George Clooney Toasts His Engagement with Tequila

04/28/2014 at 01:15 PM ET

George Clooney Engagement Casamigos Cocktail
Jeff Vespa/Getty; Courtesy Craig’s

When George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin celebrated their surprise engagement last week with friends at L.A. hotspot Craig’s, they already had the perfect drink on hand for toasts: the restaurant’s Skinny Amiga, made with the actor’s very own tequila brand, Casamigos.

Craig’s, where Clooney has often celebrated big occasions like last year’s Best Picture Oscar for Argo (and the shaving of Ben Affleck’s facial hair), makes the simple cocktail with white tequila, agave nectar, and lime and pomegranate juices. It’s just the sort of smooth, low-key drink that characterizes the actor’s easygoing personality. (The menu also includes a Danny Ocean cocktail, created and named after Clooney’s Ocean’s Eleven character, made with cherry liqueur, pink grapefruit juice and fresh lemon juice.)

The world’s most famous bachelor, who once said marriage is “not something I’m looking out for,” founded the tequila brand last year with best friend Rande Gerber, Cindy Crawford’s hubby. The pals own homes next door to each other in Mexico, where they started drinking tequila together and decided to make one to their exact liking. Since its introduction, Casamigos has gotten rave reviews, something the star of Up in the Air and The Descendants knows a lot about.

George Clooney Engagement Casamigos Cocktail
Courtesy Craig’s

Although Clooney and Gerber “prefer drinking tequila chilled neat, on the rocks or straight from the bottle, when they are at home entertaining friends, these are a few of the recipes they use,” a Casamigos representative tells PEOPLE.

Even if you won’t be personally sharing a toast with the happy couple, you can still get a taste by mixing up their cocktails at home.

Skinny Amiga
Serves 1 (image above)

1½ oz. Casamigos blanco tequila
½ oz. agave nectar
1 oz. lime juice
1 oz. pomegranate juice

Pour each ingredient in a glass, and serve.

The Real Man’s Margarita
Serves 1

2 oz. Casamigos tequila
3 ice cubes

Pour tequila over ice, and serve.

—Nancy Mattia

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Jane on

What can I say: Clooney’s a drunk of the first order.

Kate on

Ok, so I enjoy reading People for fun celebrity gossip and photos, even while knowing that most of it is written by publicists and is a glossed over press release. But in this article, they didn’t even try to disguise that they basically copied a press release from Clooney or his tequila company word-for-word. Sigh. Taking lazy journalism to new heights.

Susan on

I hope she gets pregnant, would serve him right for all the trash talking he did about marriage and children. I know not everyone is cut out for marriage or kids, but he is just a pig. Bring on the comments, I don’t care.

Kiki on

She is already pregnant..Hollywood….pregnant….engaged….never marry….

jeanine on

George is top drawer in so many waysr; the one problem he has is his drinking. And it’s not a minor problem.

Anonymous on

agree w Susan!

Sunny on

So does george have some type of investment in the restaurant ? Why else publicized it like this.

George and this engagement are a complete joke. He should be careful before he turns into tom cruise & Johnny depp. Pitt is lucky he has Angelina to sing his praises every chance she gets (is she being paid?) or he would be in that bait too.

Sunny on

Haha bait =boat

Marilyn on

1. He states for years he won’t marry again. 2. Stacy Keibler and he break up (Stacy possibly doing the breaking up?). 3 Stacy moves on quickly, marries, and becomes pregnant. 4. George pops the question to the first girl he dates after Stacy after dating only a short time to hurt Stacy.

