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Cary Grant Drank Coffee Liqueur With A Lime

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.

Ingredients

  • Vodka
  • Tia Maria
  • Lime wedge garnish

Preparation

  • 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.

Further Reading

  • 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

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A Tribute To Maureen O’Hara

STARS AND SPIRITS

Cocktail: The Maureen O’Hara
Inspiration: Actress Maureen O’Hara
Base Ingredient: Irish Whiskey
Why today? O’Hara died yesterday, Oct. 24, 2015.
Origin: March 2013, from the blog The Straight Up
Cocktail Groupings: Old Hollywood, Actresses & Calendar Cocktails

Actress Maureen O’Hara died yesterday, Oct. 24, 2015.

You can read her obituary in The New York Times here, and The Guardian here.

Despite being known as the “Queen of Technicolor,” I grabbed a black-and-white photo from Google images because I liked the contrast and general look of O’hara in this photo.

In March of 2013, the blog The Straight Up posted the following original cocktail and named it the Maureen O’Hara:

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1.5 Irish Whiskey
  • .75 Dry Vermouth
  • .75 Domaine de Canton
  • 12 Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub
  • 8 Bittermens Hopped Grapefruit Bitters
  • Lemon Twist

PREPARATION

Add the Irish whiskey, dry vermouth, Domaine de Canton and habanero shrub and hopped grapefruit bitters to a chilled mixing glass. Add ice and stir until well chilled. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

All The Stars & Spirits:
There are dozens of cocktails named after actors and actresses, and I’ve written about a few of them here:
•Charlie Chaplain — (Link)
•Clara Bow — Link)
•Fay Wray — (Link)
•Ginger Rogers — (Link)
•Lauren Bacall — (Link)
•Lillian Gish — (Link)
•Mary Astor — (Link)
•Mary Lee — (Link)
•Mary Pickford — (Link)

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