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GONE With The GIN, A Cocktail Tribute to Gone With The Wind


(Cocktails inspired by the movies, Oscar nominees and winners.)

GONE WITH THE WIND, 1939
Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh
Nominated (1940) for 13 Academy Awards
Won: 8, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress - Leading, Best Actress - Supporting, Best Writing - Screenplay

I admit it, I love the book, I love the movie, and I revisit both at least once a year. There's something timeless about this love story and, of course, Clark Gable as Rhett Butler is unparalleled sexy. I just had to include it as one of my bespoke cocktail tributes in my Oscar party this year. My theme is vintage, purple - and puns. (I cannot wait to see my guests costume get-ups!)

Bourbon is the acknowledged southern spirit, but "Gone With The Bourbon" just didn't work and "I Don't Know Nothin' 'Bout Birthin' No Bourbon"? Nah, even I won't carry a pun that far!

So, I  gone and went with gin.

GONE WITH THE GIN

INGREDIENTS:
2 Oz. Aviation Gin
8 Raspberries
6 Fresh Blackberries
4 Strawberries
1 Tablespoon Mint Simple Syrup*
2 Dashes Grapefruit Bitters
1/2 Cup of Ice

Garnish: Fresh Berries, Mint Leaf

Glass: Old Fashioned

Tools: Blender

DIRECTIONS:
Chill your glass in the freezer.
Add all the ingredients,including the ice, to your blender and blend until smooth.
Pour into the chilled glass, garnish and serve.

Check out my other 2016 Oscar Cocktails:
An Aperitif To Remember
Angostura and Old Lace
The Cocktail Purple





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