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The Best Cocktails For An Action Movie Extravaganza

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Watching your favourite movies is the best time to relax your mind and body. Action movies are the best when it comes to giving us that adrenaline rush and nail-biting moments. It is also a great chilling option to simply call your friends over for the weekend and organise a movie night. It is very important to choose the right kind of food and cocktails that go well with your movies. Today we will teach you some of the most simple cocktail recipes that are extremely rewarding. These are low-effort recipes and you can simply make them at home and serve them to your friends and family over the action movie night.

Mai Tai

  1. Mai Tai

Mai Tai must be your go-to cocktail drink if you're watching an adventure-action movie. This can be the perfect pairing while watching exciting scenes of helicopter crashes and rocky bridges collapsing. It is a classic cocktail recipe that was born out of the desire to put all the flavours of adventure in a drink. You can easily make it in your home bar and enjoy it with your friends and family.


  • 15 ml Captain Morgan Rum
  • 20 ml orange juice
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 10 ml almond syrup
  • Lime wheel
  • Mint sprig

Add your rum, lime juice and almond syrup into a cocktail shaker along with lots of ice and shake everything lightly for at least 3 to 5 seconds. Four everything into a rock glass and garnish your cocktail with lots of mint sprigs and a lime wheel on the side.


  1. 50/50

This is the perfect cocktail recipe to watch a heist movie while you figure out all the possible angles of the most famous bank robbery that has happened in a while. This is a standard martini drink that is capable of flipping all the right switches in your head and helping you put all the pieces of the puzzle together by solving the mystery of the movie. It is a very strong drink and sharpens your mind. 


  • 22 ml Gordon's London Dry Gin
  • 22 ml dry vermouth
  • 1 dash of orange bitters
  • Lemon twist for garnishing

Add your Gordon's gin, dry vermouth and orange bitters in a cocktail shaker. Feel everything with ice and stir everything well. Strain your cocktail from the cocktail mixture into a glass. Garnish everything with lots of lemons. 


  1. Michelada

This is another cocktail recipe that you can try while watching your favourite action movies that glorify violence and perfect one-liners. This cocktail goes well with perfectly entertaining movies and is very easy-breezy in taste. You can have this with your favourite pizza or Chinese food.


  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • 2 dashes of hot sauce
  • 1 pinch ground pepper
  • 1 pinch celery salt
  • 1 large beer
  • Garnish lime wedge

Add equal parts of salt and pepper to a shallow bowl. Now rub the rims of your glass with a lime and then dip the rim into the mixture of salt and Pepper. Add your lime juice, Tabasco sauce, black pepper, and celery salt into the glass. Fill this glass with beer and garnish your cocktail with a lime wheel.


  1. Boulevardier

This is the most obvious choice for an action horror movie. This will help you to gain the courage to complete the movie through the most heart-gripping scenes, where the protagonist is being chased by a dark spirit in the woods. The Signature whisky in the cocktail adds a very woody and mature note to the whole drink.


  • 22 ml Signature whisky
  • 15 ml Campari
  • 15 ml sweet vermouth 
  • Orange twist for garnishing

Add your whisky and sweet vermouth into a cocktail mixer along with lots of ice. Stir everything well. Now strain your cocktail mix into a rock glass filled with fresh eyes. Garnish the mixture with an orange twist. Your cocktail will be ready in under five minutes.

These are some simple cocktail recipes that you can enjoy on your action movie night. All of these cocktails go with different genres of action and you can select them likewise.