Five drinks that fictional characters made iconic
There are plenty of fictional characters that have had a signature drink. The most famous is perhaps James Bond and his iconic cocktail martinis, but there are many other fan favourites out there. Below, we explore five drinks that fictional characters made iconic.
Rum is often linked with pirates and seafarers as the main drink of choice. And for good reason: wines and beers would often spoil at sea, while spirits were capable of standing the test of time. Naturally then, Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean was famous for his love of rum. And the famous franchise eventually saw the two become an iconic partnership.
In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chris Hemsworth’s Thor loves beer. Throughout many different films, you’d notice the character celebrating with an ale or two, but by the time Avengers Endgame came around, Thor had moved onto craft beer. Be it craft IPAs or pale ale, if you’re a Marvel fan it’s hard to forget Thor.
Scotch, for fans of How I Met Your Mother, is often associated with Barney Stinson. While Barney’s friends would all relax with a beer at the pub, he’d always order a neat Scotch. This was intended to create his refined character, fuelled by expensive tastes. On the show, they went with the name Glen McKenna for the brand of Scotch, but this brand never existed.
Red wine is a go-to drink around the world for millions of people. And it was a similar story for Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. You’d rarely see this beloved character without his chalice of wine, and throughout the scheming and politics of Westeros, Tyrion would always be fuelled by his alcohol.
The cosmopolitan cocktail flew upwards in popularity following the success of HBO’s Sex and the City. This is a sweet cocktail typically consisting of vodka with Cointreau, fresh lime juice, and cranberry juice, shaken with ice and garnished with a lime. And Carrie Bradshaw orders these throughout the show’s run, helping popularise the cocktail all across bars and pubs.
Some characters are defined by the drinks they enjoy. From Jack Sparrow’s rum to Carrie Bradshaw’s cosmopolitan, a character is often enhanced by their favourite beverage. And by trying any of the drinks above, you might just get a reminder of your favourite shows.