Tom Hanks has created what Stephen Colbert calls a “shamefully good” cocktail for those who are not participating in Dry January… or maybe just wetting it a little.
The actor showed off his new creation while appearing on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday.
He says he and his wife, Rita Wilson, recently ordered a celebratory bottle of Champagne at Café Carlyle in New York City. He explained, “I’m not a big drinker. So I usually have a Diet Coke because if you didn’t have a long enough disco nap, you’re going to fall asleep at 11:45.”
Hanks says the staff poured the Champagne into the flutes as if it was “the last episode of ‘The Bachelor,'” which inspired him to request a shot of bubbly in his Diet Coke.
Hanks claims the drink was delicious – and insisted that Colbert sample it. Colbert did and admitted, “It’s really good. It’s strangely, strikingly, shamefully good.” When he was trying to come up with a name for the drink, Hanks said he combined the words “Diet Coke” with “champagne” to form “The Diet Cokagne.”