Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon representing real life working women heroes, but without a singular Rosie. The iconic figure immortalizes the combined wartime experiences of women such as Rose Will Monroe, Rosalind P. Walter, Rosa Bonavita and Geraldine Hoff Doyle.
The proactive spirit of these women charmed the hearts of American women for decades. They were forerunners for women empowerment. While men took to war, these “Rosies” picked up a tool belt. They and other women performed some of the same jobs typically known as men’s jobs. Norman Rockwell immortalized the Rosie the Riveter spirit with his popular illustrative works aptly named, Rosie the Riveter.
March 12 is the anniversary of Rose Will Monroe’s birthday. In celebration of Rosie’s fun loving, ambitious spirit LeNell Smothers created the Rosie the Riveter cocktail to personify the spirit of Rose Will Monroe.
Rosé the Riveter
1-1/2 ounces Hendrick’s Gin
1/2 ounce PAMA
1/4 ounce Honey Syrup*
3 ounces Dry Rosé
Lime wheel for garnish
Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend. Strain into tall glass filled with cracked ice. Garnish with lime wheel. Insert straw. *Honey Syrup: Combine equal parts honey and water. Do not heat. Allow to dissolve naturally.
Interesting to note: Though Rose Will Monroe is most closely associated with the Rosie the Riveter icon in some circles, the famous “We Can Do It” poster by J. Howard Miller uses the image of Geraldine Hoff Doyle as its model.
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