Nick & Nora Charles: Drinking their way through the Movies
Happy New Year! My final post for 2011 includes drinks and film clips to help you celebrate!
Last May I blogged about Detectives and their Drinks. In June I posted about James Bond's Vesper Martini. Detective team Nick and Nora Charles always come up on top for detectives with a pension for drink. The constant drinking of this bantering couple never hampers their investigative skills - quite the opposite. "Can't you say anything about the case?" a detective asks. "Yes," Nick grumbles. "It's putting me way behind in my drinking."
The Bronx Cocktail (Nick and Nora Charles in the Thin Man)
1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1 oz orange juice
Shake well (to a two-step time, as Nick suggests). Strain and garnish with orange peel. (recipe from Nightcapped)
Knickerbockerfrom The Thin Man (1934)
Large dash dry vermouth
Small dash sweet vermouth
Add the gin and both vermouths to a mixing glass filled with ice. Once well mixed, strain into a frosted martini glass.
What will you be drinking tonight? Pick Your Poison and Toast 2012! Enjoy!