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The first known book to list favorite celebrity cocktails is the 1928 book Cheerio. This is an interesting cocktail book in that it was published in America during Prohibition and has a baby on the cover. You can click on the book to look inside and you buy the vintage book here.
In November of 1933, the book Hollywood Cocktails was published. It contains 300 drink recipes from restaurants and bars celebrities patronized. Click on the book to look inside and you can buy this vintage book here. Books to follow include"
Hollywood Cocktails by Ben Reed
Celebrity Cocktails by Brian Van Flandern
Of All the Gin Joints: Stumbling Through Hollywood History by Mark Bailey
Gone with the Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist by Tim Federle
Cocktails in the Movies: An Illustrated Guide to Cinematic Mixology by Wil Francis and Stacey Marsh
Me, William T. Garver and Ted Haigh have collected drinks seen in films for many years. We even did a seminar together at Tales of the Cocktail. Garver first started writing an article for Modern Drunkard Magazine titled “Soused Cinema.” Then in December 2006, Garver started his Booze Movies blog that not only shows clips of drinks seen in film but also gives reviews of the films. I also have a Facebook Cocktails in Media page.
Below is a collection of drinks celebrities have been seen drinking, ordering or talking about. Many of them were shared with me by bartenders around the world.
Alan Jackson: Bushwhackers on his private yacht. I did not witness this, but it is what he told me while at his house in Jupiter, Florida.
Alfred Hitchcock: Mimosa.
Amy Schumer: She drinks wine, but used to be a bartender and is known for tipping bartenders $1,000.
Andy Dick: Vodka with anything.
Andy Garcia: Negroni and Grey Goose Martini.
Andy McDowell: Midori Sour.
Andy Warhol: Dom Pérignon.
Alan Cumming: Martini.
Ava Gardner: Beefeater gin, Bloody Mary, Whiskey & Coke, Martini, and Mai Tai
Barbra Streisand: Champagne Cocktail at the Playboy Mansion in the 1960s.
Beyoncé: Red Wine.
Bill Maher: Vodka & Tonic, with the lime on the side on a napkin preferably placed with tongs because he is a germaphobe.
Bing Crosby: Bourbon and Herradura Tequila.
Blake Lively: Aviation American Gin.
Britt Leach: Scotch on the rocks.
Bob Saget: Margarita in Los Angeles and he is a great tipper.
Buddy Hackett: Gin Ricky.
Cal Ripkin: Rum Runners served by me at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World.
Carson Daly: Bloody Mary with pickle juice and beef jerky and Ketel One vodka, POM, and Fresca.
CeeLo Green: Long Island Iced Tea.
Charles Bronson: Corona.
Charlize Theron: Pomegranate Blossom at Social in Hollywood (closed in 2010)
Chevy Chase: Piña Colada served by me at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World.
Clint Eastwood: Cabernet.
Conan O'Brien: Appletinis? On August 9, 2011, he said, “After yesterday’s six-hundred-point drop, the stock market fell and then got back up again six times today. So basically, the stock market is acting like me after three Appletinis.”
David Bowie: Bombay Sapphire Martini.
David Krumholtz (TV show Numbers): Patron Margarita.
David Lee Roth: Jack Daniel’s straight from the bottle at every concert in the 1970s-1980s.
Dean Martin: Pinch Scotch & Soda, Dewar’s Scotch & Soda, and ginger ale on the rocks with a little Scotch on the rim so that it looked and smelled like a drink at the Playboy Mansion.
Don Rickles: Gin and Vodka Martinis.
Ed Koch: Coconut Daiquiri.
Eddie Money: Tequila Sunrise.
Elizabeth Hurley: Stinger.
Elizabeth Montgomery: Sidecar, Sazerac, White Wine, Smirnoff Bloody Mary, and Smirnoff Screwdriver at the Playboy Mansion.
Elizabeth Taylor: Scotch, vodka, Bloody Marys, and Chocolate Martinis.
Ellen DeGeneres: Tequila and Gin & Tonic and is a good tipper because she used to be a bartender.
Elvira (Cassandra Peterson): Vodka Cranberry.
Eminem: Vodka at the Lollapalooza arena.
Ernest Hemingway: Papa Noble, Dry Martini, Bloody Mary, Hemingway Daiquiris, Absinthe Drip, Mojito, Death in the Afternoon, and Planter’s Punches.
Eva Mendes: Pink Elephant at the Pink Elephant in New York City.
Frank Sinatra: Bourbon & Water, Scotch & Water, and Jack Daniel’s.
Freddy Mercury: Vodka, wine, and beer.
F. Scott Fitzgerald: Gin Rickey.
George Chakiris (1961 Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner, West Side Story): Keoke Coffee.
George Clooney: Casamigos Tequila and Raspberry Cheesecake at the Cherry Nightclub in Las Vegas.
