Cocktail, the film turns 21 this year and is old enough to drink (finally) but wait! Disney says no. What am I talking about? Well…Cocktail was one of the films I chose for this years annual Cocktail Film Fest in New Orleans (Click on the “Miss Charming™ Events tab to learn more). Cocktail is a Touchstone film. While obtaining the rights to show the film, Disney (owns Touchstone) told Tales of the Cocktail that cocktails/alcohol could not be served before, during, or after the film is shown. What!?
To date, the film Cocktail mentions more cocktails than any film that I am privy to. It must hold the record! Only 3 are mentioned and made and they are a Red Eye (beer, tomato juice, spices, and a raw egg), Turquoise Blue (a made up blue drink split strained into a Martini glass that appears to be made with Bacardi light rum, blue Curacao and either pinapple juice or sour mix), and a Daiquiri (he makes it frozen and pours it into a Hurricane glass). Other drinks only mentioned are Velvet Hammer, Vodka and Rose’s, Gilbey’s and Tonic, Absolut Rocks, Orgasm, Cuba Libre, White wine, Orgasm, Angel Tit, Dirty Mother, Bloody Mary, Martini, Briar Tuck, Screwdriver, Pink Squirrel, Kamikaze, Sex on the Beach, Velvet Hammer, Iced Tea, Alabama Slammer, Death Spasm, Singapore Sling, Ding-a-Ling, and Molson beer.
Other Alcohol Seen and/or Mentioned
King Louis XIII is part of a bet and drank between Tom and Bryan. Jim Beam is what is in Tom’s hand when he recites the Last Barmans poem. Bryan pours him and Tom Remy Martin Cognac. Tom and Bryan drink Miller High Life Beer.
Last Barman Poet
I am the last barman poet
I see America drinking the fabulous cocktails I make
Americans getting stinky on something I stir or shake
The Sex on the Beach, the schnapps made from peach,
The Velvet Hammer, the Alabama Slammer.
I make things with juice and froth
The Pink Squirrel, The 3-toed sloth.I make drinks so sweat and snazzy
The Iced Tea, the Kamakazi, the Orgasm, the Death Spasm,
The Singapore Sling, the Dingaling.
America you’ve just been devoted to every flavor I got. But if you want to got loaded Why don’t you just order a shot? Bar is open.
Does anyone have any ideas how to get around Disney’s ridiculous policy? I was thinking of a BYOB, but I don’t know the hotels cork policy. What do you think?
Here’s the Last Barman Poet from YouTube.