Oscars 2014 Food: Movie Cocktails that Leave Us Shaken and Stirred by Michelle Locke

Movie cocktailsJames Bond without his martini? “The Big Lebowski” dude without his White Russian? Unthinkable.

You won’t see any “Best Supporting Drink” in this year’s Academy Awards ceremonies, but cocktails play a major role in movies, serving as props, symbols and reflections of what’s going on behind the scenes.

Recipes included with this story: Blood and SandPink Champagne.

“The thing about cocktails, is they’re about what’s going on in time and the media and actually they create a timeline,” says Cheryl Charming, a New Orleans-based bar manager who tracks the history of movie drinks on her website, MissCharming.com.

Charming’s list starts all the way back in 1917 with the Charlie Chaplin film “The Adventurer,” in which he makes what appears to be a whiskey and soda. Exact method: Squirting the soda in the bottle, drinking from the bottle, then using the glass as an ashtray. Hopefully, that didn’t start a trend.

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