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Myrna Loy is my Icon

Myrna Loy is one of my favorite actresses. I feel in love with her watching The Thin Man and I've seen so many of her movies since then. She played a variety of characters throughout her career but the ones that stuck with me are when she played the society woman with a sharp wit. Her comedic timing was perfect and still gives me something to look up to. In honor of her, I have a few cocktail ideas for your next cocktail hour that are classy, sassy, and a little smart ass-y just like some of her most popular characters. Consider these cocktails for your next movie night or just when you've had one exhausting week (like I had this week).

The Best Wife in town

Vodka martini


2 oz Vodka

1 oz Meyer lemon juice

1/2 oz Chambord

1/2 oz Ginger liqueur

1/2 oz Simple syrup

Garnish: Raspberries

Recipe: In a cocktail shaker with ice, pour all ingredients. Shake until the shaker is cold (about 20 seconds). Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with raspberries.

The real Sleuth

Gin martini


2 oz Gin

1 oz Lime juice

3/4 oz Strawberry Liqueur (Creme de fraise)

1/2 oz Simple Syrup

4 to 6 Cilantro leaves

Garnish: Strawberries and cilantro

Recipe: In a shaker, muddle four cilantro leaves with simple syrup. Add ice then pour gin, lime juice, and strawberry liqueur. Shake until cold. Pour into a chilled coupe glass. Garnish with cilantro and strawberries.

An old fashioned femme fatale

Old fashioned


2 oz bourbon whiskey

3/4 oz orange liqueur

1/2 oz strawberry liqueur (creme de fraise)

1 oz orange juice

3 dashes of angostura bitters

1 sugar cube

Garnish: orange slice

Recipe: In an old fashioned glass, muddle one sugar cube and three dashes of bitters. In a mixing glass, pour bourbon whiskey, orange liqueur, strawberry liqueur, and orange juice. Stir. Add a large ice cube and the orange slice to the old fashioned glass. Pour from mixing glass and enjoy!

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