Sure, we can blame Sex and the City for the popularity of syrupy, flavored vodka cocktails back in the ’90s and even its lingering presence in clubs and hotel bars now, but with the new movie**, Sex and the City 2, coming out, how else can a bunch of best girlfriends toast to the adventures of their favorite foursome, now on the big screen?** Yes, I may be a cocktail snob but I’m also a huuge SATC fan. And fortunately with the opening of the sequel there are **many venues celebrating with a variety of libations from the standard Cosmo to beer flights to even martinis and Manhattans in honor of Mr. Big.**
Lola’s, Los Angeles: This bar, aka “Home of the Apple Martini,” has a slew of Skyy Vodka cocktails ($12 each) inspired by the fab New Yorkers. With every SATC cocktail you get an entry form for a chance to win two tickets to the L.A. premiere of the movie as well as dinner for two at Lola’s. BTW, my fave of the cocktails, the Red Over Heels, was created by none other than my buddy, Natalie Bovis aka The Liquid Muse!
- Glamour Gal (Carrie): Skyy Vodka, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup & crème de cassis
- Blonde Ambition (Samantha): Skyy Vodka, pineapple juice, lime juice, triple sec & crème de cacao
- Red over Heels (Miranda): Skyy Vodka, Canton ginger liquor, splash of honey, squeeze of lemon
- Park Avenue Princess (Charlotte): Skyy Vodka, splash of organic grape juice, splash of lime soda, lemon juice
- Mr. Manhattan (Mr. Big): Skyy Vodka, organic black cherry juice, splash of Wild Turkey, splash of coke
Napa Valley Grille, Westwood: From May 27-30, you can get a free Cosmo (reg. $12) — Skyy vodka, cranberry juice and triple sec — when you come in with your SATC 2 ticket stub. The movie will be playing at the Regency Village Theatre near this Westwood restaurant.
The London, West Hollywood: From now through June, The Gordon Ramsay Bar?s ?London After Five? happy hour (Monday-Friday, 5-7pm) is all about the movie with $5 appetizers like mini lobster burgers and spicy lamb kebabs and $5 Skyy SATC-themed cocktails, as well as the following:
- The Fashionista: Veuve Clicquot, Pomegranate Juice. Pink Rose Petal Garnish
- The Bombshell: Tangerine Juice, Maraschino Liqueur, Veuve Clicquot, Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Townhouse Kitchen & Bar, Sherman Oaks: Through the rest of the month of May, after seeing the movie at the Arclight Sherman Oaks, SATC fans can enjoy cocktails like the Carrie — Svedka Vodka, Parma Liquor, Pineapple Juice, and a splash of Pomegranate ($10) — and The Mr. Big, made with Chopin Vodka, olive juice and blue cheese stuffed olives at this nearby barestaurant. There’s even something for beer drinkers: The Fierce Foursome beer flight ($7.50), consisting of blondes, a red head and a brunette — four-ounce pours of Shocktop, Blue Moon, Fat Tire, and Lost Coast Downtown Brown.
**21+ Screenings of Sex and the City movies
ArcLight Hollywood: Get food, cocktails and a movie all under the same roof thanks to the theater’s special SATC 2 party package for opening weekend. For $70 a person you get a movie ticket, two drink coupons for the same movie-inspired Skyy cocktails featured at Lola’s and unlimited apps like sliders, brie and apple crustini and mini cupcakes.
Gold Class Cinemas: Wow, what a drag. Most of the showtimes at this fancy-schmancy Pasadena theater during opening weekend are already sold out. But if you want to see the movie by yourself at 3pm on a Tuesday, you’re golden. Anyhoo I just wanted to call out their specialty SATC 2 cocktail menu which not only features cocktails made famous by the show — like the Cosmo, Flirtini and Tartini — but they feature a Manhattan.
Yamashiro, Hollywood: As part of its weekly movie nights, the restaurant will be doing a complimentary screening of the first Sex and the City movie in its Garden Theater on Wednesday the 26th to get you in the mood for the sequel. Cocktails and a full service menu will be available, but they’ll also have $5 mixed fruit cosmos for the occasion.