(Cocktails inspired by the movies, Oscar nominees and winners.)
THE COLOR PURPLE, 1985Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Danny GloverNominated (1986) for 11 Academy Awards including: Best Picture, Best Actress in a Leading Role, and 2 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Music - Original Song, Best Music - Original Score, Best Makeup.
To this day I still can't believe The Color Purple didn't win one single Oscar, but I'm including it in my movie cocktail tributes this year for three reasons. First, purple is my Oscar party color theme. Second, it has one of my all time favorite movie quotes:
"I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it" ~ Shug.
My third reason? I HAD to use this pun:
INGREDIENTS:2 Oz. Hendrick's Gin1/8 Oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur1 Tsp. Spiced Honey Syrup*1/2 Tsp. B'lure PeaFlower Extract1 Tbsp. Pasteurized Egg White2 Dashes Scrappy's Lavender Bitters
Garnish: Fresh Mint Sprig, Extra Drops of Pea Flower Extract on the Foam.
Tools: Cocktail shaker, Toothpick
Glass: Antique Crystal Coupe
DIRECTIONS:Add all the ingredients, except the ice, to a cocktail shaker and shake hard for one minute. (This is called a dry shake.)Add ice then shake until chilled.Strain into a chilled coupe. To garnish, add several extra drops of the peaflower extract to the foam top, drag the toothpick through the drops to create a swirled pattern,gently lay the small mint sprig on top, tap some extra bitters on top then serve.
* To make the Spiced Honey Syrup combine 1 teaspoon of Honey Farms Spiced Honey Creme with 1 teaspoon of hot water until blended.
VOICEOVER VIDEO WITH INGREDIENTS AND DIRECTIONS:
More Movie Cocktails:
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Angostura and Old Lace
Gone With The Gin
Updated 3-2021PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY