In recognition of our 100-year anniversary, these “anecdotal potables” celebrate the fabled history surrounding the Hollywood royalty that has stayed with us over the years.
100 YEAR SIDECAR - Hennessy XO Cognac, Cointreau, Lemon Juice served up with a gold flake dusted rimmed cocktail coupe. $100
Join us in toasting our 100th birthday in grand style with our celebratory take on this classic cocktail. The commemorative coupe, engraved with the Hotel’s 100-year logo, is yours to take home.
THE PINK PALACE - Nolet Silver Dry Gin, Poire William Pear Brandy, Lemon Juice House Raspberry Syrup. $17
The Hotel was painted its distinctive pink in 1948 to complement the sunset colors and the country club style of that time. Over the years, the property became affectionately known as the “Pink Palace” and continues to be referenced as so today.
HOLLYWOOD ROYALTEA - Zaya Aged Rum Infused with Wild Hibiscus Tea, Fresh Lime Juice, Organic Agave Nectar. $17
This cocktail pays homage to the many Hollywood legends who have been guests of the hotel, including Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Fred Astaire, Jimmy Stewart, Rita Hayworth, Gregory Peck and Joan Crawford.
PICKFAIR PUNCH - Courvoisier VS Cognac, Grand Marnier, Fresh Lemon and Orange topped with Möet Brut Champagne. $17
In 1920, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks moved to “Pickfair,” known as “The White House of Hollywood,” built on 18 acres of land near the Hotel. More stars quickly followed, transforming the area into prime real estate, and Beverly Hills soon becomes one of the world’s smartest addresses.
OLD FASHIONED REBEL - Rebel Yell Reserve Bourbon, Sugar Cube, Muddled Bourbon Cherry and Orange Slice, Angostura Bitters. $17
Marlene Dietrich was a one-time resident of the Hotel in the 1940s. Seemingly ahead of her time, she often preferred to wear pants in The Polo Lounge and convinced the restaurant to change its “No Slacks for Women” dress code.
THE RAT PACK - Gentlemen Jack Daniels Whiskey, Honey Syrup, Egg White and Lemon Juice. $17
Ol’ Blue Eyes did it “his way,” enjoying his preferred brand of whiskey while engaged in prodigious drinking bouts with the Rat Pack in The Polo Lounge during the 1950s.
VIOLET EYES - Belvedere Black Raspberry Vodka, St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Crème De Violette Liqueur, Lime Juice, Agave Nectar. $17
Francis Taylor had an art gallery in the lower level of the Hotel, which his daughter Liz would visit as a young girl. As an adult, Elizabeth Taylor would return often, staying in the Bungalows with six of her eight husbands over the years.
THE AVIATOR - Beefeater Gin, Crème Yvette Liqueur, Maraschino Liqueur and Fresh Lemon Juice. $17
For 30 years, the eccentric Howard Hughes would simultaneously rent several Bungalows so no one would know which one he occupied. Rather than have his favorite roast beef sandwich delivered to his door, he would request to have the late-night snack placed beside a nearby tree so he could remain elusive to the Hotel’s staff. He also kept a Cadillac in front of the Hotel without ever using it. Beverly Hills Police ignored the car, even though greenery sprouted from it and the tires were flat.
THE NORMA JEAN - The favorite libation of a Hollywood Legend, a glass of Dom Pérignon Champagne. $86
The legendary Marilyn Monroe, a devout fan of Dom Pérignon, would have celebrated her 86th birthday this year. Bungalows 1 and 7, where she stayed for extended periods of time, were her favorite accommodations. The movie “Let’s Make Love,” starring Marilyn and Yves Montand, was filmed in Bungalows 20 and 21.
LIQUID GOLD - Karlsson’s Gold Vodka, Elderflower Syrup, Lemon Juice, Club Soda. $17
Hollywood’s most coveted companion has been to the Hotel on numerous occasions; once in the arms of Sidney Poitier as he danced barefoot in the lobby after winning his Oscar for “Lillies of the Field,” and again with Faye Dunaway when she was photographed poolside next to hers for “Network.” Charlie Chaplin’s Honorary Oscar also “slept here” when he returned to receive his honor at the 1972 Academy Awards. Years later, director Richard Attenborough enjoyed a post-Oscar celebration in 1983 at The Polo Lounge after winning ten awards for “Gandhi” and watched the maître d’ hold up the statuettes to the restaurant’s cheering crowd.