There’s nothing like a cocktail to kick back and relax at the end of the day. I love these movie star inspired cocktails…just in time for summer.
Glamorous Greta Garbo’s 1930 movie, Anna Christie, has one of her most famous lines. She sulks into a bar, plops down and says, “Gimme a whisky with ginger ale on the side and don’t be stingy baby.” You can see Greta in action here.
Greta has a cocktail named after her (not with whisky). The crème de menthe in this Garbo cocktail gives it a cool refreshing taste that’s just right for summer.
The Garbo Cocktail:
- 1oz brandy
- 1 oz dry vermouth
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1/4 oz grenadine
- dash of white crème de menthe
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain into a chilled highball glass.
- Rose petal jelly
- 1 teaspoon rose liqueur
- 1 glass of very cold Champagne
Aperol Spritz (for a Romy-style beach picnic):
- 3 parts Prosecco
- 2 parts Aperol
- dash of soda
- slice of orange