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The Great Gatsby: Cocktail Edition!

I just finished re-reading one of my favorite books, The Great Gatsby. Of course, everyone is excited about because there’s a new movie out (and, yes, I am planning to see it at my earliest opportunity), but I just love being transported back to the world of the Roaring 20s. And it’s just a fantastic piece of literature. But today, I’m talking about it from a purely nostalgic point of view (that is, if one can be nostalgic for a time period in which one was never actually alive).

If you’d like to get in character and pretend you’re partying on Jay Gatsby’s lawn, you’re in luck — that is, at least if you’re in Austin (or one of the other cities with a Sullivan’s*). Sullivan’s is hosting a Gatsby Gala tomorrow evening, complete with dining, dancing and 20s-era cocktails and dishes. Guests are encouraged to come in full 1920s style and enjoy some delicious food, including a few vegetarian options, like deviled eggs and oysters (yes, I think oysters are arguably vegetarian).

Deviled eggs -- image courtesy of Sullivan's Oysters -- image courtesy of Sullivan's

And the cocktails — Oh, the cocktails! You all know I’m a sucker for classic cocktails, and they’ll have a few delicious-sounding ones on tap for the gala. I’m pleased to share the recipes with you, courtesy of Sullivan’s. Cheers!

Cocktails -- image courtesy of Sullivan's


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Serves: 1
  • 1½ oz Tanquerey Gin
  • ¾ oz St Germaine
  • ¾ oz Triple Sec
  • 1 oz lemon juice
  • Lemon Twist
  1. Combine all ingredients in a boston shaker.
  2. Shake 10-15 times and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

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Gatsby Collins
Serves: 1
  • 1¼ oz SKYY Moscato Grape Infusions
  • ½ oz Aperol
  • 2 oz lemon sour
  • 1 oz soda water
  • Orange twist
  1. In an iced boston shaker, add Vodka, Aperol and lemon sour.
  2. Shake 5-10 times to combine, add soda water and strain into an ice-filled tall glass.


* I did not receive any compensation for this post. I just happen to think Sullivan’s has an awesome party planned and I wanted to share! Photos and recipes are all courtesy of Sullivan’s.

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7 Thoughts on “The Great Gatsby: Cocktail Edition!

  1. Oh my GOD those look good. Yes, I love Gatsby. I’m terrified, but hoping I’ll like the movie as much as I want to from the previews.
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  2. Yum! Those look amazing. Need some aperol pronto!

  3. I just saw the movie last night, I never read the books so I don’t know how they compare, but I absolutely loved the movie! Leo did amazing as usual!
    Sarah recently posted..Coconut Rum CheesecakeMy Profile

  4. Deviled Eggs and Oysters are arguably two of my favorite snacks!
    Tammy recently posted..Asparagus AspersionsMy Profile

  5. What a fun sounding party!! And that cocktail sounds wonderful! 🙂
    Kenley Leigh recently posted..Cocktail Corner: Classic MojitosMy Profile

  6. The Gatsby Collins looks amazing! Going to add it to our ‘variations’ on the Tom Collins in our “Well Stocked Bar” series when we release the Tom Collins post 🙂 – right now we’re on the Rusty Nail, with the Manhattan coming up next. I’ll let you know when the Tom Collins post goes live so I can give you guys credit for this variation! Here’s the Rusty Nail one if you want to take a look: http://greatmate.com/blog/rusty-nail-cocktail-history/
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