The 1930s were formative years for modern society. The Great Depression, the end of Prohibition, the making of household name movie stars. There were great pre-code movies, and equally as great cocktails. A drink in hand is the most welcomed companion to alkyline's 1930s collection.
For The Crawford, pair it with a nice gin cocktail: The Bee's Knees
Leave it to gin to bring out strong opinions in people- both on the spirit itself, and whatever else is on their mind!
2 ounces gin- any kind will do
1 ounce lemon juice
1/2- 3/4 ounces honey syrup*
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in ingredients, and shake until liquid is very cold, roughly 30 seconds. Strain into chilled coup glass to add the classy touch!
The Katharine pairs well with: An Old Fashioned
My husband's recipe. I didn't mind the m any years as his taste-tester while he perfected it!
1 sugar cube (raw sugar cubes are superior here)
1 orange wedge
2 dashes bitters
1 BIG ice cube
2 ounces Bourbon Whiskey (no rye in our house)
Place the sugar cube at the bottom of an old fashioned glass, adding the bitters and the squeeze of an orange wedge. With the squeezed orange wedge, rub the interior of the glass lip and a little below. Muddle those ingredients together before adding the big ice cube. Then add the star or the show- the bourbon. Stir together and put an orange twisty on top, just to make it kinda cute.
To elevate your experience, mix The Harlow with: A Classic Daquiri
You can't go wrong with a classic!
1 1/2 ounces light rum
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 to 3/4 ounce simple syrup, to taste*
Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake that baby up, and strain into a chilled coaktail glass.
*One of my favorite things to add to a simple cocktail is homemade flavored simple syrup. It's easy, you can make it in large batches that stay in the fridge for a few days, and you can really have fun adding your own unique flavors. For instance, to add a nice herby, winter flavor, I love making rosemary simple syrup for rounding bring out the gin flavor in gin fizzes. Chefs. Kiss.
To a sauce pan, put equal parts water to equal parts sugar (1 cup to 1 cups) on medium heat, stirring until the sugar is incorporated and is now complete liquid. Take off heat and add your preferred spices, herbs, fruits, etc. Mash the components together while the liquid cools, releasing additional flavor. Once cooled, strain into an air tight container, and refrigerate.
Honey simple syrup is just as easy. Warm equal parts honey to equal parts water over medium-low heat. Stir until combined.
All pieces from alkyline's 1930s collection pairs well with a good time, and a good time can be had by all. Enter: a Shirley Temple
So if alcohol isn't your thing, you have the classic Shirley Temple to rely on!
Fill Glass with Ice
Add 1oz Grenadine
Fill with Lemon-Lime Soda (Ginger Ale was the original way to go, but who would do that to themselves?)