Wardobe and Cocktail Inspo
In usual times we’d be meeting in person looking fabulous and sipping cocktails, but there’s nothing stopping us getting into the spirit at home. To that end, here are some ideas of what to drink and wear during our watch-along screenings. Please tag your cocktails and outfits with #CaryStaysHome and post to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and we’ll feature the best entries and there will be prizes for the best-dressed.
What to wear?
The costumes in An Affair to Remember were designed by Charles Le Maire, and nominated for Best Costume Design at the Academy Awards.
Cary Grant Cocktail recipe ideas
To get you in the mood for the weekend our friend, film critic Pamela Hutchinson, has done a lovely demonstration of how to mix a Gibson. Pam will be introducing our watch-along of An Affair to Remember on Saturday 21 November at 8pm GMT.
|Pink Champagne Cocktail|
|Nickie Ferrante and Terry McKay share a love of pink champagne in An Affair to Remember!||Ingredients: |
1 sugar cube 3 dashes Angostura bitters 1 ounce brandy 5 ounces chilled Champagne or rose Champagne
Place the sugar cube in a Champagne flute, then sprinkle the bitters onto it. Add the brandy and Champagne, then top with an orange twist.
|Roger O. Thornhill drinks in the famous scene on the train in North by Northwest||Ingredients:|
2.0 oz. Gin (or Vodka)
0.5 oz. Dry Vermouth
Fill a mixing glass with ice and add gin and dry vermouth. Stir and strain into a glass filled with ice. Garnish with a pearl onion. If you want a drier drink use less vermouth in proportion to the gin.
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