Drink Like a Celebrity: 10 Drinks the Stars Love
Bring the red carpet to your living room by serving these celebrity-approved drinks
If you’re going to host a star-studded party, you need to think like a star. For Hollywood’s hottest, this night is all about the glamour, and what better way to be glamorous than to imitate the night’s most honored guests? Whether they’re nominated or simply attending, celebrities walking the red carpet will most definitely be enjoying a favorite drink (or two or three). As your guests gather around the TV, serve them what the celebrities are sipping to help give your red carpet party an authentic feel.
Host a Red Carpet Party with Celeb-Style Drinks
If you’re going to host a star-studded party, you need to think like a star. As your guests gather around the TV, serve them what the celebrities are sipping to help give your red carpet party an authentic feel.
Beyoncé: Long Island Iced Tea
Queen B’s flawless demeanor and likeable personality led her and buddy Kelly Rowland to knock back a few Long Islands Iced Teas in a Miami karaoke bar, and we just love her for it. This delicious, multi-layered cocktail is easy to drink and will definitely get the party started.
Try our Long Island Iced Tea Recipe here!
Benedict Cumberbatch: Aperol Spritz
Oscar 2015 nominee Benedict Cumberbatch recently confessed his love for the Aperol Spritz cocktail. The Campari-like main ingredient, Aperol, is blended with a dash of bubbly Prosecco and a splash of soda. A refreshing and classy cocktail: would you expect anything less from Benedict?
Try the Aperol SpritzRecipe here!
Dita Von Teese: Cointreau Rickey
The stage seductress Dita Von Teese has a deep appreciation for the vintage and voluptuous. Her drink of choice is the Cointreau Rickey, a simple lime juice cocktail that tastes clean, and fresh. We promise it is a fail-safe cocktail your guests will love!
Try the Cointreau Rickey Recipe here!
George Clooney: Whiskey
Jennifer Aniston: Margarita
Gearing up for a weekend of binge-watching Friends on Netflix? Instead of indulging in the show’s beverages of choice (coffee and wine), pay homage to leading lady Jennifer Aniston by sipping on a margarita. It suits her perfectly: sweet, tangy, and packed with a little punch!
Try our favorite Margarita recipes here.
Lady Gaga: Jameson on the Rocks
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We were surprised that Lady Gaga’s favorite drink isn’t red wine, though we’re sure it has a special place in her heart. We do think, however, that this bold liquor of choice represents her personality flawlessly, and we know we’ll toast one to her as she performs at the 2015 Oscars!
Try these Jameson cocktails.
Madonna: Pomegranate Martini
The Queen of Pop may have done some shocking things in her career, and her choice of favorite cocktail is equally surprising. After all, a pomegranate martini, while delicious, is rather average. Hey, you do you,Madonna
Try the Pomegranate Martini Recipe here!
Mindy Kaling: Dark and Stormy
Steve Carell: Red Wine
Funny man Steve Carell put on his serious face for his Oscar-nominated role in Foxcatcher. Evidently, he’s a down-to-business kind of drinker as well. When Carell goes out, his favorite drink to order is red wine.
Learn the 7 Benefits of Red Wine here.
Taylor Swift: Whiskey Sour
10 Memorable Food Scenes from Star Wars
There is no epic greater than Star Wars, the most impactful franchise of all time (sorry, Vin Diesel). While Star Wars certainly fills our hearts with joy, can we say that it also fills our stomachs with hunger? Both food and drink pop up in the Star Wars universe more often than you might think. In honor of Star Wars Day (aka May the 4th be with you), here are the 10 best food moments from Star Wars.
10 Disney Parks' Drinks You Can Make At Home For A Taste Of Magic
There's no need to pack your bags, because the perfect Disney day is waiting for you at home. There are virtual ride videos you can watch and fireworks shows to stream, so now all you need to know is how to make Disney parks' drinks at home, and you're set. You've probably seen copycat recipes of your favorite park snacks and desserts, but sometimes, you want your fave Disney drink in hand when you're relaxing on the couch.
Luckily, there are recipes out there that don't require a park ticket in order for you to enjoy them. These 10 Disney drink recipes are perfect for when you simply want to treat yourself and experience a cup of magic while watching a Disney film. You could also whip up a round of drinks for you and your roomies the next time you're all hanging out. There are some classic non-alcoholic drinks like a Dole Whip Float that anyone can enjoy, and some cocktails from Trader Sam's (if you're 21 or up).
