10 Pop Culture Inspired Drink Recipes for Your Hip Party

10 Pop Culture Inspired Drink Recipes for Your Hip Party

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The very definition of a hip cocktail party is that the drink recipes you serve are cooler than cool, the epitome of trendiness, the superlative of originality and innovation. You can always get a bartender to make you a classy Mimosa recipe. But how about taking things up a notch and serving some pop culture inspired drink recipes in the shape of amazing cocktails? Movies, music, TV series, famous personalities, events, pop culture icons, they can all be turned into cocktails. So are you ready to offer your guests a night to remember? Follow the next pop culture inspired drink recipes and have some fun!

1.Blue Milk of Tatooine

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If you throw a Star Wars themed party or you have Star Wars fans among your friends, surprise them with this creamy dreamy cocktail and they will have the Force by your side forever.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Coconut cream
  • 2 oz Beefeater 24
  • .5 oz Blue curaçao
  • .5 oz Giffard Vanilla Syrup Orgeat
  • .75 oz Pineapple juice
  • .75 oz Lime juice

Method

Fill your shaker with ice and add all the ingredients above. Shake it well and serve in Collins glasses. If you want to go all the way in, then use milk bottles.

2. The Fox Mulder

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This cocktail is pretty old, but with the new X Files revival, you can make sure people are asking for it in many parts of the world. So if you want to impress your Xphiles friends, make them a Mulder and look for the truth, as it is still out there.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz Rye whiskey
  • .75 oz Lemon juice
  • .25 oz Pineapple juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup
  • .5 oz Green Chartreuse

Method

Mix all the ingredients with ice in a shaker, except for the Green Chartreuse. After you strain the cocktail into a glass, add the Chartreuse for an ethereal appearance.

We know you wonder, so yes, there’s a Dana Scully cocktail as well, mixing Mezcal, Cynar, raspberry liqueur, Cointreau and a dash of Fernet.

3. Planet Hoth Toddy

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Take a simple Hot Toddy recipe and turn it into the evening’s sensation! A hot toddy is usually a hot drink, but this one is made on ice. Don’t fret; you will burn on the inside, the very best way. A cocktail also inspired from Star Wars.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bacardi Rum
  • .75 oz Lime juice
  • .5 oz Simple syrup
  • .25 oz Maraschino liqueur
  • 1 Egg white

Method

Fill your shaker with ice and add all ingredients. After you shook the mix really well, double strain the drink in a coupe. You can garnish with nutmeg for a wintery effect.

4. El Presidente

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White rum will never go out of fashion and rum in general is present in a dozen drink recipes. You can get inspired from a Mojito recipe or a Pina Colada recipe and twist them with a splash of pop culture. El presidente dates back to 1930, but it is still highly regarded among cocktail lovers all over the world.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz White rum
  • .75 oz Orange curaçao
  • .75 oz Dry vermouth
  • 1 Splash of grenadine

Method

Shake it all up in an ice-filled shaker and strain into a classy cocktail glass.

5. More Cowbell

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There have been YEARS since the cowbell sketch and you can still hear it referenced in casual conversations. Naturally, one of the greatest Saturday Night Live sketches ever made had to be celebrated with a contemporary cocktail.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Gin
  • .75 oz Lemon juice
  • .5 oz Aperol
  • .5 oz Cardamaro Amaro
  • .13 oz Gum syrup
  • Lemon peel

Method

Shake all the ingredients with some ice and strain the mix into a Martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel. It won’t turn you into Christopher Walken, but it will offer you a great time.

6. The Blue Sky

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While the name doesn’t ring many (cow)bells, the look is definitely compelling. This is a Breaking Bad-themed cocktail and everything about it is the color and the “crystal blue persuasion” feeling it gives you when looking at it.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz UV blue
  • 4-6 oz Sprite
  • 1 oz cotton candy Vodka
  • Dry ice

Method

Sure, it would be great to have some Erlenmeyer Flasks around for your guests, but tall glasses will do. Be generous with the dry ice when you fill up the glass, pour the ingredients and stir gently.

7. Bloody Vampire

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While you can always enjoy a classic Bloody Marry recipe, you should always take things up a notch and make a vodka-based blood red drink to be remembered forever. Since vampires are still huge pop-culture icons, there are plenty of cocktails dedicated to their thirst for blood and refined spirits. The Bloody Vampire is just one of the many variants out there.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Vodka
  • 2 oz Cranberry juice
  • 1 splash ginger ale
  • 1 tsp dry ice

Method

Mix the ingredients and play with the dry ice so it gives the drink a truly spooky Halloween-style look. Garnish with a Maraschino cherry for a full effect.

8. Monsoon Sangria

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It seems that not only movies, TV shows and prominent real or fictional figures managed to inspire the invention of cocktails. Natural disasters turned out to be interesting sources of creativity when it came to making cocktails. This is the Monsoon Sangria, based on a classic Sangria recipe, but adding some color and a dash of exotic flavors to it.

Ingredients

  • .5 cup Fresh blueberries
  • .25 cup Concord grapes
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 4 oz White wine
  • 1 oz Blue curaçao
  • 1 Sliced lemon
  • .5 Cup sliced plums
  • 2 oz Tulsi or Chai tea (1 tea bag steeped in 1 cup water)
  • Basil
  • Club soda

Method

Leave the basil and the soda out of the pitcher, but mix all of the above ingredients and stir together. Pour in glasses filled with ice topped with the club soda and garnish with basil. Now that’s a party!

9. Romanoffs of Beverly Hills

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Drink like the Russians, party like Hollywood stars! Bringing together pop culture stereotypes of Russian and American origin may seem a bit ironic, but the end result is spectacular. Among all drink recipes so far, this one is our favorite. This cocktail is more than a classic Moscow Mule recipe and even more than a Liz Taylor-style drink. This is Tsars meeting old Hollywood glam. It’s as old as Bacall and Bogart drinking together back in the days of the Rat Pack and this makes it a pop culture icon in itself.

Ingredients

  • 5 oz Plymouth Gin
  • 1 tsp Cherry Heering
  • 1 tsp Grenadine
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • Ginger beer

Method

Take a tall glass and mix all the ingredients inside – except the ginger beer. Add ice and fresh lime juice and top with ginger beer.

10. The Shamrock Sour

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One of the best known bourbon-based cocktails and a classic in this regard, is the mint julep. You can always count for a Mint Julep recipe to spice up a cocktail party… but what if you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day? This special day turned into a pop culture icon in many countries of the world, as it is fun and allows heavy drinking. Not recommended to leprechauns.

Ingredients

  • 2 oz Bourbon
  • .5 oz Green Chartreuse
  • .5 oz Lemon juice
  • .5 oz Grapefruit juice
  • .5 oz Agave syrup
  • .25 oz Egg white

Method

Shake everything without ice in a shaker, then add the ice and shake again. Pour in glasses previously filled with ice rocks and garnish with mint leaves and lemon peel.

Now these are just a few pop culture inspired drink recipes. There are plenty of delicious cocktails you can amaze your guests with, but you can start from here. Their level of difficulty is low to medium and the ingredients are not very hard to find. Want some fun? Get your pop-culture knowledge updated and get creative!

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