Signature Drinks of our Favorite TV Characters
Bottoms up! All the cool kids on TV are doing it!
You may never dress like a boss, pick up ladies like a champ, or have the coolest job in the world, but you may have one thing in common with your favorite television dudes– the appreciation for a good beverage. We rounded up five signature cocktails of the coolest gents on television plus a literal boozehound. So, cheers! Bottoms up! All the cool kids on TV are doing it!
Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk Empire: The Sidecar
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Living through the Prohibition Era would turn anyone into a lush, but drink too many of these and you’ll be a guy with Steve Buscemi eyes! Try Cointreau’s Sidecar recipe.
Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones: Red Wine
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When your nickname’s The Imp, you’re The King’s Hand to your teenage, inbred nephew, and your sister hates you, wine is an essential part of your everyday diet. We still like to imagine that Lannister cools off with a glass and then turns on the UB40 cover of “Red, Red Wine.” One day at a time, buddy. One day at a time.
Don Draper, Mad Men: Old Fashioned
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Though the dark Mr. Draper has plenty of skeletons in his closet, these days, his drinking is a little more on the celebratory side. (Have you seen his hot wife?) Check out more Mad Men-inspired drinks here, and get the recipe for the Otoñal Old-Fashioned here.
Brian Griffin, Family Guy: Martini
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Brian may be an alcoholic, but you won’t catch him taking swigs from forties, he’s got more class than that. Honestly, we can’t say we blame him– this dog is the most rational member of a family of idiots and he’s also a failed writer. Salud!
Sterling Archer, Archer: Bloody Marys (and just alcohol in general)
Photo: FX | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2012
Archer likes to drink anything that’ll give him a buzz, but we’ve now added the Bloody Mary prayer to our happy hour routine thanks to him. Check out our interview with the badass and the Uptown Bloody Mary recipe.