Divorce is such an ugly ordeal, especially for the likes of a man like Charlie Chaplin who amassed a huge fortune back in the day when Hollywood was quieter and in its fledgling years. Chaplin’s second wife sued for divorce and courts froze the assets of his $16 million estate this day in history. Talk about needing a few cocktails from the Ex-Files!
Charlie Chaplin Cocktail – via Forgotten Bookmarks
1 parts Imported French Apricot Brandy
1 part Lemon Juice
Shake with bunch of ice and serve. Notation: Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Some recipes serve with optional lemon twist garnish.
The Charlie Chaplin
1 ounce Sloe Gin
1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Peel Garnish
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass.
Charlie Chaplin was not only a star of the screen, but founder of United Artists Corporation in 1919 along with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and D.W. Griffith.
1 ounce Gin
1/2 ounce Apricot Brandy
2 dashes Lime Juice
1/2 Egg White
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend completely and chill. Strain into an Old Fashioned glass over fresh ice.
The Douglas Fairbanks
1 ounces Gin
1 ounce Dry Vermouth
Orange Twist Garnish
Place liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh orange twist.
Interestingly one of Charlie Chaplin’s most notable characters is that of The Tramp which debuted in the 1914 motion picture, Mabel’s Strange Predicament. The film starred Mabel Normand as an elegant lady and Charlie as the convincing often drunk Tramp. Mabel and The Tramp first meet in a hotel lobby. An infamous scene is that of Mabel hiding beneath the bed of another in said hotel… The plot thickens.
1-1/2 ounce Rye Whiskey
3/4 ounce Grapefruit Juice
3/4 ounce Simple Syrup
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into chilled martini glass. Notation: Replace simple syrup with runny honey if preferred.
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I like the idea of the sour with grapefruit juice, as in the Up in Mabel’s Room. Gonna have to try that one!
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