How To Make A Douglas Fairbanks Cocktail
If you’re in the mood to celebrate old Hollywood, then you should learn how to make a Douglas Fairbanks cocktail. After all, Douglas Fairbanks hosted the very first Academy Awards in 1929. Throughout his career he played Robin Hood and starred in "The Mark of Zorro." Also an excellent businessman in his own right, he founded the famous studio United Artists. Here is how to make a Douglas Fairbanks cocktail for the next time you feel like tipping one back Hollywood style.
To make a Douglas Fairbanks cocktail, you will need:
- A martini shaker
- 1 1/2 oz. gin
- 1/2 oz. apricot brandy
- 1 egg white
- 1/2 oz. lime juice
- Crushed ice
- A martini glass
- In the shaker, combine the crushed ice, gin, apricot brandy, egg white and lime juice. Cap the shaker and shake vigorously.
- Strain the Douglas Fairbanks cocktail into a martini glass and serve to awaiting guests. Recipe yields one drink.
Another tip when serving the Douglas Fairbanks cocktail is to chill the martini glass before serving to guests. Simply pop the martini glasses into the fridge twenty minutes before guests arrive and they will be frosted in no time. If hosting a large party, or even an Oscar party, make the Douglas Fairbanks cocktail the signature drink of the evening. Grab a large pitcher and mix several rounds of the Douglas Fairbanks cocktail at once and pour into the pitcher. That way when guests arrive, you can simply pour them a tasty drink.