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Revisiting the Cosmopolitan

May 29th, 2008

Revisiting the Cosmopolitan

Carrie Bradshaw’s consumption of the Cosmopolitan introduced a brand new generation to the world of mixed drinks, but ultimately its popularity became its downfall. On the launch of the Sex and the City movie, a look back at the cocktail it made famous, and whether the Cosmo was deserving of the popularity it received.

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December 25th, 2007


Merry Christmas everybody. Thanks to all who have read, subscribed and commented on this site over the past eight months, and here’s to another year of cocktail adventures… cheers! My Christmas gift to you all is a quote from Billy Wilder’s 1954 romantic comedy “Sabrina”, starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden…

Here Sabrina and [...]

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Now, Voyager

October 1st, 2007

Now, Voyager

Jerry Durrance
“What will you have?”

Charlotte Vale
“I’ll leave that to you.”

Jerry Durrance
“What about Bourbon Old Fashioneds?”

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All About Eve

July 18th, 2007

All About Eve

In spite of Doug, a quote from Bette Davis’ greatest, and perhaps most autobiographical, film, “All About Eve“. Davis plays Margo Channing, an egotistical theatre actress approaching the dreaded four zero, whose cool façade slowly slips away as she realises her starstruck fan, and eventual personal assistant, Eve (Anne Baxter) is lining up to replace [...]

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The Major and the Minor

July 10th, 2007

The Major and the Minor

From Billy Wilder’s light romantic comedy, “The Major and the Minor“. Susan (Ginger Rogers) is working as a scalp masseuse, and is in the apartment of Albert Osborne (Robert Benchley), a client who seems to be interested in something more than a head massage…

“Say, why don’t you get out of that wet coat and in [...]

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All That Heaven Allows

July 1st, 2007

All That Heaven Allows

From Douglas Sirk’s excellent melodrama, “All That Heaven Allows” – Ned has just made Martini’s for everyone…

“Excellent my boy, excellent.”

“Well, I’m not sure the gin is as good as the brand I usually use, but the vermouth is fair.”

“You mean those two little drops you put in?”

“Kay, I hope for the sake of my liver [...]

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