Easy Themed Cocktail Recipes
Masters of Sex
Get the recipe!: Masters of Sex’s Johnson’s Response
The human sexuality research done by main characters Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson wasn’t popular with everyone at the time this Showtime program is set (1956), but vodka was: The drink “was just coming into vogue,” says bartender Kyle Mathis of craft cocktail bar Taste by Niche in St. Louis, where Masters is set. Enjoy it in his spin on a Moscow Mule.
Actor Dan Stevens, who played Matthew Crawley on the PBS series before his (still!) shocking departure at the end of Season 3, tweeted the recipe to a Downton cocktail he enjoyed in Seattle: “Oliver’s Bar ‘Downton Abbey’ cocktail: half a lime, squeezed, 3 parts Hendricks gin to 2 parts St Germaine, topped with Champagne. Nice.”
The Good Wife
Get the recipe!: The Good Wife’s Hell Hath No Fury
The hit CBS drama often films on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and some of the stars – including Julianna Margulies – have been spotted in neighborhood restaurant and bar Caf Luxembourg. Bartenders there created a cocktail that’s smoky and strong to represent “the strength of the successful, powerful lawyers and the sensuality of Julianna,” says general manager Morgan Nevans.
Get the recipe!: Breaking Bad’s Walter White Chocolate Martini and Jesse Pinkman Lemonade
The names of Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul’s characters on the now-finished AMC show lend themselves easily to drinks. Try the Walter White Chocolate Martini and the Jesse Pinkman Lemonade created by the owners of Chicago burger joint and bar 25 Degrees. No crazy chemistry skills required!
House of Cards
Get the recipe!: House of Cards’ No Patience
While HOC character Frank Underwood downs ribs at fictional BBQ joint Freddy’s, real-life Capitol Hill workers flock to hotspot Hank’s on the Hill for cocktails from notable D.C. mixologist Gina Chersevani. For PEOPLE, Chersevani created a cocktail Frank couldn’t refuse: It s made with bourbon (one of his favorites) and a dose of BBQ sauce.