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10 Popcorn and Drink Pairings For Whatever Movie You’re Feeling

Whether you’re craving a good laugh, a good cry, or something else, nothing pairs better with a movie than popcorn and a cocktail! Enjoy your next flick with the crave-worthy flavors and real ingredients of G.H. Cretors popcorn.

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Caramel and Cheese Popcorn + Tom Collins

Quench your hunger and thirst with this part-sweet, part-savory pairing while you’re on the edge of your seat.

Popcorn: G.H. Cretors The Mix

Cocktail ingredients:

2 ounces gin

1 ounce lemon juice

3/4 ounce simple syrup

Club soda


Maraschino cherry and lemon slice for garnish


Combine gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a glass filled with ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with maraschino cherry and lemon slice before serving.

Caramel Popcorn + Strawberry Peach Bellini

Sometimes we all need a lil' sugar!

Popcorn: G.H. Cretors Just The Caramel Corn

Cocktail ingredients:

Strawberry sugar (blend white sugar and freeze-dried strawberries together in a food processor!)


1/8 cup frozen peaches

1/8 cup frozen strawberries

1 tablespoon simple syrup


Wet the rim of a champagne glass and roll in strawberry sugar until coated. Combine frozen peaches and strawberries in a blender with simple syrup and blend until smooth.

Spoon a few tablespoons of the peach-strawberry puree into a glass and top with prosecco before serving.

Inspiration here.

Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn + Negroni

Getting ~cultured~ feels (and tastes) so good.

Popcorn ingredients:

1 bag G.H. Cretors Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Grated parmesan

Garlic powder

Salt and pepper

Fresh rosemary


Toss popcorn with parmesan, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with rosemary and serve.

Cocktail ingredients:

1 ounce gin

1 ounce Campari

1 ounce sweet Vermouth


Orange twist for garnish


Combine gin, Campari, and vermouth in a glass filled with ice. Stir gently and garnish with orange twist before serving.

White Cheddar Popcorn With Black Pepper + Blue Lagoon Cocktail

You could totally handle an alien invasion with this bold pairing on hand.

Popcorn: G.H. Cretors Organic White Cheddar

With black pepper added to taste

Cocktail ingredients:

2 ounces vodka

1 ounce Blue Curaçao liqueur

5 ounces lemonade


Maraschino cherry and orange slice for garnish


Combine vodka, Blue Curaçao, and lemonade in a glass filled with ice. Stir well and garnish with maraschino cherry and orange slice before serving.

Inspiration here.

Buffalo Cheddar Popcorn + Whiskey Sour


Popcorn ingredients:

1 bag G.H. Cretors Just The Cheese Corn

1/3 cup butter

1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce

Chili powder (optional)


Melt butter in a microwave safe dish. In a large bowl, gently toss melted butter over popcorn until well-coated. Add buffalo wing sauce and toss until well-combined. Add chili powder (optional) to taste and then serve.

Cocktail ingredients:

2 ounces bourbon whiskey

1/2 ounce lime juice

1/2 ounce lemon juice

1 ounce simple syrup


Lemon wedge for garnish


Add bourbon, lime and lemon juice, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and shake. Strain over ice and garnish with lemon wedge before serving.

Dill Pickle Popcorn + Bloody Mary

What could suit a scary movie better than a drink with the word “bloody” in it? This savory pairing will make the nightmares worth it!

Popcorn: G.H. Cretors Organic Dill Pickle

Cocktail ingredients:

2 ounces vodka

4 ounces tomato juice

A couple squeezes lemon juice

A couple dashes Worcestershire sauce

A couple dashes hot sauce

A pinch of celery salt

Salt and pepper and to taste


Celery stalk and lemon wedge for garnish


Combine vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, celery salt, and salt and pepper in a cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into glass filled with ice. Garnish with celery stalk and lemon wedge before serving.

Inspiration here.

Chili Lime Popcorn + Jalapeño Margarita

Fuel the fire. 🔥

Popcorn ingredients:

1 bag G.H. Cretors Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tablespoon lime juice (1 lime)

1/2 teaspoon chili powder

1/4 cup chopped cilantro


In a large bowl, squeeze lime over popcorn and gently mix. Add chili powder and cilantro and gently mix again before serving.

Cocktail ingredients:

Margarita salt for rim

2 ounces tequila

1/4 of a jalapeño pepper, sliced

1/2 ounce orange liqueur

1/2 ounce simple syrup

1 ounce lime juice


Lime and jalapeno slices for garnish


Wet the rim of a rocks glass and roll in margarita salt until lightly coated. Pour tequila into separate glass and add jalapeño slices. Let sit for 15 minutes (the longer it sits, the spicier it gets!)

Combine jalapeño-infused tequila, orange liqueur, simple syrup, and lime juice into the rocks glass with ice. Stir and garnish with lime and jalapeño slices before serving.

Inspiration here.

Honey Butter Kettle Corn + Frozen Watermelon Mojito

Can’t stop, won’t stop. This pairing will keep you cool while you work up a sweat!

Popcorn: G.H. Cretors Organic Honey Butter Kettle Corn

Cocktail ingredients:

1/2 cup cubed and seeded watermelon, frozen

1 1/2 ounces white rum

1 ounce club soda

3/4 ounce frozen limeade

A few fresh mint leaves, chopped

Fresh mint sprigs and lime slice for garnish


Combine watermelon, rum, club soda, limeade, and mint leaves in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into glass and garnish with mint sprigs and lime slice before serving.

Inspiration here.

Salted Butter Popcorn + Dark And Shandy

Mood. ✌️

Popcorn: G.H. Cretors Organic Salted Butter

Cocktail ingredients:

1 1/2 ounces ginger simple syrup (add thinly sliced ginger to your simple syrup recipe and let simmer!)

A couple squeezes lime juice


1 bottle dark lager beer

1/2 ounce dark rum

Lime wedge for garnish


Mix the ginger syrup and lime juice together in glass or small bowl. Fill a pint glass halfway with ice and add syrup/lime mixture. Pour a beer over the syrup. Pour dark rum over the top so it floats. Garnish with a lime wedge before serving.

Inspiration here.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Popcorn + Dry Martini

Skip the crazy flavors and colors — keep this pairing clean and classy just like what film used to be.

Popcorn: G.H. Cretors Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cocktail ingredients:

2 1/2 ounces oz dry gin

1/2 ounce dry vermouth

Cracked ice

Green olives for garnish


Combine gin and vermouth in a cocktail shaker filled with ice and stir until very cold. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with olives before serving.

Put on whatever movie suits your fancy and settle in with a tasty cocktail and a bowl of G.H. Cretors popcorn for a truly craveable experience.

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