Actresses are often setting trends. Back in the 90s, women around the world were clambering to get “The Rachel” hairstyle, while Grease inspired a number of fashion trends in the late 1970s and Eva Green’s performance in 007 Casino Royale helped to create a buzz around card games, just as many online casinos began to launch. Today, this excitement continues with many sites offering generous bonuses to new customers. 

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Sometimes, movies can even inspire us to try new drinks and cocktails or make us order something we haven’t had for a long time. Here are some of the most famous movie drinks you should try. 

White Russian - The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski is a crime comedy movie about a slacker called Jeffrey from Los Angeles who gets mistaken for a millionaire and assaulted. While attempting to get damages for his damaged rug, Jeffrey gets embroiled in a hilarious string of capers as he tries to rescue a kidnapped woman and make some money. 

At several points in the film, Jeffrey is seen drinking white Russians, a cocktail made from vodka, milk, and coffee liquor. If you’ve never tried one before, it sounds like a mix that won’t work, but give it a try, you might be surprised. 

Vesper Martini - Casino Royale

The 2006 release of Casino Royale was the first time Daniel Craig appeared as James Bond and he did it with an amazing connection to Eva Green, who was casted as Vesper Lynd. The film took on a different feel to the movies in the franchise that had gone before, with a more edgy vibe.  

It’s not just card games that the film inspired though. Casino Royale sees Bond order a “Vesper Martini”, a drink that you likely haven’t seen on offer at any bar. The drink is supposedly Bond’s own concoction and contains 3 parts gin, 1 part vodka, and 0.5 parts vermouth, garnished with a large lemon peel. 

Being made from three separate liquours, the Vesper Martini has a strong flavour, so it’s best-served ice cold. It is the ultimate in sophistication and is certainly worth a try. 

Orange Whip - The Blues Brothers

If you prefer your drinks to be a bit more colourful, then the orange whip may be up your street. It saw a resurgence in popularity after the release of The Blues Brothers in 1980 in which Burton Mercer is seen asking “who wants an orange whip?” before ordering three. 

As the name suggests, the orange whip is made from orange juice which is whipped together like a milkshake, along with rum, vodka, and cream. Being 50% orange juice, and 25% cream, the drink is sweet and smooth, with the spirits giving it a gentle kick. 

It’s very refreshing and definitely worth trying if you’ve never had one before.