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Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra make hamburgers

In 1967 Dean Martin got to share his hamburger recipe in The Celebrity Cookbook. This was how he made them.


  • 1 pound hamburger'
  • 2 oz. bourbon in a chilled glass


Preheat a heavy frying pan and sprinkle bottom lightly with salt. Mix meat handling lightly, just enough to form into four patties. Grill over medium-high heat about four minutes on each side.

Pour chilled bourbon in a chilled shot glass and serve meat and bourbon on a TV Tray.

As a reply to Dean's recipe Frank Sinatra later made his own version. This was his way to make a hamburger.

1. Call for Deano.
2. Tell him to make you a fuckin' burger.
3. Drink his bourbon.


They had style, they had fun


Drink to forget

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Dean Martin was once asked by the legendary comic Marty Brill why he drank so much. "I drink to forget" Martin replied. "That's sad" said Brill. "It could be a lot sadder" Martin declared. "What could be sadder than drinking to forget?" Brill asked. Martin's reply? "Forgetting to drink!"