This was actually quite good, and I intend to get another bottle for this Sunday’s episode.
Don’t let this wine catch you unaware, The Walking Dead Cabernet Sauvignon opens with notes of blackberry with nutmeg and mocha spices. This full-bodied wine reveals flavors of dark cherries and currants which pool on the palate, giving way to notes of mocha and spice. Fine, chocolaty tannins hold the long smooth finish.
This website, Lot 18 has individual Rick, Darryl & Negan bottles.
Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter; March 3, 1911 – June 7, 1937) was an American film actress and sex symbol of the 1930s.
After being signed by director Howard Hughes, Harlow’s first major appearance was in Hell’s Angels (1930), followed by a series of critically unsuccessful films, before signing with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1932. Harlow became a leading lady for MGM, starring in a string of hit films including Red Dust (1932), Dinner at Eight (1933), Reckless (1935) and Suzy (1936). Among her frequent co-stars were William Powell, Spencer Tracy and, in six films, Clark Gable.
Harlow’s popularity rivaled and soon surpassed that of her MGM colleagues Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer. She had become one of the biggest movie stars in the world by the late 1930s, often nicknamed the “Blond Bombshell” and the “Platinum Blonde”, and popular for her “Laughing Vamp” movie persona.
She died during the filming of Saratoga in 1937 at the age of 26. The film was completed using doubles and released a little over a month after Harlow’s death. The American Film Institute ranked her as the 22nd greatest female star in Hollywood history.
From The Guardian:
In Victor Fleming’s 1932 jungle melodrama, Red Dust, Harlow’s stranded hooker sidles up to rubber plantation bigwig Clark Gable and asks, “Mind if I get drunk with you?” Something of a party girl off-screen, the Blonde Bombshell was supposedly fond of this martini created in her honour. Best served chilled, with a lemon peel garnish.
Something simple for tonight:
- Gin, lemon, cilantro, grapefruit soda water
I’ve only tasted Tia Maria once, but I didn’t drink it like Cary Grant.
Some “Old Hollywood” stars and starlets had drinks invented and named after them as a tribute during and after their heydays. But then there are the actors and actresses with drinks named after them because that’s actually what they drank.
And apparently Cary Grant drank vodka and Tia Maria with a squeeze of lime.
I’m not going to knock it til I try it, but the idea of coffee and citrus did initially strike me as strange.
Of course, there’s nothing new under the sun, as a quick Google search always proves.
The following recipe for the Cary Grant cocktail comes from a post on the blog Mix That Drink.
Cary Grant was born Jan. 18, 1904.
- Tia Maria
- Lime wedge garnish
- Combine equal parts vodka and Tia Maria in a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge that’s been squeezed for the juice and stirred into the drink.
Some recipes online call for “the juice of 1 lime” in the cocktail, but I have to imagine it’s the juice from the garnish and not a full ounce or so of lime juice.
- There’s a great many Cary Grant cocktails from films listed at CaryGrant.net
STARS AND SPIRITS
Cocktail: Cary Grant
Inspiration: Actor Cary Grant
Base Ingredients: Vodka
Why today? Cary Grant was born Jan. 18, 1904.
Origin: This drink is named after Cary Grant because it was allegedly his cocktail of choice.
Cocktail Groupings: Old Hollywood, Actresses & Stars And Spirits
Scenes from a Friday night in Jamestown, N.Y.
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Henry VIII has his very own champagne cocktail named after him!
He ascended the throne of England on April 21, 1509.
The Henry VIII was created by a bartender named Henry Besant in 2004 in London, England.
About This Drink
The drink is a curio comprise of two different vodkas, sugar, citrus, absinthe & champagne.
- Citron Vodka
- Pepper Vodka
- Orange garnish
Build this drink in a chilled champagne flute.
Start with the absinthe-soaked sugar cube and pour in a 1/2 oz of each the two flavored vodkas — then top with champagne and garnish with the orange wedge or swath of peel.
- Check out Difford’s Guide’s recipe here.
- TheDrinkShop also has a write-up.
This week I’ve been working with Sweet Annie Herb — a strain of wormwood that’s super interesting and aromatic: