George Clooney will likely celebrate his upcoming 58th birthday with a drink (or two), and now you can honor the legendary actor by sipping on a cocktail of your own … with his face in it!
Starting on May 6 (Clooney’s birthday, naturally) Bassment in Chicago will add a drink called, The Clooney to its menu for a limited time. Not only does the libation contain Casamigos tequila – the spirit the Gravity star co-created with his pal Rande Gerber – but it also features the Academy Award winner’s mug. More specifically, The Clooney comes equipped with an ice cube that sports a “dazzling” image Clooney’s face.
The new drink “pays homage to the leading man and boasts a base of Casamigos Reposado, making for a sweet yet boldly flavored concoction that would do George proud,” a rep for Bassment tells Us Weekly. It features Casamigos Reposado, Carpano Antica, crème de banana, vanilla bean simple syrup, honeyed apricot and smoked hickory.
Though The Clooney is only slated to be available for purchase until fall 2019, Bassment has no shortage of celebrity-inspired cocktails to choose from. The Windy City’s popular speakeasy-style lounge is actually known for its creative cocktail program, and has crafted drinks inspired by pop culture icons such as Beyoncé, Elton John and Adele in the past. The current menu includes drinks named for Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran and more.
This is hardly the first time a famous person’s face has wound up in (or near) a drink. Earlier this year, Minibar Hollywood in Los Angeles introduced something to its menu 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. All of the libations are poured blind, and guests are encouraged to try and match the spirits with the faces etched on MiniBar’s custom wood coasters.
“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,” MiniBar Hollywood’s general manager and lead bartender, Jeremy Allen, told Us at the time. “Plus, it’s fun to have these familiar faces in your local bar, even if they’re just on the coasters.”
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