Hedda Hopper Cocktail

Last week I suggested that perhaps for this episode I’d make a Joan-approved cocktail. Well, then… I give to you the Hedda Hopper Cocktail, a.k.a Malice in Hollywood No. 1

This is the only apricot brandy I could find.

  • Directions:
  • Add both ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
  • Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or tall shot glass.
  • Twist a swatch of thin-cut lemon peel over the top.

hedda hopper cocktail

This was…rough. Which is weird because I am a fan of Jim Beam. And Jenny over at Silver Screen Suppers made this cocktail and loved it.

But she also loved Joan Crawford’s French Banana Salad. So either we have completely different palates or ingredients are waaaay different over in the UK.

Maybe it’s because the apricot brandy wasn’t Marie Brizard Apry (whatever the hell that is)???

Verdict: this drink was malicious. Would Joan have liked it?

No fucking way. Jim Beam? As if. Miss Crawford only drinks vodka.

OK, darlings, let’s have Bette and Susan as Bette play us on out.

But be warned! This song is soooooooo damn catchy.

FYI, the contest to win a copy of “Cooking with Joan Crawford” is open until April 4! Enter HERE.

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4 Responses to Hedda Hopper Cocktail

  1. Barbara Bassett says:

    OMG, that song (and performance) is horrible!!!

  2. Vicky says:

    super catchy song LOL

  3. Greg Swenson says:

    It REALLY IS all about the Marie Brizard Apry! I surprisingly found a bottle here…after purchasing what I thought was a quality substitute. The Marie Brizard is actually nice…all the other varieties I’ve tried are sooooo nasty! I think Hiram ruined your cocktail! It IS a bit odd (and VERY strong), but I actually enjoyed this cocktail too. But don’t waste your time (or Jim Beam) if you can’t find the Marie Brizard.

    • yinzerella says:

      If The Wine Source (it’s the fancy liquor store) doesn’t have it, maybe it’s not distributed in Baltimore. which wouldn’t surprise me.

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