Thank you, Don Juan's Reckless Daughter
old Hollywood's complete disregard for prohibition? Also, I've long wanted to post pictures and videos of Buster Keaton and Anna Mae Wong to this blog, and now I finally have an excuse to do it. That, and even thinking about an Orange Blossom just cools me down.
The traditional recipe for Orange Blossoms uses superfine sugar or simple syrup. I have always found that adding extra sugar to orange juice makes it nauseatingly sweet, so I've left it out.
Virginia Rappe and Maude Delmont famously swilled these during Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle's infamous San Francisco party -- the same party that resulted in the death of Rappe and a resulting rape trial for Arbuckle which instantly became one of the first major media circuses of the twentieth century.
1 tumble filled with orange juice
2 jigs of gin
1 wedge of line (squeeze into orange juice and then use as garnish)
If not consumed by scam artists who go on to die at your party, a nice time will be had by all.
Sloe Gin Fizz
Some versions of this recipe use egg white, however Eric had salmonella once and now I share his anti-egg paranoia. Once again, I have eschewed Simple Syrup, and I prefer lime juice to lemon.
1 Tom Collins glass or moderately sized tumbler, into which you should pour
1 jig sloe gin
1 jig gin
fill glass with soda water
add lemon or lime to taste
Variations of this drink were much loved by non-movie star Huey Long, but it's also a drink much beloved in "women's pictures" of the 1940's.
I don't have a drink for Buster Keaton, apparently he liked to drink beer.