Before you fire up Netflix again, we can all agree it's time to shake up the nightly quarantine routine. On our list of shake-ups? A full-on movie night, the kind you prepare for and anticipate instead of finally settling on something after you're tired of scrolling. 

To help your chosen feature film go down a bit more smoothly, the folks at Colonial Wines & Spirits put together a guide to what to sip while watching. 

Don't forget: You can now have your favorite drinks delivered to your door. Learn more here.


Each recipe yields eight four-ounce servings.


If you're watching an action movie, make...

The Vesper

  • 3 cups Citadelle gin
  • 1 cup Tito’s vodka
  • 1/2 cup Lillet Blanc
  • lemon twists for garnish

When making these one at a time, they should be shaken Bond style. This larger batch may be stirred. Make in advance, cover and place in the freezer two hours before serving. To serve, pour into a well-chilled coupe or martini glass and garnish with lemon twist. 


If you're watching comedy, make a...

Bourbon Lemonade

  • 8 oz. Marker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 2 cups lemonade
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • lemon wedge or cherry for garnish

Combine the first three ingredients over ice and shake vigorously (if you have a suitable container), otherwise stir until all ingredients are mixed together thoroughly. Serve immediately or strain off of ice and refrigerate. Strain into a rocks glass with ice and garnish with a lemon wedge or cherry.


If you're watching a crime/gangster flick, make a...

Dark & Stormy

  • 2 1/2 cups Gosling’s Black Seal rum
  • 5 1/2 cups Fever Tree ginger beer
  • lime wedge for garnish

Combine the two ingredients in a large pitcher and stir lightly before each pour. Fill a rocks glass with ice and pour. Garnish with a lime wedge.


If you're watching drama, make a…

Classic Negroni

  • 1 1/2 cup Roxor gin
  • 1 1/2 cup Dolin sweet vermouth
  • 1 1/2 Campari
  • orange peel for garnish

Stir with ice for 20-30 seconds. Strain into coupe glass. Garnish with an orange peel. 


Find more movie night picks and recipes on the Colonial website.