from Casino Royale
Hollywood’s habit of pitching any possible tie-in to kids is like a reverse junkie habit. Did you like that? Have a skateboard of it. Have a toothpaste of it. Have a Slurpee of it! (Obviously, the trend is alive and well.) Kids get to sleep on their favorite movie's sheets, make their backpacks billboards for it, and to drink whatever their favorite superhero drank. It's nice to not have merchandising shoved down our throats at every second, but maybe...maybe we're missing the real-world connections that made us love those childhood movies? Maybe we need physical connections to truly immerse us into stories, no matter what age.
This is all a long-winded way of saying that we wanted to make some cocktails invented in movies/books/television, and did so.
Some of these drinks are somewhat normal, and simply earned their fame in their respective sources. (White Russians were excluded because they, you know, actually existed before The Big Lebowski). Some have remained in the realm of fiction because they're, well, really ridiculous. Or they contain tiger teeth. Either way, we made what was known, took some guesses at what recipes that are never named, and approximated ingredients that don't exist in this universe. The results are mostly horrifying, and below.
Bond’s first-ever beverage of choice is just the slightest aperitif twist away from the typical martini. Which is to say, a whole lot of gin. One taster declared it “Gin-y”. Another said that it “definitely tasted like gin.”