rock gods there,” he says, still marveling at the memory.

Elterman was barely 20 when he got his first apartment at Sunset and Doheny, on the Sunset Strip. He drove a Mercedes and had his own Telex machine, sending overnight text messages to international publications decades before the arrival of email.

He had a special rapport with the Runaways, who were essentially his age. He photographed band members Joan Jett and Cherie Currie often, hung out with the group at the Tropicana Motel and Dukes Coffee Shop, snacking on hamburgers and frozen Snickers bars. Fowley liked having him around, and one of Fowley’s odd catchphrases became the title of Elterman’s book. “Kim would say, ‘We’re having a dog dance at my apartment,’” Elterman says. “It was a party.”

On a recent night in the courtyard of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Elterman stands with a camera in one hand and a drink in the other. He’s here for a screening of a new film from MOCAtv and for a stylish young crowd ideally suited to the Purple Diary blog. He shoots MOCAtv’s Emma Reeves with artist Ed Fornieles, who made the evening’s film, and then AJ Angeles, a club kid in black raincoat with a white fur collar.

“There’s Mickey from Maroon 5,” he says and rushes over to bassist Mickey Madden, wearing a green windbreaker. Elterman bums a cigarette from Roxine Helberg, a young film director and friend from France who has appeared in Elterman’s online Purple pages. “She’s going to produce my movie — if I can afford her,” he says with a laugh.

She smiles. “That’s an open question,” she says, but later adds of Elterman, “What’s special about him is he still has that inner child. He’s not jaded at all.”

Elterman looks at the scene swirling around him, searching for subjects that represent “the essence of coolness,” he says. “I don’t have a clue who a lot of these people are, but they are very photogenic.”

He won’t be partying into the early morning hours. His work habits haven’t changed much since his first pictures in the 1970s. “I know when to call it a night,” Elterman says. He’ll be back home before midnight, posting his pictures online for the world to see.


From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Kylie Jenner, here's where the celebs eat in Houston

January
Who: Jose Andres
Where: Kata Robata
Details: When the celebrity chef hit town to speak at a conference immigrant reform. he left a social media trail of hotspots he visited, including Upper Kirby's Kata Robata, Heights bar Better Luck Tomorrow, and Midtown's Holman Draft Hall.

Pictured: Jose Andres and Kata Robata's chef Horiuchi “Hori” Manabu.

March
Who: J.J. Watt
Where: Jonathan’s The Rub
Details: Since star Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has a residence in Houston, he's spotted in the Houston area grabbing a bite on a regular basis, including at Kata Robata at Upper Kirby, Killen's Barbecue in Pearland, Pizaro's Pizza, and Jonathan’s The Rub in Memorial, where he usually orders the Chipotle Pork.

July
Who: Andrew Zimmern
Where: Hugo's
Details: While in Houston filming for the Travel Channel's "The Zimmern List" show, celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern was clocked via social media at Gatlin's Barbecue in Oak Forest, Crawfish and Noodles in Alief, and Heights bar Better Luck Tomorrow one day, and at Hugo's in Montrose, The Original Ninfa's on Navigation in east downtown, and Himalaya Restaurant in Sharpstown the next.

August
Who: Jeff Sessions
Where: El Tiempo Cantina
Details: A social media post of owner Roland Laurenzo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the now defunct Montrose locale of the Tex-Mex mini-chain drew outrage and calls for a boycott. The photo has since been deleted.

Pictured: Jeff Sessions and an El Tiempo owner Roland Laurenzo.

September
Who: Camila Cabello
Where: Yauatcha
Details:Pop singer Camila Cabello, who was the opening act for Taylor Swift’s Houston tour stop, dined with a group at Chinese Dim Sum teahouse Yauatcha two nights in-a-row during her stay. Among the items ordered were the scallop shui mai, venison puff, Chilean sea bass, Thai-style chicken, Texas grapefruit tea, berries and peach melba dessert with a side of ice cream.

Pictured: Singer Camila Cabello at the European MTV Awards in Bilbao, Spain, November, 2018. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP)

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October
Who: Tiffani Thiessen
Where: Coltivare and Eight Row Flint
Details: In Houston to promote her cookbook “Pull Up a Chair: Recipes from My Family to Yours,” the "Saved By the Bell," "Beverly Hills 90210" and "Melrose Place" actress headed to Eight Row Flint in the Heights for tacos. During her visit, Thiessen also dined at Italian eatery Coltivare, also located in the Heights, where she frequently dines when she is in town.

