The Ghostly Gimlet – Savor the Spirit of Barbara Maitland

In the world of “Beetlejuice,” Barbara Maitland is an unforgettable character. She is a kind-hearted, nurturing woman who, along with her husband Adam, navigates the complexities of the afterlife. Barbara’s grace and elegance deserve a cocktail that pays homage to her essence, which is why we’ve concocted Barbara Maitland’s Ghostly Gimlet—a drink that is as complex and delightful as the character it’s named after.

The Experience

This Ghostly Gimlet is more than just a cocktail; it’s a sensory experience. The gin acts as a robust foundation, symbolizing Barbara’s strength and resilience. The lime juice adds a zesty flair, akin to her vibrant personality, while the simple syrup brings a balanced sweetness, much like Barbara herself. Finally, the thyme garnish represents her nurturing, earthy nature, making this drink a full-circle tribute to one of Beetlejuice’s most beloved characters.

Why It Works

The Ghostly Gimlet captures Barbara’s essence beautifully. The gin represents her strong will, the lime juice her zest for (after)life, the simple syrup her inherent sweetness, and the thyme her connection to the natural world. It’s an elegantly balanced cocktail that encapsulates everything Barbara stands for.

So, the next time you’re watching “Beetlejuice” or simply in the mood for a cocktail that’s both refreshing and meaningful, give Barbara Maitland’s Ghostly Gimlet a try. Whether you’re a fan of the movie or new to this cult classic, this cocktail is sure to leave a lasting impression—much like Barbara herself.

Barbara Maitland's Ghostly Gimlet
Calories: 214kcal
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Barbara Maitland's Ghostly Gimlet is the epitome of grace and complexity, much like the character it honors. A blend of gin, lime juice, and simple syrup creates a robust yet balanced drink, while a sprig of thyme adds an earthy finish. This cocktail is a tribute to Barbara's nurturing and resilient nature as she navigates the afterlife. It's a harmonious blend of flavors that resonate with anyone who appreciates a well-crafted cocktail or is a fan of the iconic Beetlejuice character. So, raise a glass to Barbara and savor the spirit of this hauntingly delightful drink.


  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Simple Syrup
  • Thyme (A small sprig for garnish)


  • Add gin, lime juice, and simple syrup to a shaker.
  • Shake well and strain into a glass.
  • Garnish with a small sprig of thyme.

Estimated Nutrition:

Calories: 214kcal (11%)Carbohydrates: 23g (8%)Protein: 0.1gFat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.01gSodium: 18mg (1%)Potassium: 52mg (1%)Fiber: 0.1gSugar: 21g (23%)Vitamin A: 14IUVitamin C: 9mg (11%)Calcium: 8mg (1%)Iron: 1mg (6%)
CourseBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
CuisineBeverage, Cocktail, Drinks
KeywordBeverage, Cocktail, Drink

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