List Of Fictional Drinks From Movies & Books
We always look up to movies and books for inspiration on anything and everything under the sun. Why should drinks be left behind then? Fictional beer and cocktails have been around for over a century after The Three Stooges introduced Panther Pilsner to us in the 1935 short film Three Little Beers. We might never get to taste Vesper or Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster, but why should that stop us from wishing they were real! Scroll through a list of some of the interesting and delicious cocktails from the fictional world:
Moloko Plus - A Clockwork Orange
Moloko Plus is a futuristic cocktail, described as milk with knives in it. Featured in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, this drink comes laced with Vellocet, Synthemesc, and Drencrom; three highly potent drugs. Varied combinations can make the consumer nod off, hallucinate or even become ultra-violent, as preferred by the protagonist- Alex and his droogs.
Duff Beer - The Simpsons
One of the iconic fictional brews, Duff Beer is the poison of choice for Homer Simpson, his friends and Springfield denizens. Repped by the muscled DuffMan and popular at Moe’s Tavern, Duff Beer is an integral part of the unbelievably thorough universe of The Simpsons.
Flaming Moe - The Simpsons
When Springfield denizens are a tad bit tired with Duff Beer, they often switch on to Flaming Moe. A fiery invention by Homer Simpson and later co-opted by bartender Moe, Flaming Moe is a mix of different types of hard liquor together with children’s cough syrup (yes, you read that right!). Poured in a tall frosty beer mug and set ablaze, this drink surely lives up to its name!
Butterbeer - Harry Potter books
All those parts of the Harry Potter fandom have dreamt about the wizarding life- magic, Quidditch and Butterbeer at the Three Broomsticks. Served foaming hot in mugs, Butterbeer is described to taste "a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch" and is quite popular amongst the young students of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
Miruvor - Lord of The Rings
Known to be warm, fragrant and often drank during festivals, Miruvor is described to renew the strength of the consumer. The reviving elixir is a clear, colourless, yet highly potent cocktail. In the movie and books, Gandalf uses this drink to reenergize himself and his fellowship with Caradhras. Its rapid regeneration and magical healing properties make it a popular Elf liquor.
Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy considers this to be the best drink in existence. Invented by the three-headed Zaphod Beeblebrox, Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster contains Arcturan Mega-Gin, Fallian marsh gas, and an olive. The cocktail is deemed a little intense as the effects resemble ‘having your brains smashed in by a slice of lemon wrapped around a solid gold brick’.
Well, that’s that! The fictional universe is the perfect set-up for minds to wander free, experiment and innovate. And the above list is nothing short of that. The humble Butterbeer or a much intense Moloko Plus, one can surely draw some inspiration from movies and television for shaking up some cocktail recipes.
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