The Americano Cocktail is a must make drink for your James Bond movie night at home. Why? He first ordered an Americano in the 007 novels. (Not a martini!) The cocktail recipe itself is extremely simple: Equal parts of Campari and sweet vermouth in an ice-filled glass and topped with soda water. The bittersweet taste is refreshing as any Campari cocktail – but it is VERY bitter.

David and I made this drink recipe as part of our family’s Sunday movie night tradition, and started pairing popcorn and cocktail recipes with our favorite films. Here is our James Bond movie night drinks and popcorn pairing:

MOVIE: Dr. No (1962). The classic James Bond movie where a British government agent seeks answers in a case involving the disappearance of a colleague and the disruption of the American space program. It stars a very young Sean Connery and Ursula Andress.

POPCORN: Bacon Popcorn with Caramel Drizzle. This recipe is a family movie night favorite, and the bitterness of the Americano pairs well with the sweet and smokey bacon caramel popcorn. Chunks of smokey bacon and Dell CoveĀ® Kettle Corn popcorn seasoning give this bacon caramel popcorn a flavor twist. And then everything is baked together until you have salty-sweet, crunchy popcorn clusters. Get this recipe here.

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