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Monday, September 29, 2014

Funny Girl cocktail | #FoodnFlix

Funny Girl Cocktail for #FoodnFlix
There's a reason I'm always so proud of myself when I complete a Food 'n Flix challenge early in the month. It's because I've given myself time to digest, if you will. I've watched our chosen movie at least once, brainstormed, thought of an inspired dish. This month is not one of those months. As a matter of fact, I'm sliding in waaaaaay under the wire. There are advantages to being "the creator".

I had every intention of posting at least on time this month. I knew the end of the month was set to be extra busy, so I rented Funny Girl from library at the beginning of the month...and wound up returning it without watching it. Grrrrr, I hate that. I just never found the time in my day, and didn't want to pay out the wazoo for it, so back it went. So, fast-forward to the end of the month...and renting it again. Apparently I spaced the due date, because I rented it a day or two before the actual post was due. With my post-trip scatterbrain, I just couldn't get together what I wanted to make. And I wanted to make the obvious—Filet Mignon with Sauce Bordelaise, in honor of the famous exchange between Nick and Fanny:

Speaking in French, Nick orders "filet de boeuf, sauce bordelaise".
Fanny remarks,  "I would have ordered roast beef and potatoes."
To which, Nick replies with a smile, "I did".

I would have also loved to make lobster or seafood, in honor of their time in Boston or on an ocean liner. Maybe bagels or onion rolls - or onion bagels. But in the end, I just ran out of time. Cocktail it was—perhaps something with Scotch, or maybe Sherry, which both make appearances in the film.
Funny Girl Cocktail for #FoodnFlix
So, which direction did I take and what exactly makes up a Funny Girl cocktail? I'm so happy you asked...
  • dry sherry—a nod to Fanny and Nick reuniting, when he offers her a very dry sherry, and she replies that she "wouldn't know dry from wet".
  • a splash of rosewater—because even though she has plenty of money now, she hasn't forgotten living as a "Second Hand Rose".
  • topped off with pink bubbly—to celebrate the fabulousness that is Fanny Brice.
It's dry and endearing, with a faint whisper of something sweet that dances on your tongue. Sound like anybody we know?

Funny Girl Cocktail
In this Funny Girl Cocktail, dry sherry and a dash of rosewater are topped off with pink bubbly to make a cocktail as dry and endearing as the wit of Fanny Brice herself.
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by Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Keywords: beverage vegan nut-free dairy-free alcohol rosewater

Ingredients (1 cocktail)
  • 1/2 ounce Dry Sherry
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosewater
  • Pink Champagne or Sparkling Wine, chilled
Combine Sherry and rosewater in the bottom of a tall, narrow glass (or flute). Top off with cold sparkling wine.

Enjoy immediately and be fabulous like Fanny Brice.
Funny Girl Cocktail for #FoodnFlix
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This month's edition of Food 'n Flix was hosted by Caroline at Caroline Makes with her pick, Funny Girl.

Next month, Evelyne at Cheap Ethnic Eatz will be hosting with her pick, The Terminal. Everybody is welcome to watch the film, head into the kitchen, and join in the fun!