Party like it’s 1939

While bringing in the New Year, why not celebrate with a classic film star flare?
Here are a few beverages that some of your favorite stars may have been drinking on New Year’s Eve:

Vivien LeighVivien Leigh: Gin and Tonic
4 to 5 tonic water Ice Cubes
3 ounces gin
4 ounces tonic water
1 tablespoon squeezed lime juice
Lime wedge for garnish
Source: Vivien Leigh historian Kendra Bean

charles-butterworth-1-sizedCharles Buttersworth: Martin with Gin
2 ounces dry gin
1 ounce dry vermouth
Olives or a twist of lemon, for garnish
Source: World’s Biggest Cookbook


Actress Jean Harlow Posing in Seductive PoseJean Harlow:
2 oz Bacardi 151 light rum
2 oz sweet vermouth
lemon peel for garnish
*The Comet’s personal favorite


Portrait of John WayneJohn Wayne:
12 oz Cola
5 count Grenadine
6 count Jack Daniels



Marilyn MonroeMarilyn Monroe:
Dom Perignon 1953 Champagne
Source: World’s Biggest Cookbook




Actor and Writer Robert BenchleyRobert Benchley: Orange Blossom
3/4 oz gin
3/4 oz sweet vermouth
3/4 oz orange juice
Source: World’s Biggest Cookbook



joan-sizedJoan Crawford
Vodka on the rocks
Source: Confidential magazine, January 1957

If you don’t drink, Joan was also partial to Pepsi.



Casablanca movie image Humphrey BogartHumphrey Bogart:
Source: World’s Biggest Cookbook




ginger rogersGinger Rogers:
Ginger Rogers didn’t drink and the “bar” in her home was a soda fountain.
Source: Ginger Rogers’s autobiography “My Own Story”



Happy New Year everyone from Comet Over Hollywood! Have a wonderful New Year’s Eve and stay safe! See you in 2014!

Cheers from Comet Over Hollywood (and Joseph Cotten)

Cheers from Comet Over Hollywood (and Joseph Cotten)

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