Drinking is one of the great equalizers in life. You don’t have to be an athlete or actor to live the high life, and one’s taste in drinks is not limited by lack of celebrity status. However, it’s true that Hollywood elites and global icons are tastemakers, and knowing what the rich and famous drink when they head to the bar is the first step to drinking like the stars.
These drinks are some celebrity favorites, so next time you feel like living like Johnny Depp for a day, here’s what to order.
Long Island Iced Tea
Its ability to sneak up on the person drinking it - whether it was the original intention or not - is a defining characteristic of the Long Island Iced Tea. A mixture of equal parts vodka, rum, gin and tequila, combined with a splash of triple sec, lemon juice, and Coca-Cola, this drink looks like an innocent iced tea but packs a wallop. Writer Carson McCullers has professed his love for the Long Island, and more notably, celebrity singer, Beyonce, has also been known to partake in this legendary concoction. While the drink was originally created by Long Island housewives in the pursuit of a cure for their boredom, you don’t have to bored to appreciate this powerful potion.
Mojito just has a ring to it. You can probably imagine Johnny Depp's’ girlfriend, for example, sipping this refreshing mixture on a yacht off the coast of some remote island. Surprise! Vanessa Paradis, Depp's longtime lover, is actually known for ordering a mojito or two. Despite many bartenders considering this one of the most loathsome drinks to make, the drink is relatively simple. A few mint leaves “muddled” in light rum, with a splash of lemon-lime soda and a dash of simple syrup are all you need to make this cool, minty beverage.
Kim Kardashian’s celebrity status is larger than life. Instantly recognizable, most Americans know a thing or two about Kanye West’s woman, but you may not know much about her drinking habits. The mother of two has settled down since her days running with Paris Hilton, but when she kicks her shoes off, she is more likely than not to have a White Russian in hand. A drink composed of vodka, coffee liqueur, and fresh cream, this frothy beverage tastes like a milkshake but has all the kick of an adult beverage.
Jack on the Rocks
A simple drink for a not-so-simple man. One of the most simple, rugged drinks one can order, The Police lead singer and solo superstar Sting has made it clear over the years that Jack Daniels over ice is one of his most frequent drink orders. Any word on whether Roxanne was an ode to his favorite drink? Makes you wonder.
We told you what Jonny Depp’s lady friend chooses when she puts in a request to the bartender, so it is only right that we let you know Captain Jack Sparrow’s favorite as well. The Blueberry-Ginger Bourbon Sour is this pirate actor’s drink of choice. A combination of muddled blueberries, a shot of Bourbon, half a shot of Domaine de Canton (ginger liqueur), and a splash of sour mix, only Johnny knows if he has slowed his intake over the years, but something tells us he is a Bourbon-drinking bad boy for life.