Sex and the City

A long time ago, the Movie Style Guy column got started when we taught you all how to make the Vesper Martini, prominently featured in the James Bond film Casino Royale. Today, we head back to our roots in honor of Sex and the City coming to theaters everywhere soon. Now, as a man, I’ve got no interest in this. But I do have an interest in drinking. As men, we are also sometimes tasked to venture into movies like this after fiercely negotiating the trade-off of emasculating film and post-cinema sex.

To help that process along, we’re bringing to you two martinis – one for her and one for him.

For Her — Cosmopolitan

As if, when talking about Sex and the City, you could talk about any other martini. You will need:

1/2 oz Cointreau orange liqueur
1 oz Belvedere vodka
Juice from 1/2 a lime
1 splash cranberry juice

Now, you can replace the Cointreau with Triple-Sec if you want and use a cheaper vodka, though you may get a ribbing from some over the cheaper ingredients and others may argue they can taste the difference. In swapping cheaper orange liqueurs, you can get a thicker drink, so I say go with the good stuff.

Put all of these ingredients into a shaker with ice, give it a good shake, and then strain into your martini glass. Perfect.

For Him — Old Fashioned

It doesn’t get much simpler than this. You will need:

3.5oz Gin
.75oz Vermouth

Combine these two ingredients in a shaker full of ice, give it a royal good shaking, then strain into your glass. Finish with as many olives as you like, though if you’re not a fan of olives, a cherry or two can give you something to look forward to at the bottom of the glass.

So while you might not enjoy the movie, with these drinks maybe at least you’ll enjoy the night.

Cheers.


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