Celebrities are often known for their outrageous lifestyles and their penchant for partying. As a result, it's no surprise that many of them have developed a taste for cocktails and other alcoholic beverages.
While some celebrities stick to classic drinks like martinis or champagne, others have developed more creative cocktails. Do you ever wonder what your favorite celebrity drinks? Whatever their beverage of choice, it's clear that celebrities like to enjoy a good drink—and they're not afraid to get creative with their cocktails.
Many stars have revealed their favorite drinks, and we have compiled a list of their go-to liquors and cocktails. Some of these drinks are surprising, while others are pretty standard. Read on to learn more about the favorite beverages of celebrities!
1. Oprah Winfrey: Moscow Mule
Oprah loves Moscow Mules! She revealed her love for this drink on one of her shows, stating that it's the perfect choice to drink when camping. Oprah enjoys the cooling and energizing taste of this cocktail, and she loves the fact that it's easy to make.
Oprah has even said that the Moscow Mule is her favorite drink! If you're looking for a delicious and revitalizing cocktail, look no further than the Moscow Mule. Oprah loves it, and you will too!
2. Taylor Swift: Diet Coke And Vodka
During her 73-question interview with Vogue, Taylor Swift admitted that her favorite cocktail is a simple Diet Coke with vodka added to it. While this is questionable, it is worth noting that she is a brand ambassador for Diet Coke.
However, she has previously referenced many other alcoholic drinks in her song lyrics, like whiskey and Champagne. She has also posted a video sipping on what looked like Dom Perignon while promoting her album Lover.
3. Benedict Cumberbatch: Aperol Spritz
Benedict Cumberbatch is one of Hollywood's most popular actors, known for his roles in Sherlock and Dr. Strange. He's also a bit of a foodie and recently revealed his favorite cocktail during an interview with Buzzfeed: the Aperol Spritz.
The Aperol Spritz is a refreshing drink made with Aperol, prosecco, and soda water. It's perfect for summer and can be easily made at home with just a few ingredients. If you're looking for a delicious summer cocktail, try the Aperol Spritz—it might just become your new favorite drink.
4. Beyoncé: Long Island Iced Tea
Queen Bey is known for her love of all things sparkly, so it's no surprise that her favorite drink is Long Island Iced Tea. A classic cocktail that is both strong and sweet—perfect for a party queen like Beyonce.
The concoction was first created in the 1970s and has become a staple of American bars and nightclubs. So next time you're feeling fancy, raise a glass to Beyonce and enjoy a delicious Long Island Iced Tea while you're at it.
5. Johnny Depp: Bourbon Sour
While Johnny Depp is best known for his acting roles like Jack Sparrow, he is also a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to his favorite drink: the Bourbon Sour. A traditional Bourbon Sour contains bourbon, lemon juice, sugar, and egg white and is often garnished with a cherry.
Whether you enjoy your Bourbon Sour the classic way or with a dash of absinthe like Johnny Depp, this refreshing cocktail will surely hit the spot.
6. Jay Z: Armand de Brignac Champagne
The Armand de Brignac Champagne, popularly known as the Ace of Spades, is Beyonce's husband and hip-hop star's preferred liquor. You'd think he'd be a beer person, but Queen Bey’s husband likes his alcohol in the gorgeous opaque metallic bottles.
He is so fond of this brand that he purchased it in 2014. Jay makes several references to various types of drinks in his songs, but this one is at the top of the rapper's boozy ranking.
7. Jennifer Lawrence: Piña Colada
In preparation for the 2015 Academy Awards, Jennifer Lawrence stated that she was attempting to figure out how to have a Piña Colada tap installed at her table alongside Brie Larson. Her fondness for Pina Coladas seems to have sprung from her time filming "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" in Hawaii.
In 2013, she told David Letterman that she had turned into a monster while shooting. According to her, “I was like drinking Piña Coladas. I'm like, 'Get out of here! That's just fun to say. Get out of my trailer! Oh, I don't know if I'm fun to work with. I don't know.”.
8. Keanu Reeves: Red Wine or Single Malt Whiskey with a Big Ice Cube
Keanu Reeves, star of 'The Matrix,' prefers a classier choice with red wine. Two brands share his favorite. The first is an Australian Shiraz, Penfolds Grange 1971, while the second is a Cabernet Blend, Mount Mary Vineyard Quintet 1990.
