Roaring 20s Inspired 'Great Gatsby' Cocktails


May 9 2013, Published 5:34 a.m. ET

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In honor of The Great Gatsby film's upcoming premiere on Friday May 10th, what better way to get into the spirt than mixing up a few 1920s inspired cocktails that would have gone down a treat back in the day.

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Hornitos Tequila invites you to toast to garden parties, yachts, and the finer things in life. Pay homage to the legend, with a Gatsby-inspired shot recipe, Hornitos The Aristocrat. A silky smooth shot made with Hornitos Plata Tequila, Lemon, Agave, Blackberry Jam and mint- ideal for your Gatsby screening party or Hamptons party this summer!

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Hornitos "The Aristocrat"


2 parts Hornitos® Plata Tequila

1 part Lemon Juice

1⁄2 part Agave Nectar

1 Barspoon of Blackberry Jam

Method: Pour ingredients into a shaker, shake and double strain into a shot glass and garnish with a mint leaf. This recipe makes two shots.

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West Egg Punch

Named after the town from which Gatsby hailed, this festive punch can be prepared in a big batch ahead of time.  Make in a glass drink dispenser for guests to serve themselves.


1.5 oz Skinnygirl White Cherry Vodka

1 oz lemonade

2 oz sparkling water


Watermelon slices

Method: Muddle strawberry and watermelon slice. Add vodka and fill with sparkling water and add lemonade. Garnish with a watermelon slice and a strawberry.

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The Garden Party

Champagne was a Gatsby partygoer favorite.  This modernized champagne cocktail is perfect for toasting with friends.


1 oz Skinnygirl White Cherry Vodka

2 oz champagne

Frozen cherry

Method: Pour champagne into flute, top with vodka and garnish with one frozen cherry.

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Gatsby Gimlet

Simple yet sophisticated like Mr. Gatsby himself


1.5 oz Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka

1.5 oz fresh lime juice

Method: Shake with ice, strain into a chilled martini glass.

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Celebrate like a high-spirited flapper while enjoying Aviation American Gin, along with a selection of delicious cocktail recipes:

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Aviation Rickey


1 ½ oz. Aviation American Gin

¾ oz. Freshly pressed lime juice

1 tsp. Simple syrup

Top with Soda water


In a Collins glass, add ice, spirits and mixers.

Top with seltzer water and stir. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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Soyer’s Gin Punch


1.5 oz. Aviation American Gin

¾ oz. Freshly squeezed lemon juice

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1/3 oz. Simple syrup

½ oz. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur

1 oz. Soda water


In a Collins glass, add ice, spirits and mixers. Stir and pour. Garnish with a lemon round.

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Tuxedo Cocktail #2


1 oz. Aviation American Gin

1 oz. Dry vermouth

1 tsp. Absinthe

1 tsp. Luxardo Maraschino liqueur

1 Dash orange bitters


Stir all ingredients gently in a mixing glass with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Celebrate like a high-spirited flapper while enjoying Aviation American Gin:

Embrace Dapper Glamor – Invite your female guests to channel their inner Daisy Buchanan or Jordan Baker by donning a drop waist, pleated or fringe dress. Meanwhile, guys can put on their best suit and complement their look with a sophisticated Tuxedo Cocktail #2.

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Put On Your Dancing Shoes – Dance clubs became enormously popular during the 1920’s, so challenge your friends to do their best Charleston. In between showing off their moves, your friends can sip on a Soyer’s Gin Punch.

Make Sure To Set The Scene – Add a sense of place to your soiree by incorporating Art Deco décor to the mix. Your guests can admire the rich colors and bold geometric shapes with a glass of Aviation Rickey in hand.

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