"The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry Martini you always shake to waltz time." - William Powell as Nick Charles in 'The Thin Man'
There are few Hollywood romances greater than the one between Nick and Nora Charles and their cocktail bar. 'The Thin Man,' the film in which the fictional lovers were featured, was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, in 1935. While it achieved none of them, the characters' deep devotion to elegant tippling won a place in cocktail fetishists' hearts for the rest of eternity.
As part of their 31 Days of Oscar celebration, the experts at Turner Classic Movies have pored over award-winning films to find the ones that best celebrated the art of imbibing - and shared recipes for classic cocktails so you can get a little Oscar buzz of your own at home.
TCM's Favorite Film Cocktails
The Night of the Iguana (1964)
Funny Girl (1968)
North by Northwest (1959)
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
Top Hat (1935)
Down Argentine Way (1940)
Now, Voyager (1942 - airs 2/27)
Watch 31 Days of Oscar on Turner Classic Movies, and let us know your favorite movie drinking scenes in the comments below.
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