Cocktails origin is quite remote, in the middle age fruit juices were already mixed with the distillates, as these were very strong, with alcoholic strength from 60 to 80 degrees GL. In ancient Greece it was mixed with wine, from sea water to honey from bees or even vinegars to dissolve and soften your taste, thus having a cocktail. Like the Irish Coffee, which when it appeared, was nothing more than rye alcohol and hot water served to the sailors of Captain “Grog”, of the British navy.
Naturally, it evolved from primitive mixes to more elaborate and attractive combinations. As in almost all the knowledge acquired by mankind, the ability to produce cocktails was empirically, with the gradual accumulation of experiences, moving from the random mixture of drinks to a systematic production practice, of recognized talent and creativity.
Here are celebrities favorite summer cocktails:
Gwen Stefani: Sorbet
• ½ oz. simple syrup (made by dissolving 2 parts of sugar in 1 part of boiling water)
• 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
• 1 ounce. fresh raspberry puree
• ½ oz. Lemchiello Toschi
• ½ oz. Raspicello Pellets
• 1 oz. Black Raspberry Belvedere Vodka
• 1 oz. Belvedere Cytrus vodka
Combine the ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake. Pour into a cold glass. Top with fresh blueberries and vanilla and lemon foam.
VANILLA-LEMON FOAM INGREDIENTS
• 10 oz. egg whites
• 8 oz. Trader Vic Rock Candy Syrup
• 3 oz. Licensor 43
• 3 oz. Lemchiello Toschi
Add all ingredients in a dessert beater, shake vigorously, let cool for at least 30 minutes, shake vigorously once more and serve. You can try to combine it with appetizers and desserts.
Jessica Alba: Lady Trousdale
• 3 oz. premium vodka
• 2 oz. St. Germain Elderberry Liqueur
• 2 oz. passion fruit juice
• Splash of champagne
Combine the ingredients in a martini glass or flute and top with champagne.
Jennifer Aniston: Pure Class
• 2 oz. Level Vodka
• 6 to 8 pureed strawberries
• 4 oz. fresh lemon juice
• 4 oz. candy sugar syrup
• 1 ounce. Champagne Perrier-Jouet
Combine all the ingredients in a glass of chilled wine. Garnish with a fresh strawberry.
Lindsay Price’s favorite drink
from the Laguna Champagne Bar at The Palace in Vegas
• 1 oz. St. Germain Elderberry Liqueur
• ½ oz. fresh lemon juice
• Splash of Moet “Nectar”
Combine the first two ingredients in a glass of champagne, add Moet and garnish with a fresh strawberry.
Hilary Swank: apples and pears
2 oz. of bourbon infused with apples and pears & 1 ounce of lemon juice & 1 ounce of honey infused thyme & 1 ounce of Aperol Aperitif liqueur
Shake with ice and strain into a glass full of ice. Garnish with apple and thyme.
Amanda Seyfried: Prohibition Earl
• 3½ oz. Earl Gray Lavender Tea
• ½ oz. St. Germain’s Liqueur
• 1½ oz. Vodka
Combine the ingredients and serve cold.
Blake Lively: Chocolate Mint Julep
• 1 oz. simple syrup
• 2 oz. Woodford Reserve bourbon
• 2 bunches of fresh mint
• 3 Brothers chocolate smoothie shakes
Pinch a bunch of mint and rub around the edge of the glass before placing it on the bottom. Add the simple syrup.
Gently pat the mint with the greasy end of the slurry. Add bourbon, chocolate bitters, and crushed ice.
Shake. Add more crushed ice to fill the cup and garnish with a bunch of mint and short straw. Serve in a tin box.
Anna Faris: Excellence
• ½ oz. Louis XIII Cognac
• ½ oz. Grand Marnier 150 years
• 2 ounces of Krug Brut champagne
• ¼ oz. passion fruit juice
• ¼ oz. orange juice
• ¼ oz. pineapple juice
• Edible gold leaf
Pour Krug into the martini glass. Add the Louis XIII, the Grand Marnier 150 and the fruit juices to a shaker filled with ice and mix thoroughly.
Strain and pour over the Krug. Garnish with gold leaf.
Fergie: Butter Martini
• 1½ oz. Ketel One Citroen
• 1 oz. Pama Pomegranate Juice
• ½ oz. Cointreau liqueur
• Splash of pineapple juice
Combine all ingredients with ice in a shaker, shake, strain into a martini glass and serve. Facebook Twitter Email Send SMS
Madonna: Vita Coco Caipirinha
Here is Madonna‘s favorite recipe.
• 4 lime wedges
• 2 tbsp. sugar
• Cachaca (Brazilian spirit)
• 1 coconut water Vita Coco Tangerine
Squeeze the lime wedges and toss them into a glass filled with ice with sugar. Fill ⅓ of glass with Cachaca and fill with Vita Coco Tangerine. Gently mix and serve.