Let’s get real, vodka and lipstick are way better friends than diamonds. So, to celebrate a girl’s real besties (and yesterday’s launch of Three Olives’ Marilyn Monroe Strawberry vodka), I present this week’s beauty and cocktail pairing. Cheers!
One of my favorites from the MAC Marilyn Monroe collection, Love Goddess is a mid-tone pinkish red with a satin finish. I learned its origin during a recent class with Gregory Arlt (who I ADORED, by the way), MAC Makeup Director and designer of the collection. While spilling his red carpet beauty secrets, Arlt mentioned that this lip treat was inspired by a custom color he blended for Marilyn-esque knockout Christina Hendricks. The universally flattering strawberry shade looks best while sipping a matching martini. 😉
Three Olives’ latest flavor sensation combines the taste of strawberries with a hint of cream, in honor of the Hollywood icon. They also released an assortment of Marilyn inspired recipes including this sweet martini, aptly named The Marilyn:
2 parts Three Olives Marilyn Monroe Vodka
2 parts cranberry juice
Splash of half and half
Mix all ingredients in a shaker filled with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a strawberry.