Shots, Shots, Shots: Where to Drink Like George Clooney in NYC and LA

Tomorrow is bound to be the most turnt up food and drink holiday of the year: National Tequila Day. Our new favorite tequila on the market is Casamigos, which we’re fans of for many reasons, the most obvious being that its made by George Clooney. He and his pal Rande Gerber love tequila so much they made their own, just one of the perks of being a rich and famous silver fox. Two hotspots in New York and LA, Irvington and Toca Madera, are mixing up crafty tequila cocktails with Casamigos, so what better way to get in the National Tequila Day spirit than by drinking what George Clooney drinks? Check out the recipes below, and find out Clooney’s favorite tequila punch and sangria recipes here.

For more places to eat and drink in New York and LA right now, check out the BlackBook City Guides.

Toca Madera

Since opening this spring, Toca Madera in West Hollywood has been a magnet for celebs like Jeremy Piven, Christina Milian and Channing Tatum, who come for the exquisitely elevated tacos, enchiladas and ceviches in sexy, gothic-chic surrounds.

La Bonita

Muddle one strawberry and crack some black pepper

Clap a couple basil leafs and throw in tin:

1 oz lime

.75 Agave

2 oz Casamigos Blanco

Shake and double strain

Rocks glass

Garnish: half rim of alderwood salt and edible flower. Serves four.

Spicy Paloma_HR (1)


The W Union Square’s stylish new Gerber Group restaurant draws an international crowd for oysters, signature flatbreads, rotisserie specials and a buzzy bar scene.

Spicy Paloma

2 oz. Casamigos Blanco Tequila

.75 oz Thai Chile Aperol

1 oz Grapefruit juice

.5 oz lime juice

.5 oz simple syrup

Shake. Collins. Soda float. Grapefruit slice in glass.

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