George Lucas: Bourbon Old-Fashioneds.
Gerard Depardieu: Wine.
Gisele Bündchen: Peach Passion in Miami.
Hal Nederham: Absolut Citron on the rocks with a lemon twist.
Hulk Hogan: Piña Coladas served by me at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World.
Humphrey Bogart: Scotch, Martinis, and Black Velvet cocktail. On his deathbed, he supposedly said, "I should never have switched from scotch to Martinis."
Hunter S. Thompson: Chartreuse on the rocks.
Jack Benny: Gin Martini.
Jane Birkin: Appletini at the Fubar in Paris.
Janis Joplin: Southern Comfort, Rose’s Lime, and soda water.
Jayma Mays: Gin & Tonic with honey.
Jay-Z: Armand de Brignac Champagne.
Jeff Gordon: White Wine Spritzer.
Jennifer Aniston: Margaritas.
Jennifer Lawrence: Piña Colada and wine.
Jerry O’Connell: Cosmopolitan in Australia.
Jessica Biel: Angry Dragon Martini at the Grand Hotel in New York City.
Jessica Simpson: Grey Goose & Soda and champagne.
Jim Belushi: Rémy Martin XO.
JK Rowling: Gin & Tonic.
Joan Crawford: Whisky Sour made with Scotch at American Bar at the Savoy in London.
Jock Mahoney: Bourbon & Water.
Joe Namath (football quarterback): Absolut on the rocks.
Joe Pesci: Gin Martini.
John Ashton: Dewar’s & Water.
Johnny Depp: Blueberry & Ginger Bourbon Sour at the Buddha Bar in Paris.
Johnny Halliday: Woodford Reserve Old-Fashioned.
John Travolta: Bombay Sapphire Martini.
Jon Bon Jovi: Chartreuse on the rocks.
Julia Roberts: Her favorite drink in Portugal is a Scorpino (vodka, Cointreau, cream, and lemon sorbet blended).
Karen Carpenter: Scotch on the rocks.
Kate Hudson: Passionate Saketini at Doku 15 in Toronto.
Kate Moss: Kate told Playboy that she orders “French 76” at the Hemingway Bar at the Ritz in Paris.
Kelly Ripa: Jell-O shots.
Kiefer Sutherland: Jade Mistress at the Red Pearl Kitchen in Hollywood (closed in 2013).
Kim Kardashian: White Russians and Midori Sours.
Kylie Minogue: Lychee Martinis at the Opium in Belfast.
Lance Bass: Appletini in Los Angeles and Mississippi Mule (moonshine & ginger beer) at his wedding. Moscow Mule served by me at the Bourbon O Bar in New Orleans.
Laura Prepon: Hurricane at Two Urban Licks in Atlanta, Georgia.
Linda Hamilton: Long Island Iced Tea served by me at the Bourbon O Bar in New Orleans.
Lindsay Lohan: Vodka, Vodka Redbulls, Jager Bombs, and Jack & Cokes.
Liv Tyler: Strawberry Daiquiri served by me at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World.
Lou Ferrigno: Strawberry Daiquiri and Kir.
Madonna: Cosmopolitan in Miami and NYC Pomegranate Martini at the Prime Grill in Los Angeles.
Mark Consuelos: Heineken.
Marc McGrath: Vodka Cranberry.
Marilyn Monroe: Champagne.
Mario Lopez: Margarita.
Martha Stewart: Mimosa made with blood orange juice.
Martin Landau: Vodka Martini.
Melanie Griffith: Frozen Margarita served by me at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World.
Mick Jagger: Tequila Sunrise, Jack and Coke, Mimosas, Cognac...probably everything.
Mick Jones (Foreigner): Stoli on the rocks.
Mike Ditka: Cape Cod.
Mila Kunis: Smoky Scotch and she became a Jim Beam ambassador in 2014.
Oprah Winfrey: Vodka and Tequila cocktails. On May 12, 2006, Oprah Winfrey and Rachael Ray made Lemondrop Martinis on the Oprah Show. In November of the same year, they made Pomegranate Martinis. This made these cocktails very popular.
Paris Hilton: Belvedere Vodka, GT Vodka, and Armand de Brignac Champagne.
President Andrew Jackson: Whiskey.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt: Martinis, Manhattans, and Bermuda Rum Swizzles.
President George H. W. Bush: Vodka Martinis.
President George Washington: Applejack and Madeira.
President Gerald Ford: Gin & Tonic and Martinis.
President Harry Truman: Old-Fashioneds.
President Herbert Hoover: Dry Gin Martini.
President John F. Kennedy: Daiquiris and Bloody Mary.
President Lyndon B. Johnson: Scotch.
President Martin Van Buren: Whiskey.
President Richard Nixon: Rum & Coke.
President Theodore Roosevelt: Mint Juleps.
