Reawaken fashionable sippers with these Met Gala inspired cocktails

Violet Dream cocktail
Violet Dream cocktail / Lalo

While the fashion and pop culture world focus on the red steps of New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, it is time to raise a glass to the beauty, creativity, and prestige of the night. These vibrantly colored and flavored Met Gala inspired cocktails awaken the senses one sip at a time.

One of the most coveted invitations, the annual Met Gala, may elude most mere mortals. But, anyone can have their own watching party and raise a glass to fashion’s most stylish night.

For the 2024 event, the theme is Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion. Whether Prince Charming rouses a princess from her slumber or the flowers emerge from the frozen earth, the first Monday in May is a time to embrace new beginnings. Even if the normal person may not be wearing these looks in their lives, the concepts can inspire a little spark of imagination.

To turn the watching party into a real occasion, Met Gala inspired cocktails can set the tone. Channeling this year’s theme into the glass is more than just the name. The flavors can capture the concept in refreshing ways.

Fashionable and colorful Met Gala inspired cocktails

Violet Dream

Although fashion forward moments can often get a double take, timeless elegance is always remembered. This cocktail, Violet Dream is a visually stunning option. More importantly, the sweet, slightly tart beverage is refreshing enough to be enjoyed all night long.


1.5 oz LALO Tequila

1 oz Lemon Juice

0.5 oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Violette

0.5  oz Simple Syrup


Edible Flower (for garnish)


Add LALO Tequila, lemon juice, Tempus Fugit Crème de Violette, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker filled with ice.

Shake vigorously for 15-20 seconds.

Strain the mixture into a glass over ice.

Garnish with an edible flower.

Once Upon A Dream 

Although the name might sound like a line from a fairy tale, this cocktail is effervescent, sweet, and a tough mysterious. Like a sweet dream that makes you long for another night of blissful rest, people will be asking for a second pour.


3 oz Rosa Regale Sparkling White Wine

1.5 oz Coconut Rum

.5 oz Real Lychee Puree

.75 oz Lime Juice

1.5 oz Q Grapefruit


Shake Over Ice- Top Off With Regale Sparkling White Wine And Q Grapefruit- Strain Into Wine Glass Over Fresh Ice- Garnish With Grapefruit Wheels 

Elderflower Sour
Elderflower Sour / Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin

Sleeping Beauty Sour

Since florals will be all over the red stairs, this Elderflower Sour has that stunning sweetness with a punch of tart. It is light, airy yet quite impressive.


2 oz Empress 1908 Elderflower Rose Gin

¾ oz Fresh Lemon Juice

¾ oz Simple Syrup

1 oz Egg White (or Aqua Faba)


Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain to remove ice. Shake again without the ice. Fine strain into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with rose petals.

Estrellitas (Little Stars)

While the event is full of stars across stage, screen, and sports, this cocktail sparkles as brightly as the celebrities. For anyone who love a paloma, this bubbly version might be a must have all summer long.


1.5 parts Herradura Silver 

1 part Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice

1 part Pamplemousse Liqueur 

¾ parts Lime Juice 

Brut Rosé Korbel Wine 

Topped off with hint of Himalayan Salt 


In a mixing glass combine all the ingredients, slowly pouring champagne over the top. Garnish with an orange wedge.

These Met Gala inspired cocktails will awaken everyone’s tastebuds. Just remember to be careful not to spill a drop on that specially curated outfit.