The 5 Best Cocktails For A Relaxed Romcom Binge

By: Shreya Goswami

Romcom Cocktails

If there are two things that elevate a movie marathon into a truly grand experience at home, it is food and drinks. And when it comes to the latter, it is cocktails that possess the magical ability to transform a simple movie night into a truly immersive experience during romcom movie marathons. Whether it is thanks to their unique, delicious blend of spirits and mixers or because of their presentation, cocktails that have been carefully crafted can always set the mood for the perfect romcom binge with your loved ones.  

Whether they are simple or exotic, clear or infused with colourful juices, cocktails act as the best friends you need as the characters on the screen go through tumultuous journeys within a span of a few hours for your pleasure. If created with care, cocktails can also create an atmosphere where the narrative of the movie is amplified, just so that you also go on a journey with the characters. And if you are indeed going on a romcom binge this weekend, here are a few well-crafted and diverse cocktails that you should try out. 

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1. The Bramble 

The Bramble is a classic cocktail that blends gin, blackberry liqueur and zesty citrus in a single glass, making for the perfect thing to sip on as your favourite romcom starts out. The best cocktail to pair with classic, evergreen romcoms, this cocktail is simply too delicious to miss. To craft this enchanting cocktail, mix 50ml gin, 25ml fresh lemon juice, 15ml simple syrup and 15ml blackberry liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Shake the ingredients with ice, then strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. To finish, delicately drizzle a bit more blackberry liqueur on top and garnish with fresh blackberries. 

2. Bloody Mary 

Classic, bold and iconic, the Bloody Mary is perfectly matched to romcom movies that are lighthearted and on the funnier side. With its robust blend of tomato juice, vodka, and a medley of spices, this cocktail can add a unique dimension to the cinematic experience. To make this classic Bloody Mary, combine 50ml vodka, 100ml tomato juice, 15ml fresh lemon juice, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, a dash of hot sauce, salt, and pepper in a shaker. Stir well and serve over ice in a highball glass, garnished with a celery stick and a wedge of lemon. Pair it with cheese popcorn for what is truly a unique experience. 

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3. Mai Tai 

The Mai Tai is a tropical cocktail brimming with exotic flavours, which is why it simply is the best drink to pair with a romcom where travel and romantic journeys are featured heavily. Can the Mai Tai bring a touch of island paradise to the cosy setting of a romcom movie night at home? Absolutely! Now, to make this one mix 50ml aged rum, 25ml fresh lime juice, 15ml orange liqueur, 10ml orgeat syrup, and a splash of dark rum in a shaker. Add ice and shake some more, then strain into a glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a slice of pineapple, and get transported to the world of your movie with every sip. 

4. Blue Lagoon 

The Blue Lagoon is a dazzling blue cocktail that has as its namesake a very famous romantic movie too. So, this one offers a refreshing and visually captivating accompaniment to the whimsical world of romcom movies. Made with vodka, blue curaçao, and a splash of citrus, this one always manages to evoke charm and fun at the same time. If you want to make this cocktail at home, combine 50ml vodka, 25ml blue curaçao, and 100ml lemonade in a glass filled with ice. Stir gently to blend the vivid blue hues and garnish with a lemon wedge or a slice of pineapple to enhance its tropical appeal. 

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5. Kir Royale 

Elegant, sparkly and sophisticated, the Kir Royale always manages to exude this sense of fantastic romance and fairy tales, making it the perfect drink for an evening watching romcom movies that have a touch of fantasy in them. This cocktail marries the sweetness of crème de cassis with sparkling wine or champagne, representing timeless elegance and love. To make this one, pour 15ml crème de cassis into a champagne flute and gently top it up with chilled champagne or sparkling wine. Watch as the crimson crème de cassis transforms into a beautiful bubbly drink and then sip on it while enjoying similar magic unfold on the screen.