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Winona Forever

Updated: Jun 10, 2021

Winona Ryder started her career as a movie ingenue providing characters that became instant classics and favorites. In this week's post, I've included some of my favorite characters that she's played and cocktails inspired by the movies. Starting with the all important Bram Stoker's Dracula production from the 1990s.

Dracula’s wife

Vodka cocktail


2 oz Vodka

3/4 oz Sweet Vermouth

1 oz Blood orange juice

3 dashes of Fire bitters

Garnish: Blood orange wedge

Recipe: In a shaker with ice, pour vodka, sweet Vermouth, and blood orange juice. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Then dash three dashes of fire bitters. Garnish with a blood orange wedge.

Don't you know I'm a Veronica? I love The Heathers ever since my mom introduced it to me when I was in high school. At first I hated the movie (because high school) but I have grown to love it completely. In honor of Veronica Sawyer, I have created a blue cocktail with a twist of red. Perfect to match the color story of Heathers.

I’m a Veronica

1 1/2 oz Gin

1 oz Blue curaçao

1 oz Meyer Lemon juice

1 teaspoon of Grenadine

Garnish: Maraschino cherry

Recipe: In a shaker with ice, pour gin, blue curaçao, and Meyer lemon juice. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Spoon grenadine into the glass. Garnish with cherries.

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