Malice in Hollywood No. 1

Malice in Hollywood No. 1 Cocktail

Base Spirit: Bourbon / American Whiskey

Type: Classics

Served: Neat/Up

Preparation: Shaken

Strength: Strong

Difficulty: Medium

Flavor Profile: Spirit-forward

About the Malice in Hollywood No. 1 Cocktail

Remember the glamorous days of old Hollywood with this creation of ’40s gossip columnist Hedda Hopper.

Ingredients in the Malice in Hollywood No. 1 Cocktail

  • 1.5 oz Jim Beam Black Bourbon
  • .5 oz Apricot brandy (Marie Brizard Apry)

Garnish: Lemon twist

Glass: Cocktail or tall shot

How to make the Malice in Hollywood No. 1 Cocktail

Add both the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or tall shot glass. Twist a swatch of thin-cut lemon peel over the top.

This drink was created in the 1940s by Hedda Hopper, Hollywood’s greatest gossip columnist. (It’s a better name than the TMZ, anyway.)

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