Pictured: Tiffani Thiessen (Photo: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

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October
Who: Robert De Niro
Where: Nobu Houston
Details: De Niro, a co-founder of Nobu, landed in Houston to take part in a sake ceremony that acts as the official grand opening of Nobu at the Galleria. After the event, the Academy Award-winning actor, who is partial to the miso-marinated black cod and Matsuhisa Martini, stayed for a meal.

Pictured: Nobu's chef Nobu Matsuhisa and Robert De Niro.

November
Who: Wilmer Valderrama
Where: Goodnight Charlie's
Details: Valderama hit up Montrose's Goodnight Charlies to host a Johnnie Walker Election Day party. Offerings at the honky tonk with live music performances include tacos and funnel cake, plus craft cocktails and a roster of more than 40 bourbons.

RELATED: Actor/activist Wilmer Valderrama hosts Johnnie Walker election party at Goodnight Charlie's

November
Who: Ayesha Curry
Where: International Smoke
Details: Curry, who co-owns International Smoke restaurant with James Beard Award-winning chef, Michael Mina, flew into the Bayou City for the official grand opening of the CityCentre locale. Curry and guests feasted on fare including items with a global spin from the grill and tasty ‘cue.

Pictured: Ayesha Curry visited International Smoke, the restaurant she owns with partner chef Michael Mina, in Houston. (Photo:Jamaal Ellis)

November
Who: Kylie Jenner
Where: Nobu Houston
Details: Where in the world is Kylie Jenner during boyfriend Travis Scott's Astroworld Fest in Houston? According to social media, Nobu. The reality TV star and makeup mogul posted the Instagram photo above, seemingly, from posh sushi spot, where she enjoyed double desserts: churros and the Nobu Lanai Fiji Water Shave Ice made with mango granita, red bean, and tropical fruit confit, plus tropical fruits and coconut sorbet.

Pictured: Kylie Jenner (Photo: Instagram)

November
Who: Michael Strahan
Where: Fleming’s
Details: Houston-born Michael Strahan turned 47 in November, and flew back to his hometown to celebrate. While in H-Town, he posted a photo with his family at a local-area Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar.

Pictured: Michael Strahan and family at Fleming's (Photo: Instagram)

December
Who: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Where: Killen’s Barbecue
Details: While he was Houston to attend the funeral of late president George H. W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger swung by Killen's Barbecue, where he enjoyed a tray stacked with a combo of meats. Before departing the Pearland joint in a black SUV, the actor and former Governor of California Schwarzenegger waved to onlookers and said his trademark phrase, "Hasta la vista, baby."

Pictured: Killen’s Barbecue owner and pitmaster Ronnie Killen and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

December
Who: Dennis Rodman
Where: Kata Robata
Details: Retired professional basketball player Dennis Rodman dined at Upper Kirby's Kata Robata, where the fish is flown in directly from Japan multiple times a week. The bustling modern restaurant has also attracted the likes of celebrity chef Jose Andres and Houston Texans star J.J. Watt.

Pictured: Dennis Rodman, second from right, and Kata Robata staff members.

December
Who: Tyra Banks
Where: Dish Society at Finn Hall
Details: Before a busy evening of hosting -- and rapping at -- the Altus Foundation gala in Houston Saturday, model Tyra Banks fueled up at Dish Society at Finn Hall. Banks dug into an order of fried chicken and biscuits as well as the bacon balsamic Brussels sprouts.

You never know who you might see the next time you're out to dinner.

Celebrities from Arnold Schwarzenegger to Houston-native Michael Strahan have been spotted dining at restaurants across Houston this year.

Click through the photo gallery above to see where your favorite celebs eat when they dine out in Houston.


LABOR DAY Celebration by the Stars September 6th

Labor Day holiday by the stars, what to do, what to drink and how to impress your guests! Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September every year. This official national holiday began in 1894 to honor the social and economic achievements of workers in the United States. Labor Day unofficially marks the end of summer and many Americans celebrate with picnics, parties, weekend getaways and other popular summer activities over the course of the three day holiday weekend.

Read on to discover your Labor Day celebration style according to the stars!

