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5 cocktail recipes from our favourite famous faces

 

Christmas party season is well and truly upon us, which means it’s time to take your pick from the drinks trolley.

Will you mix up a Mezcal Margarita, like Phoebe Waller-Bridge? Or perhaps you’ll take a leaf out of Brooke Shields’ book and pour yourself a festive Negroni?

Whatever your poison, make it the best with our edit of the ultimate Christmas cocktail recipes, tried and tested by our favourite famous faces.


Chin chin!

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and a Mezcal Margarita

The favourite – and famous – tipple for Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Nothing could have made us love the Fleabag star more than the image of her at the Emmys wearing floor-length Monique Lhuillier, awards on the table beside her, cigarette and Margarita in hand. 

Christmas party inspiration doesn’t come much more iconic than this. You may not have access to the couture gown (or, indeed, the gongs) but whip up Waller-Bridge’s cocktail and you’ll be well on your way to after-party perfection.

How to make:

50ml Casamigos mezcal

25ml orange liqueur

25ml freshly squeezed lime juice

Shake together with ice and strain. Serve on the rocks or straight up. If you like, add agave nectar to sweeten and a lime wedge and salt for the rim of the glass.

Victoria Beckham and a Vicky 36

The Vicky 36 – named after Posh Spice herself

Of course, Victoria Beckham has a cocktail named in her honour – what else would you expect? Developed for her at Scott’s Mayfair, it’s based on her favourite tequila, Don Julio.

Beckham has long been a fan, and has been known to sneak the spirit into the theatre (in a personalised hip flask, naturally) and on trips to combat jet lag. ‘I take my mate Don with me most places,’ she has said, ‘because even when you’re really tired, really not in the mood, Don will get you through.’ 

How to make:

50ml of Don Julio Blanco tequila

1 sprig of tarragon, 

1/2 tsp lime sherbet,

1/2 tsp dry apple cider reduction

Shake together with ice and strain, top up with soda and edible flowers.

Mike Skinner and an Espresso Martini

Mike Skinner favours a Smirnoff Espresso Martini

For musician Mike Skinner of The Streets, it doesn’t get better than a classic Espresso Martini. We’re told it’s his favourite cocktail, especially at Christmas, when the party season is in full swing. Given its origins, that’s unsurprising – legend has it London bartender Dick Bradsell created the drink at the Soho Brasserie in 1983, when a young, future supermodel sidled up to the bar and asked for a cocktail with coffee. Recommendations from Skinner and supermodels? We’re sold.

How to make:

50ml Smirnoff No21 vodka

25ml coffee liqueur

25ml espresso coffee

Shake together with ice and strain into a Martini glass. Garnish with 3 coffee beans. 

Brooke Shields and a Negroni

Harry’s Bar in Mayfair does the perfect Negroni for Brooke Shields

Taking inspiration from her Roman heritage (her grandmother was the daughter of an Italian prince – who knew?) Brooke Shields loves, we’re told, a classic Negroni – particularly when it comes from Harry’s Bar or Scott’s in Mayfair.

Her tip for a hangover-free Christmas? She’s previously sworn by one glass of water for every drink: ‘it’s hard to do when you’re downing countless glasses, of course, but it does make a difference!’

How to make: 

25ml Tanqueray gin 

25ml Campari

25ml red vermouth

Shake together with ice, then strain into a glass over ice cubes. Garnish with a twist of orange peel.

Joan Collins and a Vodka Martini

Joan Collins always leans towards her favourite vodka martini

In the first season of Dynasty, Alexis Colby is rarely seen without a glass of champagne in hand – but by season two, she’s got a new favourite tipple: the Vodka Martini. Collins herself (who, surprisingly, isn’t a fan of champagne) asked the producers to make the swap to her beloved cocktail. Off screen, she’s been spotted drinking them in the bar at Claridge’s – the hotel where she married her fifth husband.

How to make: 

60ml Ketel One vodka

15ml vermouth

Shake together with ice, strain into a Martini glass and garnish with a lemon twist or olives.


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