President Warren G. Harding: Whiskey.
President Woodrow Wilson: Scotch.
Princess Stephanie of Monaco: Vodka and Pink Lemonade served by me at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World.
Queen Elizabeth II: Gordon’s Gin & Tonic with three slices of lemon while visiting Australia. And yellow Chartreuse after a fish and chip lunch at Claridges.
Rachel Maddow: This political broadcast host has had a longtime interest in cocktails. She has been on many talk shows making and talking about cocktails.
Raquel Welch: Champagne Cocktail.
Reba McEntire: anything made with American whiskey.
Rebecca Romijn: Red Pearl at the Red Pearl Kitchen in Hollywood.
Renée Zellweger: a cocktail named Cosmic Messenger .
Richard Burton: Whiskey & Soda, Vodka Martinis, Vodka & Tonic, and Jack & Soda.
Richard Chamberlain: Ketel One Martini with a side shot of cold olive brine.
Richard Mulligan (TV show Soap): Opal Nera Black Sambuca.
Robert De Niro: Hendrick’s Cucumber Martini on the Graham Norton Show.
Robert Stack: Early Times & Water.
Rock Hudson: Bloody Marys and Chocolate Martinis.
Ryan Gosling: Scotch.
Ryan Reynolds: Aviation American Gin.
Sally Field: Grasshoppers made with vanilla ice cream.
Sammy Hagar: Cabo Wabo Margarita.
Shane West: Jack & Coke.
Shirley Jones: Bombay Sapphire Martini.
Simon Le Bon (Duran Duran): Caipiroska.
Skeet Ulrich: Anything with tequila and he’s a great tipper.
Slash: Jack Daniel’s on the rocks.
Snoop Dog: Gin & Juice, Landy Egg Nog, and Vodka Cranberry.
Spike Lee: Absolut Brooklyn.
Steven Tyler: Pina Colada served by me at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World. He is sober today.
Tallulah Bankhead: Mint Julep, Gin Martini, French 75, frozen Daiquiri, and Manhattan.
Taylor Swift: Whiskey Sour.
Teri Garr: Mai Tai served by me at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World.
Tony Curtis: 100-proof Smirnoff on the rocks with a twist.
Tyne Daly: Greyhound.
Umberto of Italy (ex-king): Manhattan with two cherries at the American Bar at the Savoy in London.
Valerie Bertinelli: Cosmopolitan on the rocks, Vodka Cranberry, and Dirty Martini.
Vanessa Paradis: Strawberry Mojito at the Buddha Bar in Paris.
Vanessa Williams: Virgin Piña Colada served by me at the Grand Floridian Beach Resort in Walt Disney World.
Vince Vaughn: Vodka, Vodka Red Bull at the Reserve in Chicago, and Seabreezes.
Whitney Houston: Belvedere Martini.
Woody Allen: White Wine.
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In the 2007 book Rock Hudson: His Story, Elizabeth and Rock were filming Giant and on a Saturday night in 1955, they invented the Chocolate Martini. They put vodka, chocolate syrup, and chocolate liqueur in a Vodka Martini and thought it tasted terrific. Rock said, “We were really just kids, we could eat and drink anything, and we never needed sleep.” He also said one Sunday it hailed and they ran out with a bucket to gather hailstones to use as ice for Bloody Marys.
Jennifer Aniston has mentioned in interviews that she loves Patron and Don Julio tequilas. “I love Patrón. I also love Don Julio 1942. Justin actually makes the perfect Margarita because there’s no agave, no sugar, no mix. It’s pure tequila, lime juice, and a squinch of Cointreau. It’s delicious.”
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On February 9, 2011, Kim told Bazaar, “I don’t drink. I just started at thirty. A White Russian. I hate the taste of alcohol. White Russians or Midori Sours—that’s it.”
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Madonna: Cosmopolitan made by Patrick “Paddy” Mitten at the Life Cafe in New York City, Cosmopolitan made by Melissa Huffsmith at The Odeon in New York City, Cosmopolitan made by Cheryl Cook at The Strand in Miami Beach, Cosmopolitan made by Toby Cecchini at The Odeon in New York City, and Cosmopolitan made by Dale “King Cocktail” DeGroff at the Rainbow Room in New York City.
Celebrity Owned Booze
Aviation American Gin
Born and Bred Vodka
Crystal Head Vodka
Francis Ford Coppla
Sauza 901 Tequila
Motörhead (Heavy Metal Band)
Motörhead Dark Rum, Vodka, Whiskey,
Cider, Beer, and Wine.
Sean P. Diddy
Cabo Wabo Tequila
Sammy Hagar and Adam Levine
Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Pura Vida Tequila
Ty Ku Sake
Mikhail Baryshnikov and Bill Murray
Mmmhops pale ale
Born and Bred Vodka
Smith works Vodka
II'll more adding lots more soon!