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You bring the snacks, because Jarrod aka @diycocktailguy is bringing the ultimate movie night cocktail recipe. Salty, sweet and smooth — this easy cocktail is best enjoyed with your favourite flick or latest blockbuster.

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Movie Night Salted Caramel Popcorn Espresso Martini

Roll out the red carpet for Jarrod’s Salted Caramel Popcorn Espresso Martini, the ultimate sidekick for your next movie night marathon. It’s creamy, salty and sweet with just the right amount of decadence. Most importantly, it’s quick and easy to whip up at home during the opening credits. 


“The beautiful thing about this cocktail recipe is that it only takes a couple of ingredients, so it won’t take long to make at all,” Jarrod the @diycocktailguy advises. Bailey’s Irish Cream gives it a smooth velvety consistency, the fresh espresso brings the buzz and the saltiness comes from the popcorn syrup and caramel sauce.


So, get settled on the couch for a rainy weekend movie marathon or a Friday date night while we bring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to your martini glass. Lights, camera, shake!


(Serves 2)


60mL of Vodka O 

120mL of Bailey’s Irish Cream

30mL of fresh espresso 

30mL of Monin Popcorn Syrup 

A dash of salted caramel sauce 

Caramel popcorn, to garnish



  1. Add plenty of ice to your cocktail shaker.
  2. Pop in 60mL of your Vodka O. This recipe serves 2, so remember to multiply ingredients if the whole gang is joining you for your movie night.
  3. Next, add 120mL of Bailey’s Irish Cream and 30mL of fresh espresso. The caffeine hit will stop everyone from dozing off during the movie!
  4. Add a dash of salted caramel sauce and 30mL of Monin Popcorn Syrup.”It smells exactly like popcorn — it’s weird but delicious,” Jarrod says. 
  5. Give your cocktail a shake and add a caramel swirl to your martini glass. Pour the mixture into your glass and garnish with caramel popcorn to finish.

The best movie snacks to serve up with your Salted Caramel Popcorn Espresso Martinis

A good selection of treats and snacks is a must when it comes to hosting a movie night. Some go for salty, others like sweet, and then some like a combination of both. Think caramel popcorn, pretzels, cookie dough and cheesy nachos to get you started. Then a round of choc tops to finish off just as your movie is coming to the cliffhanger. Our hack? Grab the Monin Popcorn Syrup and drizzle it on top of your ice cream for a salty touch!

Iconic movie cocktails to make at home depending on what type of movie buff you are.

Forget scrolling through Netflix for hours, we’ve got all the movie inspiration you need below. Once you’ve whipped up a round of Salted Caramel Popcorn Espresso Martinis for your latest movie night, bring out your inner leading lady or man by sipping on one of these iconic cinematic cocktails. 


If you’re in the mood for a spy movie…


Watch Casino Royale and make Vesper Martinis. Named after the double agent and love interest of James Bond in Casino Royale, the Vesper Martini shot to fame after Ian Fleming’s debut novel. Channel your inner 007 with the sophisticated combination of gin, vodka, Lillet Blanc and an aromatic lemon twist. This cocktail is, of course, shaken not stirred. 


If you’re in the mood for an old Hollywood movie…


Watch Casablanca and make a French 75. A classic cocktail in its own right, the light and fizzy French 75 catapulted to cinematic fame when Humphrey Bogart’s character, Rick, ordered one when faced with his former flame, Yvonne, in the 1942 WWII film. 


If you’re in the mood for a romance movie…


Watch Sex and the City and make Cosmopolitans. Get the gang together for a chick flick movie night featuring your favourite New York City ‘it’ girls and a round of Cosmos. Whether you’re a Carrie or a Samantha, you’re guaranteed to love the mix of vodka, Contreau, lime and cranberry juice. 


If you’re in the mood for a period drama movie…


Watch the Great Gatsby and make Mint Juleps. Bring the glitz of the roaring 20s with the southern-inspired classic cocktail famously sipped on by Carrie Mulligan’s character, Daisy Buchanan. If Mint Juleps don’t do the trick, fancy champagne in coupe glasses will also channel your inner Gatsby. 

If you’re in the mood for a black comedy…


Watch Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and make Singapore Slings. The ultimate 90s road trip film famously put Singapore Slings with a side of mezcal front and centre. A lip-smacking mix of gin, Contreau, cherry liqueur, bitters, lime, Grenadine and pineapple juice — the Singapore Sling had already gained a reputation for being the pink-hued drink, disguised as non-alcoholic, that was made for women during a time when drinking was frowned upon. 


Well there you have it, movie buffs! Lots of cocktail inspiration to give a go next time you’re settling in for a Hollywood blockbuster. If you loved the Salted Caramel Popcorn Espresso Martini, shake up our S’mores flavoured martini next —  it’s a must try!

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