Archive | December 18, 2011

The Pink Rose from Deana Sidney

Photograph by Deana Sidney

2 oz Dry Gin
0.50 oz Grenadine
0.50 oz Cream
0.50 Fresh Lemon Juice
White of 1 Egg

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass
Dry shake (no ice) briefly to emulsify
Add ice, shake again, and strain into a cocktail glass

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There’s a scene in the movie Gladiator that fascinates me to this day. It’s not one of the big battle scenes but instead a simple moment in which Derek Jacobi, playing a Roman senator, dines at a restaurant. The concept may sound simple, but when I saw the film for the first time, I was floored by the fact that 2,000 years ago, there might have existed cafés very much like what we have today. Sure, I might have been naïve to have never considered the possibility, but I felt more enlightened by my discovery than embarrassed by my ignorance. Since that time, I’ve kindled a personal passion for things historically culinary.

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