Aside from red wines, the John Wick franchise star also likes to drink a glass of single-malt with a big ice cube.
9. Scarlett Johansson: Champagne
Since 2009, Scarlett Johansson has been the brand ambassador and face of Moet & Chandon Champagne. As one of the world's most popular actresses, she is certainly a good choice to advertise the luxury drink. In addition to appearing in Moet & Chandon's advertising, she has also attended several events.
10. Bono: Jack Daniels
Although he is Irish, Bono does not prefer to drink whiskey or Guinness. He instead chooses to drink bourbon, which is an American spirit. Bono is also unconcerned with the mixed drink/cocktail lifestyle and prefers something simpler, like Jack Daniels.
Jack Daniels is a type of American whiskey made from corn, rye, and barley. It has been aged in oak barrels for at least four years and has a unique flavor that many people enjoy.
Bono's preference for Jack Daniels shows that he is not concerned with trends or what other people think he should be drinking. He simply chooses what he enjoys and what makes him happy.
11. Jennifer Aniston: Margarita
Jennifer Aniston is best known for her role as Rachel Green on the hit sitcom Friends, but did you know that she also has a passion for mixology?
In an interview with People magazine, the actress revealed that her favorite drink is a cleaner margarita. "Because there is no agave, sugar, or mix, Justin (her ex-husband) crafts the ultimate margarita with Don Julio 1942. It's made with silver tequila, lime juice, and a splash of Cointreau. It's very excellent," she said.
The margarita is a classic cocktail that originated in Mexico and traditionally consists of tequila, lime juice, and triple sec. Aniston's recipe sounds like a delicious twist on the classic drink—you won’t resist trying it!
12. Justin Timberlake: El Pepino
Justin Timberlake drinks seasonally, and when he does, he makes an El Pepino, a concoction of tequila, cucumber, pineapple juice, and Grand Marnier. El Pepino cocktail has freshness from the lime and cucumber, and it's got a kick from the tequila and basil.
And, because of the Cointreau, pineapple, and agave syrup, it has just the right amount of sweetness for a beautiful companion.
13. Kim Kardashian: White Russian
Kim Kardashian is known for her love of all things lavish, but her favorite drink is surprisingly simple. The White Russian is a mix of vodka, coffee liqueur, and cream, best served on the rocks.
Although she doesn't drink often, Kim loves to indulge in a White Russian when she does. In fact, she's even been known to whip up a batch for her friends. This delicious drink is the perfect substitute for an adult milkshake.
14. Drake: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio
Santa Margherita is a favorite drink of Drake, who has claimed to have found this wine as the real thirst-quencher. Santa Margherita is a Pinot Grigio, a white wine variety that hails from the Adige River Valley in the Italian Alps.
It’s usually considered a more “versatile” sipper, with a dry taste and aromas of golden apple. The kicker: A bottle of this beloved beverage is only about $18. This makes it a great value for those who want to enjoy a glass or two of their favorite wine without spending too much money.
15. Mindy Kaling: Dark 'N' Stormy
Mindy Kaling is a big fan of the Dark 'N' Stormy, a stimulating mix of ginger beer and rum. She notes that it's the perfect drink for summer but can be enjoyed any time of year thanks to its delicious flavor.
The Dark 'N' Stormy is traditionally made with Gosling's Black Seal Rum, which gives it a smooth and slightly sweet taste. The ginger beer provides a nice kick of spice, making for a well-rounded and flavorful cocktail. If you're looking for a new favorite drink, be sure to give the Dark 'N' Stormy a try!
16. Angelina Jolie: Tequila
Angelina Jolie is one of Hollywood's most iconic actresses. Known for her roles in blockbusters like "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," Jolie is also known for her personal life, including her high-profile marriage to Brad Pitt.
While Jolie doesn't drink often, she is known to enjoy a glass of tequila neat when she does indulge.
17. Madonna: Pomegranate Martini
Madonna's favorite drink is a pomegranate martini. She likes the freshness of the pomegranate and the bite of the vodka perfectly combined together.
A well-made pomegranate martini is her go-to pick-me-up, whether she's making music or performing around the world. Thanks to Madonna, the pomegranate martini has become a popular drink among celebrities and everyday people alike.
If you're looking for a delicious and divine cocktail, give the pomegranate martini a try. Cheers!
18. John Travolta: Bombay Sapphire Martini
Bombay Sapphire dry gin takes its name from its fame in India during the British monarchy. And singer-actor John Travolta likes Bombay Sapphire martinis.
