The iconic HBO series Sex and the City, based on the 1997 book of the same name by Candace Bushnell, was all about single women, iconic fashion, designer shoes, a rotating carousel of men and - of course - cocktails, cocktails and more cocktails. From 1998 to 2004 my friends and I (and millions of other American women) sat in front of our TV sets on Sunday nights and watched 22 minutes of pure, unadulterated female programming and loved every minute of it. Then we were treated to 2 movies in 2008 and 2010.
"I couldn't help but wonder . . ."
was there ever an episode that didn't have a cocktail in it? From Champagne to shooters, Martinis to Flirtinis and beer at ballgames to rooftop trashcan punches, cocktails showed up as often as Carrie's shoe fetish and Samantha's libido. If you ask me, they should have given booze a screen credit.
"I'd like a cheeseburger, please, large fries .... and a Cosmopolitan?"
Of course, the most iconic cocktail associated with Sex and the City is the Cosmopolitan. In fact, SATC single handedly pushed the Cosmo into an iconic cocktail. But it wasn't the only alcohol Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda and Samantha tossed back in 94 television episodes and 2 movies. Below are a few classics and a few of my own personal Sex and the City inspired drinks.
The one, the only SATC
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