Gwyneth Paltrow's Go-To Cocktail Recipe Was Inspired By Her Grandfather

Anytime food or drink is involved in whatever Gwyneth Paltrow is promoting, you know it is bound to be interesting. From fad diets and less-than-scientifically backed health solutions to Goop's own $2.33 per ounce coffee, there seems to always be something uniquely Paltrowian around the corner. However, the actress recently revealed that she struggled like many people did at the start of the pandemic, which led her to reflect on her family and take inspiration from them for her choice of drink (via Delish).

In a recent addition to the SmartLess podcast, Paltrow opened up about how she ate and drank in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis. She said, "basically during quarantine I was drinking seven nights a week and making pasta, eating bread...I went totally off the rails, like, who drinks multiple drinks seven nights a week? That's not healthy." While she has since turned to a diet plan that helped her shed the 11 pounds she gained during the pandemic, her go-to quarantine cocktail recipe is one to hang onto (via Republic World).

This is what's in Gwyneth Paltrow's cocktail recipe

Apparently Paltrow loves whiskey, as did her grandfather. According to Delish, the movie star explained that he always enjoyed whiskey sours, so she decided to make her own version of his favorite drink. Of course, it involves one rather interesting ingredient. The drink she named for him, the Buster Paltrow, is made using a Tennessee whiskey, maple syrup and lemon juice. While the whiskey cocktail appears otherwise normal, she notes that the Tennessee whiskey is distilled from quinoa rather than your typical grains like corn, barley, wheat or rye grains (via The Spruce Eats).

Despite the twist that's fit for Goop, the drink does sound like a well-balanced combination that would be wonderful served up neat, warm in a mug, or even on the rocks. Paltrow confessed that she was drinking at minimum two Buster Paltrows each night when quarantine first began. Though she doesn't recommend doing that, there's no harm in enjoying one or two every so often.