Judy Holliday’s White Lady
Stephen Tortorici , Editor | Aug 25, 2014
Title: Editor
Topic category: GIn

Firstly, if you don’t know who she was, here’s the down-low from Wikipedia. Judy Holliday began her career as part of a nightclub act before working in Broadway plays and musicals. Her success in the 1946 stage production of Born Yesterday as "Billie Dawn" led to her being cast in the 1950 film version for which she won an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She appeared regularly in films during the 1950s. She was noted for her performance on Broadway in the musical Bells Are Ringing, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical and reprising her role in the 1960 film.

Now for the cocktail. As it was related in the Esquire Drink Book, We produce herewith a batch of these (drink recipes) with admiration but also admonition. Here’s the admonition part: There’s a lot of Gin in this cocktail. And they go down easy making this cocktail extremely dangerous if you’re operating heavy machinery, light machinery, texting, walking or trying to form sentences. It does taste is lovely. The aromatic floral and botanic notes of the Gin blended very well with sweet orange the Cointreau contributes. The grapefruit added tart freshness and a bit of what I’m calling texture. Always using good quality Gin goes without saying. The quality of the grapefruit juice was somewhat less important to me as time wore on. As was everything else.

3 to 4 parts Gin with 1 part Cointreau and 1 part fresh Grapefruit Juice. Pour the mixture into a Martini Glass. Steady yourself.

Tags: Gin, Cointreau, Grapefruit Juice
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