ARIES: Holiday Break – Your Labor Day ideal holiday is packed with adventurous activities and risk taking challenges. Organize a game of beach volleyball or flag football to show off your competitive side. Spend the day racing go carts with friends or compete in a food eating contest. Love and laughter is the order of the day! Barbecue Chic – It's essential to impress your guests and you strive to be the best cook amongst your group. You enjoy doing things your way and can find yourself sprinkling in additional ingredients just for the fun of it. Festive Cocktail – Say goodbye to summer with a Wild Blueberry Cosmo. Labor Day QuoteMan is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another – Anatole France

TAURUS: Holiday Break – It's not a secret that you prefer to indulge in the finer things in life, so your fantasy holiday could be checking into a five star resort with your sweetheart. Treat yourself to a relaxing massage, cool off by taking a dip in the pool and make reservations for two at one of your favorite restaurants. Barbecue Chic – Preparing food for your visitors can bring you a great deal of pleasure and your guests admire your ability to pair meals with themes and cocktails. Festive Cocktail – Rose Sangria, a signature drink served at the Ritz-Carlton, of course! Labor Day QuoteI'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it – Thomas Jefferson

GEMINI: Holiday Break – You are a curious soul who seeks stimulation by means of communication and discovery. You have a restless spirit and nothing excites you more than exploring something new. Challenge yourself by deciding to learn a foreign language or hang out with friends and catch up on the latest celebrity gossip. Barbecue Chic – You try to satisfy everyone's needs by providing a variety of different foods and flavors. Ordering take out is your specialty and passing it off for a home cooked meal, it works every time - your lips are sealed! Festive Cocktail – Make a batch of Long Island Ice Tea to really get the party started. Labor Day QuoteWork isn't to make money you work to justify life – Marc Chagall

CANCER: Holiday Break – This is your time to be released from everyday worries that consume you on a daily basis. You appreciate the safe and organized structure of your home. Domestic duties put a smile on your face and nothing empowers you more than to provide a nurturing environment for others to share. Barbecue Chic – A sophisticated cocktail party with everything planned and ample staff, or friends, to look after your guests. Festive Cocktail – Infused Vodkas with refreshing light colored fruits like lime or pineapple. Labor Day QuoteSometimes it's important to work for that pot of gold. But other times it's essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow – Douglas Pagels

LEO: Holiday Break – Celebrate your Labor Day weekend in style by wearing your hottest outfit and reserving the best table at the latest and greatest restaurant. Atmosphere and mood are important, and of course, an attractive partner on your arm. Barbecue Chic – You don't host the typical BBQ, instead you throw the event of the year to 200 of your closest friends. If you are a gourmet cook, you control the menu, if not, then catering is a phone call away. Festive Cocktail – Spoil your visitors with champagne flutes filled with Strawberry French liquor. Labor Day QuoteIf we could all live solitary and without labor, we could all enjoy this ecstasy of independence since we cannot, its delights are only available to madmen and dictators – Bertrand Russell

VIRGO: Holiday Break – A great experience is to spend a weekend in the wilderness, however, only after you're finished with work. Bring a book to escape into, play board games, master crossword puzzles and share your knowledge. Work towards taking at least one day off from everything and simply relax. Barbecue Chic – You follow recipes exactly as directed and make sure hand soap is readily available. You prefer a more intimate social gathering and tend to shy away from loud obnoxious crowds. Festive Cocktail – Sip on a Mango Mojito, the light rum can put you in a breezy state of mind. Labor Day QuotePlease give me work, till my life shall end. And life, till my work is done – Epitaph of Winifred Holtby

LIBRA: Holiday Break – You are charismatic and friendly, people have a hard time not falling for you. Party beach style and spend a few days soaking up the sun and laying poolside with friends. Try not to let your flirtatious behavior keep you out all night, keep some energy for tomorrow! Barbecue Chic – Presentation is important and others admire your cooking and presentation. You are a caring host who likes to entertain lavishly. Festive Cocktail – Cherry Bomb Martini Labor Day Quote - A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life depend on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving – Albert Einstein


10 Of The Most Iconic Drinks Seen On The Big Screen

Cocktails and Hollywood have long mixed together and given patrons some of the most iconic drinks on the silver screen. These drinks gained fame thanks to their ‘cameo’ role, especially in the protagonist or antagonists’ hands. It could be anything: The way they ordered it, the way the bartender made it, the importance of the scene during which the drink was ordered, or even how often the person orders the same drink in a particular manner.
Regardless of your age, we bet you can immediately think back to at least one movie that featured a drink, even if it’s James Bond’s shaken-not-stirred martini. Here’s a list of some movies you can binge watch that have featured drinks that went on to become as big as the movie they feature in.