The best way to enjoy any of these drinks is when you're unwinding at home, imaging your dream Disney day. Just don't forget the selfie of you enjoying your finished product and savoring every last sip.
You likely know and love the infamous Dole Whip that you can get in Adventureland at either Magic Kingdom or Disneyland. Well, this Dole Whip Float is also on the menu, and it's served with Dole Pineapple Juice. By following this easy recipe at home, you'll be enjoying this drink and singing the Tiki Room song in no time.
If you've been to Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, you may have tried the colorful Blue Milk at the Milk Stand. The menu doesn't really explain what it is, except that it's made with coconut and rice milk. This makes it a tad difficult to recreate at home, but this Blue Milk copycat recipe really breaks things down for you.
Another non-alcoholic drink everyone can enjoy at home is this Wildberry Lemonade from Carthay Circle at Disney California Adventure Park. It's a simple recipe with just wildberry syrup, lemonade, and sparkling water, but the wildberry whipped cream, mint, and blackberries on top truly make this an Instagram-worthy sip.
One of the iconic cocktails at Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar is the Krakatoa Punch. Typically, when you order this at the bar, it will cause a "volcano eruption." But at home, it'll just cause an eruption of fun as you mix things up with this tasty recipe. If you have any tiki mugs at home, it's a prime time to break them out.
The Fun Wheel was a cocktail on the menu when Lamplight Lounge at California Adventure was The Cove Bar. However, you can still order this off the menu item when you go to Disneyland. Though, you won't need to visit Disneyland just to order this drink, because with this recipe, you can make it at home whenever you want.
If you're able to snag a reservation to Oga's Cantina in Galaxy's Edge, you'll be able to try an assortment of out-of-this-world cocktails on the menu. Though, you don't really need a reservation in order to try them. Thanks to this video, you have the recipe for five different cocktails, including the Fuzzy Tauntaun.
If you're in the mood to whip up some beignets like the ones from New Orleans Square, make yourself a Mint Julep as well. Usually, you can find this drink at the Mint Julep Bar in Disneyland, but on a warm summer day, you can easily make this at home whenever you'd like a refreshing sip.
One of the best drinks you can order while you're lounging by the pool is this Piña CoLAVA. You can find it on the menu at the Petals Pool Bar at Disney World's Pop Century Resort. It's a refreshing piña colada with raspberries to give it that
Another great cocktail from Trader Sam's is this Shipwreck on the Rocks. The effect that happens in the bar when you order this drink is, of course, a shipwreck, where the bartenders may spritz you with water.
If you're a Disney parks fan, you might have "drink around the world at Epcot" on your bucket list. It's a fun way to experience all the countries in the World Showcase with your friends. When you're in France, you should definitely try the Grand Marnier Orange Slush at the kiosk across from Chefs de France. Though, you can enjoy it without traveling by following this simple copycat recipe.
11 Drinks and the Famous People Known to Drink Them
When these celebrities and iconic characters want to knock one back, these are the drinks they choose.
1. Madeira – Ben Franklin
If there are two things Big Ben Franklin will always be remembered for, it’s drinking and syphilis. Or is it persuading the French to join in with the colonists to fight the British and the key-on-the-kite electricity experiment? Either or – the point is, when Franklin wasn’t changing the world he was refilling his glass.
His drink of choice? Madeira, an oxidized and fortified wine.
2. Mojito – Ernest Hemingway
You’d think Hemingway, the man’s man, would go for something like whiskey, straight up. But no, Bumby liked his rum and mint. If you’ve never been one for the Cuban cocktail, give Ernie’s recipe a try:
6 fresh mint leaves
Juice of 1 lime
2 tsp light brown sugar
1-1/2 oz. white rum, 3 oz. champagne
Sprig of fresh mint, for garnish
3. Gin Rickey – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Rickey’s resurgence in the last decade has made it cool again, especially within the D.C. Beltway. But for F. Scott Fitzgerald, it was always cool. In the roaring '20s, he was known for being more than just a great writer—Fitzgerald’s low tolerance and tendency for tomfoolery gave him a reputation as a prankster. So, when he disclosed he loved gin because it wasn’t easy to detect on his breath, his friends were probably left biting their tongue. He made no secret of his love affair with drinking, once saying, "First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you." The gin rickey took him and was forever immortalized in The Great Gatsby.
