Did you watch Gone Girl? We asked the wrong question; how many times have you rewatched the movie? There’s something very haunting about it. It could be Rosamund Pike’s nuanced performance as the murderous and psychotic Amy or the fact that we never really got to get inside Amy’s skull. Those who hadn’t read the book before the film were definitely in for a surprise as the movie progressed. What cocktail would best capture the film? There isn’t a specific cocktail that would match Amy Elliot Dunne’s character but there are two that come close: the rattlesnake cocktail and the gin cocktail.
The rattlesnake cocktail is from Different Drummer who reviewed the film and matched it to this cocktail saying, “It will either cure a rattlesnake bite, or kill rattlesnakes, or make you see them.” Are we calling Amy a rattlesnake? Hmm. The origin of the drink goes back to 1930s London.
The gin cocktail is a perfect mash, inspired by Cook In, Dine Out who say it is, “Sweet but with an unexpected fiery kick, just like Amy.”
We hope you enjoy the drinks!
Rattlesnake cocktail recipe
- 44ml of whiskey
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of absinthe
- 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
- Egg white (optional)
- Place all the ingredients in a shaker and add ice.
- Shake until it turns frothy.
- Strain in a cocktail glass and enjoy.
- 44 ml of dry gin (Beefeater, Hendrick’s or Tanqueray)
- 22 ml of Campari
- 29 ml of lemon juice
- 29 ml of syrup
- 2 dashes of bitters
- lemon peel for garnish
- Add all the ingredients in a shaker with ice.
- Shake until it turns very cold.
- Serve with a lemon garnish and enjoy.
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