Take your pick from the list below and let us know how many of these you’ve already seen.

Bronx Cocktail – The Thin Man (1934)

If there was ever a duo that had a drink in every other scene, then it has to be Nick and Nora Charles from The Thin Man series. The Bronx, a popular pre-Prohibition drink, combines gin, sweet and dry vermouth, and a splash of orange juice, shaken to a two-step time, as Nick (played by William Powell) famously ordered his drink to be.

French 75 – Casablanca (1942)

The French 75 was popularised in America in the 1940s thanks to Casablanca that featured lead actors Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman’s utter class. Typically, a French 75 is comprised of a refreshing mix of gin (or maybe cognac) with lemon, sugar, ice, and Champagne. Why 75? Well, because the drink had such a kick that it felt like being shot with the powerful 75mm Howitzer field gun carried by the French and the Americans.

Gibson Cocktail – North By Northwest (1959)

This cocktail enters the scene when Cary Grant flirts with a woman on the train he’s traveling through. The woman was none other than Eva Marie Saint. Also, in the movie, it is interesting to notice that the cocktail’s garnish is swapped by classic olive or citrus twist in a dry gin Martini for a pickled pearl onion.

Manhattan – Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot is the Marilyn Monroe movie in which the Manhattan cocktail got lucky enough to be cast. In the movie, Marilyn Monroe uses a drumstick, cymbal and hot water bottle to stir up a Manhattan while on a train and seals this cocktail’s iconic status. A Manhattan has two parts rye, one part sweet vermouth, two dashes bitters, and is garnished with a cherry or twist.

Martini – James Bond (1962 – present)

The bond between martinis and James bond goes back to original Ian Fleming novels. Yet, surprisingly, in the first 007 movie, it was actually the villain who orders a martini cocktail and says the now iconic line, “shaken, not stirred”. However, Sean Connery, the Scottish actor who essayed the character of Bond, followed him by ordering the same cocktail, thereby starting a long-standing tradition for future James Bonds.

Scotch Mist – The Big Sleep (1946)

The Scotch Mist cocktail made its’ debut in this dark noir movie based on Raymond Chandler’s best-selling book by the same name. It stars the attractive Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge opposite Humphrey Bogart who plays private detective Philip Marlowe. Vivian orders a Scotch Mist, which is little more than Scotch on the rocks with a touch of mystery that quickly gained reputation on screen as the femme fatale’s poison of choice.

Tom Collins – Meet The Parents (2000)

The comedy movie starring Robert De Niro where he plays a possessive to-be in-law also gave rise to one of the most popular cocktails today. Tom Collins has multiple references and appearances throughout the movie. The cocktail is made using gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water and was first mentioned in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, the father of American bartenting whose book we recently recommended.

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This also wasn’t the first time that De Niro had a connection with ‘Tom Collins’. In the gangster epic Casino Tom Collins is the alias that his character, Sam “Ace” Rothstein, uses to register his personal safe deposit box.

Orange Whip – The Blues Brothers (1980)

Remember that iconic scene where, Jake Candy’s character orders three of the rum-and-vodka-based, sweet, frothy cocktails, declaring: “Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips!”. You’ll need rum, vodka, orange juice and cream to make this delicious cocktail.

The Red Eye – Cocktail (1988)

Probably the most definitive movie on bartending, Cocktail sees a young Tom Cruise play an aspiring business student who takes up flair bartending to cover his tuition. One of the most popular drinks from the movie is the Red Eye, a now-popular hangover cure that consists of vodka, Bloody Mary mix, cold beer and a cracked raw egg.

Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist – Groundhog Day (1998)

Most people prefer their Martinis dry, bone-dry to be specific. This drink was made famous by Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors in Groundhog Day when he orders the drink and says, “It always makes me think of Rome, the way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon.” Now, that would make anyone want to try Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist, don’t you think?

These movies made the cocktails they featured an overnight rage. Everyone knew these cocktails and made sure to order them whenever they hit a bar. Of course, there are many other cocktails, but these now stand out from the ordinary. Tell us if you noticed any other cocktails which were an essential part of a movie, in the comments below.


