The Most Outrageous Pop-Culture-Inspired Cocktails


This year’s Oscar parties invariably featured punny apps and cocktails themed around the nominated films and actors. But for the true pop-culture/mixology enthusiast, there’s enough fodder to create witty cocktails pretty much year-round. To bring an outrageous burst of pop culture to your drinks menu, we’ve teamed up with the mixology experts at Perrier® Sparkling Natural Mineral Water to present these eccentric cocktail choices themed around some of the best moments in film, television, music, and literature. Bottoms up!

Pretty in Pink Punch

This year marks the 30th anniversary of this outsider love story. Toast Andie, Duckie, and Blane with a sparkling punch made with Perrier® Pink Grapefruit, tequila, and grapefruit juice.

There’s Always Money in the Banana Stand Daiquiri

Channel the Bluths (maybe minus the embezzlement) with a banana daiquiri inspired by their frozen-banana stand in Newport Beach.

The Blue Sky

Definitely sweeter than its Breaking Bad namesake, the Blue Sky combines cotton-candy vodka with blue raspberry vodka in a nod to Walter and Jesse.

40 Licks Merlot

Did you know that the Rolling Stones have their own wine? Turns out there are a LOT of pop culture-inspired wines, if that’s your drink of choice.

The Boo Radley

Raise a Boo Radley and toast the late, great, complicated Harper Lee.

The Fury Road

By updating the classic sidecar cocktail with some sweet-tart tangelo juice, you get a classy cocktail that mimics the color of Mad Max’s Fury Road itself.

The Scream Queen

A bloody-looking drink perfect for Ryan Murphy’s campy gore-fest.

Can’t Feel My Face

Mixologist Evan Charest created this ode to The Weeknd, featuring face-numbing Ancho Reyes Chile Liqueur.

The Benedict Cucumber Batch

Tipple & Brine’s update to the classic martini features — you guessed it — cucumbers. Ardent Cumberbatch fandom suggested but not required.

Ziggy Stardust

And if all else fails, we recommend revisiting Flavorwire’s own exclusive David Bowie-themed cocktail list. There’s something for every rebel (rebel).