But what happens when the cat-eye shades come off—behind closed doors in her Los Angeles home? Well, we can’t know everything, but Dita told us she loves to entertain—serving cocktails and hors d'oeuvres for friends and loved ones.
“My favorite cocktail is called the Cointreau Fizz,” says Dita. “It’s Cointreau and ice with sparkling water and a squeeze of lime—then you can add different garnishes. I like to do a little bit of the same thing when I'm entertaining. You can display different things people can put in their drink like basil, strawberries or kiwi and any kind of little fruit that they can add in and make their own cocktail. It’s all based on this very simple recipe of sparkling water, lime juice and Cointreau and you can garnish how they want. Its really impressive, and easy and fun.”
And with a signature cocktail, one needs a singular soundtrack, right? We can imagine guests swirling around Dita’s home, dropping strawberries into fizzing tumblrs, and listening to this sultry mix. Click through the slideshow above to set the mood for your own cocktail hour (or after-hours meet up) with Dita Von Teese's Entertaining Playlist.