What Julia Child Would Drink on Her Birthday
Below are two Julia-approved libations so that you can celebrate the way Julia would have done herself, and a special cocktail of our own that we think the eccentric darling of the food world would appreciate. Go ahead -- fix your inner Child a drink.
This twist on a martini is heavy on the vermouth and light on the everything else. We like Miss Child's style.
In a white wine glass filled with ice (or not, your call) stir together the gin and vermouth. Garnish with a twist of lemon and toast to something fancy.
This classic and refreshingly light libation won't set you back on calories or inebriation...unless, that is, you add a splash of gin. Go ahead, Julia would.
In a classy glass full of ice (no red plastic cups here, people) pour in Perrier and top with a dash of Angostura Bitters and a slice of lime. Sip with your pinky out and speak with a French accent.
Alongside red meat, gin was at the top of Child's favorite comfort foods. Obviously the lady knew how to party. In that spirit, and because there's pretty much nobody we'd rather share a cocktail with, we'd like to officially dedicate our You Can't Beat A Gin-ger Fizz cocktail to her in honor of her 100th birthday.