Drinking With the Stars: 11 Cocktails and the Movies and TV Shows That Made Them Famous

It started in Hollywood’s Golden Age, when viewers were first introduced to the effortlessly smooth, white-jacket-and-black-bow-tie wearing bartender in “Casablanca.” And still today, with the hard-drinking protagonists of the Netflix generation —here’s looking at you, Don Draper — cocktails have had a storied relationship with moving pictures.

Pop culture cocktails range from blockbuster to cult classic, black and white to ultra HD. Here are 11 movies and television shows and the cocktails they made famous.

James Bond

Vodka Martini

It’s hard to think of a better known on-screen cocktail reference than that line — shaken, not stirred, and preferably uttered in a Scottish brogue. The bond between movie and drink (sorry, I’ll get my coat) runs so deep, it’s become practically impossible to order a Vodka Martini without subconsciously channeling your inner Sean Connery.

Casino Royale

Vesper

For some, casting Daniel Craig as the sixth actor to play James Bond was controversial (a blond Bond, how dare they?!). When it comes to cocktails, however, Craig went straight to the text: In the 2006 blockbuster “Casino Royale,” he orders a Vesper Martini — “Three measures of Gordon’s one of vodka half a measure of Kina Lillet” — a cocktail invented by Fleming in the 1953 novel of the same name. In the film, when Craig-as-Bond is asked if he’d like a Vodka Martini shaken or stirred, he irritably replies, “Does it look like I give a damn?”

The Big Lebowski

White Russian

While it may not have enjoyed immediate box office success, the Coen Brothers’ comedy crime caper did big things for this creamy digestif. A combination of vodka, coffee liqueur, and light cream, the White Russian — or “Caucasian,” as slacker lead the “Dude” Lebowski calls it — appears nine times during the film, and its popularity surged with the movie’s cult following. Just like the Dude himself, his followers abide, man!

Mad Men

Old Fashioned

If, like some of us here at VinePair HQ, you deem a crystal whiskey decanter to be an attractive and practical desktop accessory, you’re likely a fan of the ‘60s-based TV drama “Mad Men.” Drinking is a central theme in the lives of the show’s fictional, high-profile Madison Avenue advertising executives. None more so than lead character Don Draper, whose favorite cocktail — the Old Fashioned — had disappeared into relative oblivion when the show first aired in 2007. A little over 10 years later, and driven by the success of the binge-worthy drama, the Old Fashioned can arguably be described as the most successful cocktail of the past decade.

Meet the Parents

Tom Collins

The Tom Collins cocktail famously derives its name from an elaborate 19th-century hoax.

It is also the favorite drink of Robert De Niro’s character in the nightmarish in-law comedy, “Meet the Parents,” with multiple references and appearances throughout the feature. Fun fact: Though it is not his actual favorite cocktail — that’d be a classic Martini with a lemon twist — this is not the first movie in which De Niro has had an on-screen connection with the classic highball cocktail. In the gangster epic “Casino,” Tom Collins is the alias that his character, Sam “Ace” Rothstein, uses to register his personal safe deposit box.

Casablanca

French 75

Even though the majority of the action in this Hollywood classic takes place in the multipurpose nightclub, casino, and “gin-joint,” Rick’s Café Americain, we actually only witness the preparation of two cocktails in the entire film. One is a non-specific “Champagne cocktail.” The other is the now-legendary French 75, a boozy World War I-era concoction said to hit you with the full force of a 75-millimeter French artillery gun.

The Blues Brothers

Orange Whip

Like many of the cocktails on this list, the Orange Whip enjoyed a resurgence in popularity hot off of its big-screen cameo. In the 1980s musical-comedy “The Blues Brothers,” Jake Candy’s character orders three of the rum-and-vodka-based, sweet, frothy cocktails, declaring: “Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips!” The line has gone on to receive numerous popular culture references.

Cocktail

The Red Eye

There can surely be no more fitting an inclusion to a list about movies and cocktails than a movie entitled “Cocktail.” Released in a bygone epoch, when pre-Scientology Tom Cruise was still considered cool (no, really), the film tells the story of an aspiring business student who takes up flair bartending to cover his tuition. The movie introduces viewers, and a baby-faced Cruise, to the Red Eye, a now-popular hangover cure consisting of vodka, Bloody Mary mix, cold beer, and a cracked raw egg.