4. Screwdriver – Truman Capote
The simple cocktail was known to Capote as “my orange drink.” So, if you’re looking to define a generation and genre of writing, sit back, pour yourself six ounces of orange juice, an ounce and a half of vodka and add two orange slices.
5. Margarita – Jack Kerouac
If anyone put away as many margaritas as Jack Kerouac, they’d quickly earn the title of “hot mess.” Sadly, he took his own words—“don’t drink to get drunk, drink to enjoy life”—a bit too seriously. At just 47 years old, Kerouac died of cirrhosis of the liver.
If you still want to indulge in the margaritas, here’s the recipe to please the writer of On The Road.
1 oz. Tequila
2/3 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Fresh lime juice
Salt for rimming the glass (optional)
6. Scotch – Humphrey Bogart
“I should have never switched from scotch to martinis,” the great actor once said. And perhaps it was his love for scotch that kept him healthy. During the filming of The African Queen, everyone in the cast, with the exception of Bogart and John Huston, came down with dysentery, perhaps thanks to their diet of canned vegetables and scotch. “Whenever a fly bit Huston or me, it dropped dead.”
7. Martini – James Bond
Sure, James Bond isn’t real—but after the newest film in the franchise, Skyfall, had him drinking a Heineken rather than a martini, the uproar was anything but fake. Either way, nobody will be able to order a martini “shaken, not stirred” without looking like a weird Bond wannabe ever again.
8. Whiskey and water/Highball – Winston Churchill
The way this British leader lived makes the characters in Mad Men look soft. Then again, after you lead a nation against Nazi Germany, having whiskey for breakfast is an OK thing to do.
On a 1954 flight, here’s what the British newspaper The Telegraph reported Churchill ordering:
1st Tray. Poached egg, Toast, Jam, Butter, Coffee and milk, Jug of cold milk, Cold Chicken or Meat.
2nd Tray. Grapefruit, Sugar Bowl, Glass orange squash (ice), Whisky soda.
And finally: "Wash hands, cigar."
9. White Russian – Jeff Lebowski
During the 117-minute-long Big Lebowski, Jeff Bridges' character drinks nine White Russians and spills one of them. The recipe is simple: two parts vodka, one part Kahlua, one part cream. This three-component masterpiece inspired a generation of college kids.
10. Absinthe – Pablo Picasso
If drinking at all influenced Pablo Picasso’s painting of “The Absinthe Drinker,” then those bottles he bought were a great investment. In 2010, this Blue Period piece sold for $51.2 million.
11. Bud Light – President Barack Obama
Perhaps the most calculated drink in human history, Barack Obama’s “Beer Summit” put a Bud Light in the hand that, only hours later, could have been on the nuclear button. It probably wasn’t, but in the six-degrees-of-Kevin-Bacon game, Bud Light and nuclear holocaust was just one step away. Nor has there ever been a more unlikely Bud Light drinker than our president, but it polled far better than a French Kronenbourg 1664.
Jillian Michaels: Popchips
Celebrity trainer Jillian Michaelsrecently shared with SHAPE that she loves this crunchy snack because they&aposre "100 calories, with no preservatives, no trans fats, and no artificial sweeteners."
Just like the name sounds, popchips are "popped" using a special method (not baked or fried) and come in lots of flavors, just like regular potato chips. Heidi Klum, Ashton Kutcher, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kim Kardashian also munch on the healthy snack.
10 Mostly Delicious Drinks Inspired By Pop Stars
1. The Britney Spears. Grey Goose on the rocks with a splash of Kool-Aid. The perfect mix of making it big while still paying homage to your down-home roots.
2. The Beyoncé. Your own personal bottle of Ace of Spades Champagne, served with cigars on ice. If you're Beyoncé, you never, ever share your alcohol. You also reenact lyrics from your own songs in real life, while normal people sit at home and try to figure out what "drinking watermelon" really means.
3. The Katy Perry. Two parts vanilla vodka, one part chocolate liqueur. A teenage dream of a drink so sweet that you won't even notice how boozy it really is.
4. The Lady Gaga. Straight absinthe. A little bit weird and slightly difficult for the uninitiated to understand, but perfect for Halloween parties.
5. The Justin Bieber. Cheap light beer, ingested via red Solo cup. Nothing but the frattiest for this little nugget.
6. The Rihanna. Coconut rum and pineapple. But do not drink it until you have Instagrammed at least three photos of yourself having fun while looking impossibly glamorous and amazing.
