Celebrate Justin Timberlake’s 35th Birthday with a Cocktail Created by His Personal Mixologist

01/29/2016 at 05:17 PM ET

Justin Timberlake Cocktail
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What do you get the person who has everything? Custom birthday drinks, of course.

In honor of Justin Timberlake‘s 35th birthday on Jan. 31st, the singer-actor’s personal mixologist Eddy Buckingham created a dreamy cocktail. The drink, which Buckingham made using the star’s own tequila Sauza 901, is a sweet-and-tart concoction that can easily be recreated at home.

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“The Three Five is a sophisticated yet approachable drink – perfect for a celebration,” Buckingham tells PEOPLE, adding that he incorporated key ingredients typically fancied by Timberlake. “I serve it in a double rocks glass as that is how he usually enjoys his tequila.”

Justin Timberlake Cocktail
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Despite being admittedly saccharine — it is a cocktail, after all — Buckingham stresses the complexity of the drink due to the addition of orange bitters and cognac.

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“The flamed orange zest garnish is a little bit of fun but also heightens the citrus nose on the cocktail,” he adds.

Inspired to try out the drink? Check out what you need to whip up The Three Five just in time for the “Mirrors” crooner’s big day.

The Three Five
2 oz. tequila
1 oz. cognac
1 oz. fresh lemon juice
Dash orange bitters
Dash agave syrup

Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake and strain over ice in double rocks glass. Garnish with a flamed orange peel.

—Grace Gavilanes

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elegant gypsy on

A classy guy who has the same birth date as my daughter – how cool is that!

T Janes on

I wonder if he celebrated by mocking beating the crap out of some more homeless people like ta his wedding?

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