Groundhog Day

Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist

If you were somehow stuck in the limbo of repeating one day of your life, over and over again, how would you fill your time? In “Groundhog Day,” cantankerous weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) decides the best use of his seemingly unlimited existence is to try to woo a co-worker (Andie MacDowell). It takes a little longer than he bargained for, during which time he learns that a sweet vermouth on the rocks with a twist is reminiscent of “Rome — the way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon,” and that one should always toast to world peace. Amen.

Some Like it Hot

Manhattan

Given that it is one of the six basic drinks named in David Embury’s definitive manual “The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks,” perhaps the only thing more famous than a Manhattan cocktail is the star-studded cast of this 1959 romantic comedy, which included Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe, and Jack Lemon. Monroe famously prepares the whiskey-and-sweet-vermouth-based drink in a hot water bottle “shaker,” using bourbon instead of a more traditional rye base.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Singapore Sling with Mezcal on the Side

“Twenty-four hours ago we were sitting in the Pogo Lounge of the Beverly Heights Hotel — in the patio section of course —drinking Singapore Slings with mezcal on the side, hiding from the brutish realities of this foul year of Our Lord…”

If you’ve ever been brave foolish enough to try and recreate a Hunter S. Thompson drinking session, you’ll know that this combination has the potency to do way more than just “hide” you from reality. While you might, just, remain on your feet after a couple of rounds of Singapore Slings (which contain a truly intoxicating mix of gin, cherry brandy, and Benedictine), the mezcal chaser is certain to land a knockout blow to even the most veteran of drinkers.


10 Of The Most Iconic Drinks Seen On The Big Screen

Cocktails and Hollywood have long mixed together and given patrons some of the most iconic drinks on the silver screen. These drinks gained fame thanks to their ‘cameo’ role, especially in the protagonist or antagonists’ hands. It could be anything: The way they ordered it, the way the bartender made it, the importance of the scene during which the drink was ordered, or even how often the person orders the same drink in a particular manner.
Regardless of your age, we bet you can immediately think back to at least one movie that featured a drink, even if it’s James Bond’s shaken-not-stirred martini. Here’s a list of some movies you can binge watch that have featured drinks that went on to become as big as the movie they feature in.

Take your pick from the list below and let us know how many of these you’ve already seen.

Bronx Cocktail – The Thin Man (1934)

If there was ever a duo that had a drink in every other scene, then it has to be Nick and Nora Charles from The Thin Man series. The Bronx, a popular pre-Prohibition drink, combines gin, sweet and dry vermouth, and a splash of orange juice, shaken to a two-step time, as Nick (played by William Powell) famously ordered his drink to be.

French 75 – Casablanca (1942)

The French 75 was popularised in America in the 1940s thanks to Casablanca that featured lead actors Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman’s utter class. Typically, a French 75 is comprised of a refreshing mix of gin (or maybe cognac) with lemon, sugar, ice, and Champagne. Why 75? Well, because the drink had such a kick that it felt like being shot with the powerful 75mm Howitzer field gun carried by the French and the Americans.

Gibson Cocktail – North By Northwest (1959)

This cocktail enters the scene when Cary Grant flirts with a woman on the train he’s traveling through. The woman was none other than Eva Marie Saint. Also, in the movie, it is interesting to notice that the cocktail’s garnish is swapped by classic olive or citrus twist in a dry gin Martini for a pickled pearl onion.

Manhattan – Some Like It Hot (1959)

Some Like It Hot is the Marilyn Monroe movie in which the Manhattan cocktail got lucky enough to be cast. In the movie, Marilyn Monroe uses a drumstick, cymbal and hot water bottle to stir up a Manhattan while on a train and seals this cocktail’s iconic status. A Manhattan has two parts rye, one part sweet vermouth, two dashes bitters, and is garnished with a cherry or twist.

Martini – James Bond (1962 – present)

The bond between martinis and James bond goes back to original Ian Fleming novels. Yet, surprisingly, in the first 007 movie, it was actually the villain who orders a martini cocktail and says the now iconic line, “shaken, not stirred”. However, Sean Connery, the Scottish actor who essayed the character of Bond, followed him by ordering the same cocktail, thereby starting a long-standing tradition for future James Bonds.

Scotch Mist – The Big Sleep (1946)

The Scotch Mist cocktail made its’ debut in this dark noir movie based on Raymond Chandler’s best-selling book by the same name. It stars the attractive Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge opposite Humphrey Bogart who plays private detective Philip Marlowe. Vivian orders a Scotch Mist, which is little more than Scotch on the rocks with a touch of mystery that quickly gained reputation on screen as the femme fatale’s poison of choice.