Bombay Sapphire is sold in a stunning sapphire bottle and contains ten exotic botanicals such as orris root, cassia, and juniper berries.
19. Queen Elizabeth II: The Dubonnet Cocktail
While the origins of the Dubonnet cocktail are unknown, it's long been a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II. This simple drink is made with just two ingredients: gin and Dubonnet Rouge. It's garnished with a lemon twist, making it both elegant and stimulating.
The perfect drink for any occasion, the Dubonnet cocktail is truly fit for royalty. So next time you want to feel like a queen, make yourself a glass of this delicious cocktail.
20. Vince Vaughn: Red Bull Vodka
Veteran actor Vince Vaughn's drink of choice, a Red Bull Vodka, is possibly the most outlandish on this list. While most celebs chose something more moderate and tolerable, this actor and director chose something that screams disastrous.
This drink combines 2 ounces of vodka with a whole can of Red Bull energy drink. It undoubtedly unusual yet intoxicating.
21. Charlize Theron: Pomegranate Blossom
The next time you're in the mood for a delicious and energizing cocktail, try making a Pomegranate Blossom. This is one of Charlize Theron's favorite drinks, and it's easy to see why.
The combination of lemon juice, Ketel One Citrus vodka, simple syrup, and organic pomegranate juice creates a perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. Whether you're hosting a party or simply enjoying a night in, the Pomegranate Blossom is sure to be a hit. Cheers!
22. George Takei: Martini
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No matter what the occasion, George Takei always enjoys a classic Martini. He's been photographed enjoying them at high-profile events, and he's even shared his favorite recipe with the world.
What makes a Martini so special to Takei? It could be the simplicity of the drink, which is just a mixture of gin and vermouth. Or it could be the fact that it's such a classic cocktail, one that has been enjoyed by celebrities and commoners alike for generations.
Whatever the reason, there's no doubt that the Martini is Takei's favorite drink.
23. Kate Hudson: Espresso Martini
Kate Hudson is a big fan of espresso martinis. In fact, it's one of her favorite drink!
This cocktail mixes a shot of espresso, Kahlua, butterscotch liqueur, vanilla infused vodka, five spice bitters, and Aztec chocolate bitters. Kate Hudson loves this drink because it is the perfect mix of her favorite coffee and alcohol.
She says that it is her go-to for cocktails with a friend or even when relaxing at home. If you are looking for a delicious and easy to make cocktail, the espresso martini is the perfect choice.
24. George Clooney: Casamigos Tequila
Casamigos Tequila was founded by George Clooney and Rande Gerber, and the duo prefer to enjoy their favorite drink straight. However, they also love to make cocktails when entertaining guests and friends.
Some of their favorite Casamigos-based drinks include the Mi Casa, Casamigos Margarita, Su Casa, La Paloma, and Casa Blanco. The Three Amigos cocktail is another favorite, named after their film of the same name. And last but not least, the Danny Ocean cocktail pays homage to Clooney's iconic role in the Ocean's Eleven franchise.
For those looking for something a little spicier, there's always the Spicy Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita. No matter how you enjoy it, there's no doubt that Clooney and Gerber's tequila is some of the best around.
25. Simon Cowell: Corona Premier Light
Simon Cowell may have given up his favorite sugary drinks, but he still enjoys a cold beer most nights. The TV and music mogul recently lost a lot of weight and changed his lifestyle after breaking his back in 2020.
However, he is still able to drink his favorite tipple, light lager—around two bottles per night. Corona Premier light is Cowell's go-to beer, and he has even invested in the company.
In an interview with Men's Health, Cowell said that he drinks beer because it's "low-calorie" and he enjoys the taste. While some people might be surprised that Cowell is still drinking alcohol, experts say there's no need to worry.
Light beer can be part of a healthy diet, as long as it's consumed in moderation. And, as Cowell proves, it's possible to enjoy a few beers without sacrificing your health or your waistline.
It’s evident that celebrities have diverse drink preferences just like the rest of us. While some stick to basics like vodka and cranberry juice or whiskey on the rocks, others enjoy more elaborate cocktails. So, the next time you are choosing a liquor to drink, we hope you’ll remember the stories we mentioned here in this article.
What’s your favorite celebrity cocktail? Let us know in the comments below! And as always, stay tuned for more interesting content from our blog.