Gone with the Gin: Cocktails with a Hollywood Twist
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Here’s drinking with you, kid
We know your type. You love the smell of napalm in the morning, you see dead people, and you’re the king (or queen!) of the world. No matter your cinematic stripe, there’s a beverage (or ten) tailor-made just for you.
A perfect gift for film buffs and a terrific twist on movie nights, Gone with the Gin is the ultimate cocktail book for die-hard silver screen aficionados who prefer to be shaken, not stirred. Included within are 50 delicious drinks—paired with winking commentary on history’s most quotable films—plus an all-star lineup of drinking games, movie-themed munchies, and illustrations throughout.
So go ahead, make my drink.
Cohan provided much of the soundtrack for the early twentieth century, including “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and this film’s title tune. His incredible life—from a childhood performing in vaudeville, all the way to the White House (where he received a Congressional Gold Medal from FDR)—plays here like a musicalized, I-can’t-believe-how-many-things-one-guy-could-accomplish version of Forrest Gump. In the role of Cohan, Oscar-winner Jimmy Cagney can’t really sing or dance—but then, is anything more
ZEMECKIS Not only 1985’s top-grossing film about what it would be like to date your own mother, Back to the Future was also 1985’s top-grossing film period, skidding into multiplexes everywhere with Oedipal overtones and teenage hormones. Michael J. Fox gives a timeless performance as an era-hopping slacker whose wacky-haired sidekick (Christopher Lloyd in eccentric Einstein mode) inadvertently wraps Marty up in a Libyan terrorist mishap that sends him thirty years into the past. Time stands
drizzle over the cereal and nuts, stirring to coat. Cover a baking sheet with the snack mix, stir occasionally while baking for about 15 minutes, or until lightly toasted. Let cool and serve in a large bowl—or a Ziploc baggy, if you’re heading to detention. LIFE OF PIELIFE OF PIE LIFE OF PI (2012) DIRECTED BY ANG LEE Leave it to Ang Lee, who proved his technical chops with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and his sensitive side with Brokeback Mountain, to helm a 3D adaptation of Yann Martel’s
FLAVORINGSOTHER FLAVORINGS Agave nectar: A widely available sweetener, it goes down like honey with an exotic accent. Bitters: This cologne of cocktails is added in small amounts to give a drink depth and nuance. Those featured in this book range from chocolate mole to baked apple to the more standard Angostura bitters. Brandied cherries: The maraschino cherry’s sophisticated big sister is a cinch to make at home. BRANDIED CHERRIES Place � pound sweet (destemmed) cherries and 1 or 2 vanilla
long, memorable way. Celery salt: This combination of two everyday ingredients lifts Bloody Marys to new heights. Clove studs: The flowering bud of a type of evergreen tree is primarily used here in homey, hot cocktails. Cream of coconut: If those 1960s beach party movies could be bottled, they’d taste like this sweetened coconut product (a brand like Coco Reàl) for tropical drinks. Grain alcohol: This liquid is pure and potent, containing almost twice the alcohol content of ordinary spirits.