7. The Miley Cyrus. Red Bull and Southern Comfort. High energy with extra country flavor. But proceed with caution, because after one you may lose all control of your tongue.
8. The Selena Gomez. A Dirty Shirley, otherwise known as a Shirley Temple made with vodka. The grown-up, risqué version of a drink originally intended for children. It's very sweet, but not afraid to laugh at you if you get arrested for doing something dumb.
9. The Justin Timberlake. A Juan Collins (1 shot tequila, 1 ounce lemon juice, 1 ounce agave nectar, splash of club soda, and a lime wedge), specially made with his own 901 tequila. Like Justin himself, it's classy, but unafraid to party. May also give you the confidence to attempt his dance moves at home.
10. The Mariah Carey. Simply Champagne and a dash of vodka in a flute rimmed with sugar (the cocktail version of glitter). Drink while wearing a bikini, sheer train, and fur robe. Better yet, have Nick Cannon feed it to you.
In order to have a muscular body like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson you need to eat plenty of meat. Sirloin, chicken, and bison meat are on his daily menu, combined with either rice or baked potatoes and fresh salad.
Instead of coffee, the sexiest man alive opts for fruit-flavored energy drink powders plus 3 gallons of water a day! Along with his meat-based diet, Johnson works out five days a week for 75 minutes a day.
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Easy Appetizers and Side Dish Recipes
Every dinner menu has to have some great appetizers and side dishes, and these famous recipes will make your meal unforgettable. Whip up a pot of soup or chili to serve as a hot appetizer, or throw together a carrot casserole to serve with any main dish.
- (shown, left) - Any Paula Deen recipe is sure to be rich, creamy and delicious. This potato soup is no different!
(shown, right) - This is a copycat restaurant recipe of chili from Chasen's in West Hollywood. It's said this was Elizabeth Taylor's ultimate favorite.
- Bugs Bunny loves his carrots, and this carrot casserole is the ultimate budget-friendly side dish.
- This recipe is adapted from the one John Legend made with Martha Stuart . it's classic Southern comfort food at its finest.
(shown at top of page) - These potatoes are named after the band, whose chef added brown sugar to potatoes to cure Steven Tyler's sweet tooth.
Celebrity Main Dish Recipes
These easy casserole recipes are the star of the show, and they definitely don't disappoint. Try either one of these delicious casseroles to serve to hungry guests, or enjoy at a family dinner. The best part is, they're super easy to prepare!
- (shown, left) - This hearty casserole recipe is named after the rugged American icon because it's filling and super delicious!
(shown, right) - Another variation of the layered casserole that's as memorable as The Duke himself.
- This dinner recipe will make any family feel presidential!
- This classic chili recipe is hearty enough to eat for dinner . it was one of Johnny Cash's favorites!
(printable!) - With ground beef and biscuits, this hearty meal is filling and delicious.
Famous Dessert Recipes
Last of the meal but definitely not least, these famous dessert recipes will definitely make you want to save room. Round out your dinner menu with any one of these easy desserts. They get our five star approval.
7 Refreshing Celebrity Cocktail Recipes You Need to Try This Summer
Whether you’re lounging by the pool or packing a day bag for the beach, no summer excursion is complete without a refreshing ice-cold cocktail. Yeah, we could drink water (like many celebrities reach for) or something quintessentially summer, such as lemonade, but why not spice things up a little and add a splash (or several) of alcohol? (It is summer.)
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And while it’s a lot easier to attend someone else’s gathering than host your own, if you do find yourself on the other side of the RSVP, we’ve collected 11 scrumptious holiday cocktail recipes from celebrities to try this year. If there’s anyone who knows how to host a party, it’s celebrities, like Kourtney Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Padma Lakshmi and more. Even Meghan Markle was known to throw a holiday soirée. (Pre-marriage to Prince Harry, of course.)
It's a hot day and you're in the mood for something cool and refreshing. Starbs is to your right, but you left your wallet at home. All you have is a cup of change that you always think will come in handy but never does. Then, this iconic TikTok comes to mind. You roll into the Starbucks drive-thru and confidently order your 50 cent strawberry water. You are a winner.
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This had to be on the list. Aesthetically pleasing and photo-ready, the rose gold drink is a vamped up version of the mango dragonfruit refresher. The main difference is the pineapple ginger that gives it a tropical vibe.