4 Cocktails to Gear Up for The Great Gatsby

By  May 09, 2013

In a just a few short hours, everyone will finally have a look at Baz Luhrmann’s glittering adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Between the lavish parties and decadent dinner scenes in the book and film, champagne and vodka seem to flow like water. While we can’t imbibe to that amount of excess, we can still get into the spirit of the era with a few cocktails that capture F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ideal.

Daisy Dirty Martini

1 ½ oz. Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vokda
Splash of Dry Vermouth
Fresh Olives

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with fresh olives.

Cali Mojito


2 oz. Caliche Rum
1oz. Fresh Lime Juice
¾ oz. Simple Syrup
8 Mint Leaves

Lightly muddle the mint leaves in the rocks glass before adding ice. Combine all of the ingredients over the ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

Gatsby Gimlet

1 ½ oz. Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
1 ½ oz. Fresh Lime Juice

Pour ingredient into a cocktail shaker over ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass.

West Egg Punch

1 ½ oz. Skinnygirl White Cherry Vodka
1 oz. Lemonade
2 oz. Sparkling Water
Strawberries
Watermelon Slices
Lemon Twist

Muddle a few strawberries and a piece of watermelon in a highball glass before adding ice. Add the vodka and lemonade and top with the sparkling water. Garnish with a lemon twist and a strawberry.