Tom Collins – Meet The Parents (2000)

The comedy movie starring Robert De Niro where he plays a possessive to-be in-law also gave rise to one of the most popular cocktails today. Tom Collins has multiple references and appearances throughout the movie. The cocktail is made using gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water and was first mentioned in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, the father of American bartenting whose book we recently recommended.

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This also wasn’t the first time that De Niro had a connection with ‘Tom Collins’. In the gangster epic Casino Tom Collins is the alias that his character, Sam “Ace” Rothstein, uses to register his personal safe deposit box.

Orange Whip – The Blues Brothers (1980)

Remember that iconic scene where, Jake Candy’s character orders three of the rum-and-vodka-based, sweet, frothy cocktails, declaring: “Who wants an Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Orange Whip? Three Orange Whips!”. You’ll need rum, vodka, orange juice and cream to make this delicious cocktail.

The Red Eye – Cocktail (1988)

Probably the most definitive movie on bartending, Cocktail sees a young Tom Cruise play an aspiring business student who takes up flair bartending to cover his tuition. One of the most popular drinks from the movie is the Red Eye, a now-popular hangover cure that consists of vodka, Bloody Mary mix, cold beer and a cracked raw egg.

Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist – Groundhog Day (1998)

Most people prefer their Martinis dry, bone-dry to be specific. This drink was made famous by Bill Murray’s character Phil Connors in Groundhog Day when he orders the drink and says, “It always makes me think of Rome, the way the sun hits the buildings in the afternoon.” Now, that would make anyone want to try Sweet Vermouth on the Rocks with a Twist, don’t you think?

These movies made the cocktails they featured an overnight rage. Everyone knew these cocktails and made sure to order them whenever they hit a bar. Of course, there are many other cocktails, but these now stand out from the ordinary. Tell us if you noticed any other cocktails which were an essential part of a movie, in the comments below.


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Cocktail Maestro Temps Belles To Playboy Club

The Playboy brand and all that comes with it certainly divides the opinion amongst us ladies. Are the fluffy tail and bunny ear outfits degrading to the sophisticated modern woman out there? Or are they a nostalgic reminder of a playful and glamorous 60s era?

Whatever your line of thinking, there’s no questioning that a newer, shinier and incredibly more stylish successor of London’s original Playboy Club has got people talking. Thirty years after the original club closed, Mr Hugh Hefner has brought back the Playboy Club to trendy Mayfair.

‘But what’s in it for the girls?’ I hear you cry. Well, in December last year, world-leading bartender Salvatore Calabrese helped set up a namesake bar within the London home of Playboy. Aside from the cottontail lounge, restaurant and casino which sit under the same roof in Old Park Lane, Salvatore has created a quirky art deco-esque haven for the most discerning of cocktail drinkers. Or, girls like us who just appreciate an exquisite martini.

Oddly-shaped mirrors adorn the walls and candle-lit tables are overlooked by a black and white canvas of the ‘Rat pack’ – from the earlier Playboy Bunny days.

While a team of grey corseted bunnies serve you at your table, you might notice the miniature Playboy cut-outs which cover the surrounding walls and let in a glow of light.

Fancy something a little fiery? The ‘Spicy Fifty’ is a mouth-tingling combination of Stoli Vanilla vodka, elderflower cordial, fresh lime juice, honey syrup and chilli pepper – something Salvatore concocted following his residence at FIFTY in London’s St James’.

Or how about a ‘Breakfast Martini’? A tangy mix of lemon juice, Contreau, Bombay Sapphire, and you guessed it, marmalade. The mixologist, who hails from the Amalfi Coast, was never a fan of the first meal of the day. So when he took one bite into a slice of marmalade on toast as insisted by his wife, he immediately found the base for his next masterpiece.

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Playboy Club London, 14 Old Park Lane, Mayfair, London,W1K 1ND Contact: +44 (0) 20 7491 8586, [email protected] Open Sunday to Tuesday 6pm – 2am and Wednesday to Saturday 6pm – 3am.

By Lucy McGuire

Lucy is a former aspiring Psychologist turned journalist who loves spas, coffee, cocktails and culture. While her 9-5 job involves interviewing women on their fascinating real life stories, her evenings and weekends are spent sipping cosmos in Soho, blogging about her travels, and putting the world to right over coffee in Covent Garden.


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