It’s easy to turn yourself into a Gossip Girl with the list of Upper East Side-themed martinis from the Lobby Bar at NYC’s Empire Hotel. On the show, Chuck Bass rules the bar, but in real life, anyone can walk into the Empire Hotel and order cocktails inspired by Blair, Serena, and Vanessa. You can even order a cocktail devoted to digital BFF, HollywoodLife.com!
Somer Perez, the mastermind mixologist behind the list of delicious drinks gave us the secret behind her concoctions. “They are inspired by the characters’ accessories, personalities, and character studies,” Somer dished. The list of GG cocktails include the “B” the “S” and the ever-so-sexy “I’m Chuck Bass.” But our favorite was the “Eau de Vanessa,” which Somer describes as “light and natural … something about it keeps you coming back for more.” — Corynne Steindler and Chloe Melas
Recipe For Eau de Vanessa
2 oz. Grey Goose Pear
1 oz. Pear Nectar
1 oz. Lemon Juice
½ oz. Simple Syrup
1 ½ oz. White Grape Juice
In a mixing glass, combine all ingredients and shake. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice and garnish with a pear slice.
Somer even created a HollywoodLife.com a cocktail, which you can ask for at the Empire Hotel Bar, or make it at home with your girls.
Recipe For Hollywood Life
2 oz. Svedka Clementine Vodka
½ oz. Ginger-Infused Simple Syrup
½ oz. Lemon Juice
2 oz. Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice