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Thursday, September 4, 2014

FALLEN ANGELS Inspired Cocktails!

Want to be as classy as the characters in Noël Coward's Fallen Angels?  Drink the cocktails below and . . . well, at least you'll be feeling pretty cool!  The characters of Villanova Theatre's upcoming (boozy) production of Fallen Angels were gracious enough to share their favorite cocktails with their loyal audiences.

Fred's Recommendation: The Dandy

This complex variant on the Manhattan includes all of Fred's favorite things: booze and pretension.

Make it yourself!

1 1/2 Ounces of Rye Whiskey

1 1/2 Ounces of Dubonnet Rouge

1 Dash Angostura Bitters

1 Teaspoon Cointreau

1 Piece Orange Peel

1 Piece Lemon Peel

Measure ingredients into mixing glass, express peels, and drop in.  Fill with ice.  Stir until well chilled and strain into a chilled glass.  Serve without a garnish or with a lemon peel.

Willy's Recommendation: Whiskey and Soda

Just like Willy, this classic drink is straightforward and stiff.

Make it yourself!

2 Ounces Scotch

Club Soda

Pour Scotch in a highball glass over ice. Top with club soda.

Jane's Recommendation: Blood Orange Bellini

Jane often longs for her time in Italy, and this cocktail brings her right back to that romantic and beautiful place - and the blood oranges are the reminiscent of the blood she draws when the talons come out!

Make it Yourself!

4 Blood Oranges or 1/2 Cup Blood Orange Juice

1 Bottle of Prosecco, chilled

In a measuring glass, juice the blood oranges. Evenly distribute the juice in 4 champagne glasses. Fill the rest of the glass with Prosecco.

Julia's Recommendation: Dirty Gin Martini

Classic, sophisticated, restrained, and just the littlest bit naughty, no other cocktail could more aptly speak to Julia's nature.

Make it Yourself!

1 Tablespoon Dry Vermouth

2 Ounces Gin

2 Tablespoons Olive Juice

4 Olives

Swirl water in a martini glass and place in the freezer for 2-3 minutes.  Meanwhile, fill a shaker with gin, vermouth, and olive juice and shake over ice.  Shake hard 3-4 times.  Remove chilled martini glass from freezer and strain martini in.  Garnish with 4 olives on a skewer of your choice.

Saunder's Recommendation: The Painkiller

Julia and Fred's incredibly well-travelled maid learned this recipe while she was serving as a concubine for an Island king in the Caribbean.

Make it yourself!

2 Ounces Spiced Navy Rum

4 Ounces Pineapple Juice

1 Ounce Coconut Cream

1 Ounce Orange Juice

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice.  Shake hard 3-4 times.  Fill a halved coconut with crushed ice and pour over.  Garnish with nutmeg and a sprig of mint.  Enjoy!

Maurice's Recommendation:  French 75

Very French.  Very sexy.  Nothing else to say.

Make it Yourself!

1 Ounce Gin

1/2 Ounce Simple Syrup

1/2 Ounce Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

Brut Champagne

Lemon twist to garnish

Combine gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice in a cocktail shaker over ice.  Shake until well-chilled and strain into a glass.  Top with champagne.  Garnish with lemon peel and try to keep your panties on.

Mix away friends, and make Noël Coward proud!  And just remember: there is nothing classy about over-drinking!

Enjoy your happy hour at home before joining us for Fallen Angels, running September 23rd-October 5th at Villanova Theatre!  Call 610-519-7474 or visit our website for tickets!

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