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5 Hollywood Themed Cocktails Inspired by Leading Ladies

Thinking of having a Hollywood or 50s inspired wedding or celebration? We have put together some of the best cocktail recipes inspired by some of the most iconic actresses of all time.

Whether you like something with a bit of sparkle or a fruity drink, we have something for every celebration.

Marilyn Monroe

You will need:

Quarter bottle of chilled Champagne
1 1/2 measures of apple brandy
1tsp grenadine syrup

Stir the apple brandy and Champagne then pour in the grenadine. Serve over crushed ice in a champagne coupe or martini glass. Garnish with cherries on a cocktail stick.

Greta Garbo

You will need:

1 measure of brandy 1 measure of French vermouth
2tbsp orange juice
1/2tbsp grenadine syrup
1 dash crème de menthe

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a highball glass.

Photo: Emka74

Marlene Dietrich

You will need:

3 measures of rye whiskey
2 dashes of angostura bitters
2 dashes of Curaçao
lemon peel

Mix all of of the ingredients except the lemon peel into a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Strain the mixture into a martini glass and decorate with the lemon peel.


You will need:

3 measures of vodka
1 measure of apple schnapps
2tbsp apple juice

Mix all of of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice cubes. Strain the mixture and serve in a martini glass.

Photo: Sergey Goryachev

Brigitte Bardot

You will need:

3 measures of vanilla vodka
1 dash of pineapple juice
1 dash of orange juice
1 dash of splash cranberry juice

Mix together the ingredients and shake in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a glass and serve.


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