Talk about a star-studded group of drinks! Minibar Hollywood, a trendy cocktail bar with a retro feel located in Los Angeles, recently launched a new menu item called the ‘Flight of Famous Faces’.
The offering, which doubles as an interactive experience, entails a blind tasting of a flight of four clear liquors, each of which is affiliated with or owned by a celebrity. Each of the libations is poured blind, and guests are encouraged to try and match the spirits with the faces etched on MiniBar’s custom wood coasters.
Priced at $17 (with the option of purchasing the custom coasters for $40), the flight includes 0.75 ounce pours of spirits owned or affiliated with Ryan Reynolds, George Clooney, Steven Soderbergh and singer Lykke Li. Each star gave his or her permission to be included in this fun, alcohol-focused game.
“The idea came from blind tasting experiences as a sommelier, and it naturally evolved into a a celebrity booze taste-off,” MiniBar Hollywood’s general manager and lead bartender, Jeremy Allen, tells Us Weekly. “It is a fun, interactive puzzle that gets people engaged, both with each other and the MiniBar staff, and involves the brain along with the senses. Plus, it’s fun to have these familiar faces in your local bar, even if they’re just on the coasters.”
Reynolds, 42, purchased Aviation American Gin in 2018 and has become known for several gags involving the brand. For example, in June 2018, the Deadpool star stormed out of a disastrous interview by his “twin brother,” Gordon in which the lesser-known Reynolds sibling jokingly bashed the liquor. “Roughly how many celebrities passed before they found you?” he quipped.
57-year-old Clooney, on the other hand, founded Casamigos Tequila in 2013 with pal Rande Gerber. What initially began as a private collection of tequilas meant just for the duo’s friends and family grew to a business worth about $1 billion, which is what British liquor company Diageo reportedly paid for the brand in 2017.
The other liquors included in the Flight of Famous Faces are director Soderbergh’s Singani63, the Bolivian distilled spirit made from white Muscat of Alexandria grapes, and singer Li’s Yola, a mezcal.
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