Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Oscar Cocktails: Bonus - Gone Girl

Cook In / Dine Out Oscar Cocktails 2015 Gone Girl

This drink is part of my series of Oscar Cocktails inspired by the 2015 Academy Award nominees. See all of my Oscar Cocktails here.

Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher and adapted from the popular novel by Gillian Flynn, tells the story of a seemingly normal and happy couple, Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike), whose lives are forever altered when Amy goes missing. But the truth of her disappearance is far more complicated and twisted than it at first appears. Gone Girl is nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (Pike).

At first blush, the Gone Girl cocktails looks like a sweet, refreshing drink--the kind of thing that would quench your thirst on a hot day. Yet this drink isn't all that it appears: it's got quite a fiery kick thanks to the spicy honey syrup made with Mike's Hot Honey. Sweet but with an unexpected fiery kick, just like Amy. The drink is also bright red, evoking the under-the-surface anger (and later bloodshed) in the film. I used Greenhook Ginsmiths American gin because it's made in Brooklyn, which is where Nick and Amy lived before moving to Missouri.

Oscar Cocktails: Bonus - Gone Girl

1 1/2 oz. American dry gin (Greenhook Ginsmiths)
3/4 oz. Campari
1 oz. lemon juice
1 oz. hot honey syrup (see note)
2 dashes cardamom bitters (Scrappy's)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Blood orange or lemon wheel garnish

Combine gin, Campari, lemon juice, hot honey syrup and bitters in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until very cold. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice. Garnish with citrus wheel.

Note: For hot honey syrup, combine 1 part Mike's Hot Honey, 1 part honey and 1 part hot water and stir to combine.


2015 Oscar Cocktails

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