The Gatsby Cocktail: A Deliciously Decadent Drink Inspired by “The Great Gatsby”

Step back in time to the roaring 20s with this deliciously decadent cocktail inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel, “The Great Gatsby”. This cocktail is a perfect tribute to the glamorous and extravagant parties thrown by the novel’s main character, Jay Gatsby. With its combination of gin, triple sec, lemon juice, simple syrup, orange bitters, and champagne, this cocktail will transport you to the world of flappers, jazz, and excess.


  • 1.5 oz gin
  • 0.5 oz triple sec
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters
  • Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Lemon twist, for garnish


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add gin, triple sec, lemon juice, simple syrup, and orange bitters to the shaker.
  3. Shake vigorously for about 15 seconds.
  4. Strain the mixture into a chilled champagne flute.
  5. Top with champagne or sparkling wine.
  6. Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Gatsby Cocktail is a perfect representation of the decadence and glamour of the 1920s. The gin and triple sec add a touch of sophistication and luxury, while the lemon juice and simple syrup add a refreshing sweetness. The addition of champagne or sparkling wine makes it a perfect drink for a celebration, just like the parties thrown by Jay Gatsby in the novel.

The Gatsby Cocktail is a delicious and perfectly balanced drink that pays tribute to the glamour and excess of the roaring 20s. Whether you’re hosting a 1920s-themed party or simply want to transport yourself back in time, this cocktail is sure to impress. So raise a glass to Jay Gatsby and the unforgettable era that inspired him, and enjoy The Gatsby Cocktail with your friends and loved ones. Cheers!


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