The Movie and the Beverage

The Movie and the Beverage – What to drink when you’re watching a film


There are certain films which virtually cry out to you to pour yourself a glass of something. If you’re at home, that is, watching the telly or something you’ve downloaded and you can only watch it on your computer. Doesn’t “A Clockwork Orange” put you in the mood for a glass of milk? How about “Casablanca”? Fanta Orange? Ha!


Names of films can be misleading in this respect. Woody Allen’s “Manhattan” simply cannot be watched when drinking a Manhattan, which goes much better with “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil”. I’ve found that “Peggy Sue Got Married” can be enhanced if imbibing a gin and tonic, but you wouldn’t want that if you were watching “Kes”, which calls for something like real ale.


What films would you watch while drinking Diet Coke? What is the perfect liquid accompaniment to “Breaking the Waves”? Why doesn’t tea work with “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, while coffee does? These are some of the questions we will be attempting to solve in this, our most abstruse blog section, where many minorities mack a muckle, where the big fish can’t see the little fish for the trees and where your guess is as good as mine.



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