5. Joey Bishop’s Rusty Nail
This marriage of the Scottish liquor Drambuie and whiskey was invented in the 1960’s at the 21 club in Manhattan. From Esquire comes this recipe that was advertised by the Rat Pack as “the best things happen between 10 pm and 2 am.” Today this expression is a favorite among divorce attorneys looking for work. The rat pack’s reputation for alcohol consumption was legendary. Joey Bishop once said “Last week I gave Dean Martin a cigarette lighter. He finished it in one gulp.”
4. Peter Lawford’s Corn Muffins
Peter Lawford, the “5th Beattle” of the Rat Pack, loved corn muffins! This recipe from Southern Bite is quick, easy and tasty!
3. Dean Martin’s Pasta Fagioli
Of all the Rat Pack, this performer’s love of food and drink was famous. “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.” This recipe from Memorie di Angelina is also called “Pasta Fazool” in Italian American slang. If you’re not a fan of its’ use of sheep’s milk pecorino, go with a Grana Padano or Parmesan Reggiano. To see the difference between these two cheeses, click here!
2. Sammy Davis Junior’s Spaghetti and Meatballs
Not only was this man an all-around performer (singing, dancing, acting and comedy) but the man knew how to cook! This recipe from Classic Celebrity Recipes is better then many recipes you’ll see online today.
1. Frank Sinatra’s Burgers
This recipe is a classic in more ways then one. The instructions read as follows:
- Call Deano. (Dean Martin)
- Tell him to make you a fuckin’ burger.
- Drink all his bourbon.