Travel Picks: Top 10 Hollywood inspired cocktails globally
(Reuters) - With "The Great Gatsby" about to hit screens globally, cocktails are being touted as back in vogue.
Online travel consultants Cheapflights.com (www.cheapflights.com) has compiled a list of cocktails made famous by Hollywood and where you can buy them. Reuters has not endorsed this list:
1. French 75 - "Casablanca" - Paris, France
Recreate your own "Casablanca" classic with the French 75, a mix of gin, champagne, lemon juice and sugar. Said to have been first conceived at the New York Bar in Paris in 1915, the French 75 has inspired many derivatives since its inception. For those looking for the original, head to Paris where the New York Bar is now called Harry's New York Bar or find the French 75 at other historic treasures like The Hemingway Bar.
2. Vodka Martini - James Bond Movies - London, England
Many martini purists will tell you a true martini is made with gin, not vodka, but those three words — shaken, not stirred — have transformed modern-day martini culture. A vodka martini made of vodka and dry vermouth isn't difficult to concoct but if you find yourself in London, try a martini at the Icebar by Icehotel London off Regents Street. As London's only year-round ice bar, you can enjoy your vodka martini at a frosty 23 degrees Fahrenheit no matter what the temperature is outside.
3. Red Eye - "Cocktail" - Tokyo, Japan
The bartending skills of New York business student Brian Flanagan were center stage in 1988's "Cocktail" where Tom Cruise made mixology look cool and a little reckless. The movie's signature cocktail Red Eye was the cure for hangovers, a mix of beer, tomato juice and egg. To find a perfect combination, try Tokyo and the Yankee Stadium beverage at the Park Hyatt Tokyo.
4. Old Fashioned - "Mad Men" - Louisville, United States Continued...