If you want to meet a celebrity and have a drink with them, your chances are slim to non-existent. However, the opportunities for them to consume a beverage that represents their personalities are virtually limitless. These cocktails, which range from fruity concoctions with gin to bitter-sweet blends with whiskey, are infused with a dash of pizazz.
Lady Gaga is the owner of 19 different species of fern, and actress Jane Birkin was the inspiration for the uber chic and popular Hermès bag. When you achieve fame and popularity, it is common for a whole range of things to be named after you. It’s just something that comes with the territory. As a result, it isn’t surprising that bartenders all over the world have been serving up cocktails with celebrity namesakes to add a touch of glamour, nostalgia, and fun to their alcoholic menus.
Because of the COVID-19 restrictions, many of us will be spending more time at home. Try some of these delicious and quirky cocktails named after celebrities to pass the time at home.
These entertaining cocktails are inspired by and named after famous people:
The Charlie Chaplin
This one, which was created at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York during the height of the British comedian’s fame in the 1920s, was commissioned by the hotel. It is unclear whether the drink is simply a commemorative gesture or a reflection of his personal preference for a sloe gin, lime, and apricot brandy concoction. With fruity, citrusy, and sweet notes, one thing is certain: whipping up a batch of these will put a smile on your face, just like watching one of his films will do. This is one of the most popular cocktails in the world, and it is named after a celebrity. A word of caution: although delicious, this beverage can be extremely sweet, so be sure to dilute it slightly to suit your taste buds.
The Mary Pickford
Legendary silent film actress Mary Pickford was fondly called America’s Sweetheart. Naturally, her namesake cocktail had to have something sweet going for it. This one’s made with white rum, fresh pineapple juice, grenadine, and Maraschino liqueur. A Maraschino cherry tops this up. Although there are varying reports on where the drink originated, it’s generally accepted that it made its appearance in the 1920s. Whip this one up when you’re craving something sweet.
The Jean Harlow
The popular American actress known for her bold movie choices, Jean Harlow reportedly enjoyed taking sips of her namesake drink. A simple blend of sweet rum martini with sweet vermouth, the lemon spiral garnish is an important one for this drink because it represents the platinum-blonde’s curls.
The Marilyn Monroe
American actress, model, and singer Marilyn Monroe stole many hearts with her on-screen presence and was known to enjoy a glass of champagne every now and then. Naturally, the drink that’s named after her had to feature the fizzy beverage. Also featured in the recipe are apple brandy and grenadine. Top that up with two cherries and you’ve got something special to toast with.
The Bill Murray
When American actor and comedian Bill Murray wandered into The Anchor in New York for a drink, the bartender made something especially for him. And so we have, the Bill Murray, a concoction that includes bourbon with lemon juice, elderflower liqueur, fresh watermelon, and basil. Refreshing!
The Ginger Rogers
Actress, dancer, and singer Ginger Rogers won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in romantic drama Kitty Foyle. Known as Fred Alistair’s favourite dance partner, her popularity could also be attributed to her charm and good-natured presence. Her drink features gin, fresh lemon juice, ginger-pepper syrup, and mint leaves.
The John Daly
Pro golfer John Daly has a well-known Diet coke and alcohol habit. His namesake cocktail is believed to be a tongue-in-cheek reference to this and features lemonade, vodka, and iced tea. This one’s also believed to be the boozy version of the Arnold Palmer, which follows the same recipe but omits the alcohol.
The Goblin King, David Bowie
This British singer, actor, and songwriter, known best for his tendency to jump genres, experiment, and shift styles, has as many boozy concoctions to his name that are as varied as his personality. This particular one is inspired by his role in the 80s classic Labyrinth and is a blend of black vodka and sweet vermouth.
Which one of these are you whipping out your cocktail shakers for?
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