Film inspired coctails

Movie Weekender, the campaign that celebrates a love of watching great films from the comfort of your home, have teamed up with influential cocktail bar Trailer Happiness to create five movie themed cocktails for London Cocktail Week.

The award-winning Trailer Happiness, based in Notting Hill, are at the forefront of cocktail creation and in a unique collaboration with Movie Weekender, they are on a mission to celebrate our two favourite past times… cocktails and film!

Think Kingsman, something suave and sophisticated but with hint of brutality. Fast and Furious, a high octane shooter with a scorching kick. Baywatch, a fruity beachy cocktail or La La Land, something glamourous and evocative of Hollywood, and finally a classic thrown in for good measure, the Dirty Dancing, a twist on a classic cocktail with of course, a dash of watermelon!

So get out those cocktail mixers you were bought for Christmas but never use, raid the alcohol shelf, and shake (or stir) up these delicious drinks to compliment your very own Movie Night in this weekend.

Movie Weekender aims to celebrate your love of the movie watching lifestyle – be that the latest new releases, re-discovering those forgotten favourites or the ones you may have missed first time around. And to make sure you’re downloading or buying your movie legally, you can visit where you can discover any film of your choosing.

The movie-inspired cocktails:


A proper classic beach drink! Bacardi White Rum, Malibu Rum, Blue Curacao, roasted pineapple syrup and grapefruit. A blue drink garnished with three bright red cherries. Served in a hurricane glass

Full Recipe:

  • 25ml white rum
  • 20ml Coconut rum
  • 20ml Blue Curacao
  • 15ml Pineapple syrup
  • 10ml Orgeat
  • 3 dashes Tiki bitters
  • 20ml lime juice
  • 40ml grapefruit juice
  • Garnish with 2 cherries and an umbrella
  • Serve in a Hurricane glass

Method: Add all ingredients and ice to a blender. Blend for 15-20 seconds. Pour into a hurricane glass and garnish with cherries and an umbrella


A twist on an Old Fashioned made with Old Forrester Bourbon and a rhubarb and earl grey syrup for maximum British profile. Garnished with an Orange twist. Served in a rocks glass

Full recipe:

  • 50ml Old Forester whiskey
  • 7.5ml Rhubarb and Earl grey syrup
  • 2 dashes of angostura bitters
  • Orange twist
  • Served in a Goblet

Method: Pour the whiskey and syrup into a mixer glass, add the dashes of bitters and stir with ice. Pour into the goblet and garnish with the orange twist


A classic aviation topped with champagne. Gin, Crème de violette, maraschino liqueur, fresh lemon juice, champagne.

Full recipe:

  • 45ml gin
  • 15ml Maraschino
  • 25ml Lemon
  • 10ml Creme de Violette
  • Champagne top
  • Serve in a fancy glass (like this one from Savoy)

Method: Add to a cocktail shaker, shake with ice and pout to a fancy glass, like this one from the Savoy, top with champagne.


A shot of corona and 3 citrus sherbet with a shot of burning OFTD overproof rum. Served in a large shot glass

Full recipe:

  • 25ml Corona beer
  • 25ml Three Citrus Syrup
  • 25ml over proof Rum
  • Served in a rocks glass

Method: Pour beer and syrup into a rocks glass – pour the overproof rum and drink (fire optional!)


Grey Goose vodka, raspberry and champagne. And of course… a watermelon. Served in a coupette.

Full recipe:

  • 20ml Lemon
  • 20ml Vodka
  • 10ml Chambord
  • 10ml fresh watermelon juice
  • Prosecco top
  • Watermelon wedge garnish
  • Served in a coupette

Method: Add the ingredients to a cocktail shaker – shake with ice and pour into the coupette, top with prosecco and garnish with watermelon wedge.

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