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Favorite cocktails of celebs and how to make them

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Mar 11, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-06 17:36:45-04

A martini is already a cool drink to sit back and enjoy but knowing that it’s George Takei’s go-to imbibement somehow makes it even better.

The bartending experts at New York’s American Bartenders School have compiled a list of 80 celebrities and their favorite drinks — culled from interviews — so anyone can drink like their favorite star.

Some of the choices are obvious, such as Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Skull Vodka — a drink brand which he co-created. Others can be quelled from paying close attention to the person’s work, like Jay Z’s designated drink Armand de Brignac, a champagne brand that was spotted in one of his music videos.

Jennifer Lawrence’s selection is a classic: piña colada. In 2013, the Academy Award-winning actress told David Letterman she was sipping the cocktail in her trailer while shooting “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”  in Hawaii.

PINA COLADA
1 ounce light rum
1 ounce cream of coconut syrup
Pineapple juice to fill
Cherry and pineapple slices to garnish
Blend all ingredients with ice

Kim Kardashian has more in common with Jeff Lebowski than you might think. They both reside in the Golden State and cite white Russians as their favorite drink. In 2011, Kardashian told Harper’s Bazaar it was one of only two cocktails she liked.

WHITE RUSSIAN
1 1/2 ounces vodka
1/2 ounce Kahlua
Milk or coffee cream to fill

Benedict Cumberbatch is one of the world’s most enigmatic leading actors. Last year, the Oscar nominee spilled the beans regarding his favorite drink, the trendy Aperol spritz.

APEROL SPRITZ
3 ounces Prosecco
2 ounces Aperol
Splash of soda water

[CLICK HERE TO SEE AN INFOGRAPHIC WITH ALL 80 CELEBRITY COCKTAILS]

Clint Davis is a writer for the E.W. Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.