Daphne on

I’m glad to see him with a brainy accomplished woman for a change. @ marilyn the only role I see Stacey Keibler having here is that she forced him to confront what it’s like to be with someone who is intellectually undeveloped, even if she was def good arm candy. Stacey hung onto that relationship for dear life as long as she could, while he was “too busy” to see her. Remember her trying on the engagement ring? He’s not getting back at her, I think he’s just discovered how fulfilling it can be to be w someone who’s intellectually in (above?) his league.

guest on

George totally screwed up. Have you seen Stacy Keibler’s acting clips (the ones from the WWE). Stacy was awesome. While lawyers are actors in a sense, I don’t think Amal has the same degree of talent as Stacy. What was George thinking?

macy on

I think George would really rather be in a relationship with Cindy Crawford AND Rande Gerber…

Gretchen on

My husband had a dear friend for many years, someone he had so much in common with, someone he could laugh with and talk about deep things with. They were neither one gay, and would ave been dumbfounded if anyone had thought that. Why can’t people be friends without people bashing on them about being closet cases? These men are friends, and there shouldn’t be a problem because of that. It is beyond irritating that there are so many who accuse every other person of being gay with little more than “how they look”, or “I can just tell”. If GC announces he’s gay, then jump all over it, but otherwise…whatever! These are people’s lives and you are acting like middle school dub-butts!

Samuel on

Just because she is a lawyer that doesn’t make her smarter… You don’t personally know these women. Duh

jjgg744 on

He’s a bit of an alkie, no?

janice core on

i guess he realized, after Stacey dumped him, that no woman is gonna wait on his slow pokey old butt….however i don’t think he has what it takes to be a good husband…Total non committed…he is all about himself to share his life with one woman…always seeking someone younger or prettier…well georgie boy the years are starting to catch up…

Jane on

Um, Daphne? Stacy Keibler is a college graduate with a nearly 4.0 grade point average.

Clooney, on the other hand. Dropped out of freshman year three times at two different colleges and never got a degree. Makes horrible grammatical mistakes when he speaks.

He got his auntie singer Rosemary a Clooney to grease the way for him in Hollywood.

Stacy’s new husband has multiple degrees, including from Stanford. He’s a hot, very smart and successful tech entrepreneur who is self made with no help from rich relatives.

Stacy is also smart- smart enough to know when to quit with the narcissistic Clooney.

Lacey on

This. Is. Stupid.

Aud on

Milking it to the extreme, eh People?

alain on

beautiful couple, congratulations to them both !

Kristin on

Hopefully no one was there to bring up any negative comments about the POS, as we know Clooney can’t hold his tongue OR his liquor ! lmao

Lisa on

She must be preggers.

Sally on

Sounds like this flaming liberal is engaged to an east Indian civil rights attorney. Isn’t that a mess? He thinks he knows all about politics and won’t shut his flapping gums.

Jane on

Who really cares?

Sadie Brommer on

Honestly, I could care less about George Clooney & his love life. There are so many other more interesting people. He’s boring.

Anonymous on

Kind of strange he’s engaged after he always said he’d never get married. Could it be his ego took a huge hit after Stacey Keibler announced she married and was pregnant? He usually dumps these women and they stay single waiting for him to take them back and well, Stacey didn’t wait around. Sorry George, I think this might be a mistake, but it is yours to make. Good Luck anyway.

Jo on

Oh my Susan calling someone a Pig that you do not even know is not a nice thing. You yourself may want to grow up.

kyle on

I cannot help but be happy for Clooney, I know he liked Obama and Michael Jackson, and now he will have a wife that looks like a cross between the two.

Gonsalvo on

George loves landscaping and Amal has an extraordinarily thick bush in her front yard. If you know what I mean

Anonymous on

Riddle me this………..
How does Clooney couple with a vehemently anti -Israel, pro Palestinian person, while his best friend is Jewish?
Are they both so inurred to the reality of it?
Also, his fiancee is counsel to Julian Assange of Wiki Leaks. A very bad man. As for the ballyhoo about is tequla, he has already been in verbal fisticuffs with Steve Wynn, who will not allow the brand in his hotels in Las Vegas.

Among many of George’s besties are many Jews, so have a good time convincing them that her views and positions are justified. Of course to do that, many fabrications will have to be employed.

Lastly, he isn’t married yet……..

Irene Martynuk on

Wow! Congratulations to you both, George and Amal!
George, you finally found someone beautiful with Brains. That’s what you’ve needed. Long and happy lives to you both.

Kay on

I’m curius to know who George Clooney’s pr people are – he’s a C-D actor and the media is obsessed with him getting married. Who cares?

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