I had absolutely no idea at first with Rear Window. Then I considered how through his window into the courtyard Jeff observes all these disparate people and I thought that perhaps the cocktail could be just that — a mix where each ingredient represented each of his neighbors, brought together into a single perspective. And I knew it had to be nice and cool to account for that hot summer in the film. Thus:
The Rear Window Cocktail
- 2.0 oz. Old Monk Rum
- 1.0 oz. pink grapefruit juice
- 0.5 oz. Cognac
- 0.5 oz. passionfruit syrup
- 2 dashes Fee’s Whiskey Barrel-Aged bitters
Shake with ice. Strain over cracked ice in an old fashioned glass.
So, grapefruit juice for Miss Torso, passionfruit syrup for Miss Lonelyheart, some sophisticated Cognac for the songwriter and his parties, and a dark, dark rum for Mr. Thorwald. Mix in some bitters from Jeff himself and the result was a surprising, refreshing sipper fit for any voyeur on a hot day.
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