Getting Out, Getting Together: Backyard Movie Night

Looking for more ways to safely get together? Try entertaining a few friends to a backyard movie night. As a fun twist, show an iconic movie while serving your guests the cocktails they made famous. Be sure everyone is seated at least six feet apart and serve your movie-themed cocktails in single-use cups. Here are a few movie + cocktail combinations to consider.

Casino Royale (2006) + Vesper Martini

Every James Bond fan will undoubtedly be able to tell you the famous British Secrete Service agent’s favorite drink – Vesper Martini.  It’s possibly the most famous drink order in a movie and, surprisingly, quite easy to recreate for your backyard movie night.

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces gin [WC recommends Gunpowder Irish Gin, $32.99]
  • 1 ounce vodka [WC recommends Ryan Wood Beauport Vodka, $27.99 (made in Gloucester)]
  • 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
  • Garnish: lemon peel

How to Make It

Combine the ingredients in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel. Enjoy!

The Big Lebowski (1998) + White Russian

The Dude drinks delicious White Russians throughout the entire Coen brothers’ cult comedy from 1998. So much so, they deserve a cast credit. And what’s not to love? This rich drink is perfectly blended and the perfect cocktail to cap off any evening.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces chilled vodka [WC recommends Ryan Wood Beauport Vodka, $27.99 (made in Gloucester)]
  • 2 ounces Kahlua or other coffee liqueur
  • 2 ounces heavy cream

How to Make It

Fill a rocks glass with ice. Pour in vodka and coffee liqueur. Lastly, pour heavy cream on top. Stir gently. Enjoy!

Meet the Parents (2000) + Tom Collins

Robert DeNiro’s character in Meet the Parents has a favorite drink: the classic Tom Collins. Referenced throughout the movie, this gin-based cocktail packs a punch, much like DeNiro’s character. Enjoy one as you laugh through all of the hilarious scenes in this comedic masterpiece.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces vodka [WC recommends Ryan Wood Beauport Vodka, $27.99 (made in Gloucester)]
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • splash of club soda
  • Garnish: orange slice & Maraschino cherry

How To Make It

Pour the vodka, lemon juice and syrup in a collins glass with ice. Stir thoroughly. Top with club soda. Garnish with orange and cherry. Enjoy!