Jean Harlow Cocktail Recipe

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Jean Harlow Cocktail Recipe

She had her own cocktail named after her. Jean Harlow (1911-1937) was the first platinum blonde actor in the 1930s who introduced sex to Hollywood. She named the drink after herself because it is a sweet rum martini that she apparently loved to drink. Simply mix equal parts of your favorite light rum and sweet vermouth and garnish with a sexy lemon spiral, and you’ve got yourself a very simple recipe. Jean Harlow is not as popular as the martini or Manhattan, but this cocktail is fascinating because it demonstrates how classic cocktails kept the ingredients simple without sacrificing taste. It is also another testament to the versatility of vermouth, proving it to be an indispensable ingredient for cocktails.

Cocktail strength (from 1 to 10 scale)

The strength of Jean Harlow Cocktail Recipe is 6 out of 10.



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Nutrition (calories per serving)

The estimated calories of Jean Harlow Cocktail Recipe is 226 calories per serving.

Preparation time (minutes)

The time it takes to create Jean Harlow Cocktail Recipe is 3 minutes.

Tools needed

  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Strainer


  • Cocktail Glass

Ingredients (ML/OZ)

  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces sweet vermouth
  • Lemon peel, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  • Collect the necessary ingredients.
  • Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice cubes and add the ingredients.
  • Shake vigorously.
  • Fill a chilled cocktail glass halfway with ice and strain into it.
  • Serve with a lemon peel as a garnish. Serve and have fun.

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