We're all about a cocktail with a clever name... but we also want the flavor to back up the kitsch. And the naked and famous cocktail has flavor in spades. It's a brightly colored, smoky, bittersweet cocktail that just may become your new clothing-optional favorite.
How to Make a Naked & Famous Cocktail
This peachy-colored cocktail is yummy to look at as it is to drink.
- 1 ounce Aperol
- 1 ounce yellow chartreuse
- 1 ounce mezcal
- 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Variations on the Naked and Famous Cocktail
The naked and famous is a set recipe with a list of specific ingredients, but you can craft your own riff.
- Instead of one-ounce proportions, use a half or three-quarters of an ounce.
- Swap your yellow chartreuse for green chartreuse.
- Cut your mezcal with silver tequila if the smoky flavor is overwhelming.
- For a tarter, more herbaceous cocktail, use a splash of Campari with the Aperol.
Naked and Famous Drink Garnishes
You'll notice that some naked and famous recipes don't call for a garnish (it is clothing-optional, after all). That doesn't mean yours needs to go naked, though.
- Add a lime wedge, wheel, or slice. Alternatively, you can use an orange or lemon.
- Keep the citrus touch lighter using a lime, orange, lemon peel, twist, or ribbon.
- The cocktail looks extravagant when you clip a small pineapple leaf to the glass.
- Sprinkle edible gold over the top of the drink or attach it to the rim.
Because the naked and famous is an equal-parts cocktail, it's super easy to remember how to make. Even if you can't measure, just add an equal amount of each ingredient.