+

Douglas Fairbanks

1 drink Easy
Total: Active:
2 Ratings 

Ingredients (4)

  • 1 1/2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce apricot brandy or sweet vermouth
  • 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
  • Twist of lemon peel
Try Amazon Fresh
Nutritional Information
  • Calories199
  • Fat0.02g
  • Saturated fat0.0g
  • Trans fat
  • Carbs1.51g
  • Fiber0.27g
  • Sugar0.32g
  • Protein0.09g
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium1.54mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (1 servings) Powered by

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Douglas Fairbanks

The Douglas Fairbanks is one of a variety of cocktails named for film luminaries. Movie stars have celebrated the merits of the cocktail as well as lamented its abuses. Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire helped to immortalize the cocktail. The first words Greta Garbo uttered on screen were “Gimme a whiskey, ginger ale on the side, and don’t be stingy, baby.” Asked about how she was mixed up in a delicate situation, Mae West replied, “Like an olive in a dry Martini.” These celebrities all have cocktails named after them. Thinking about those who played alcoholics in movies, however, there is no Ray Milland, Jack Lemmon, or Nicolas Cage, which shows that it pays to be respectful to your cocktail on screen.

Like sandwiches, drinks have been regularly baptized for stars, and the Mary Pickford, named for the early motion picture icon, is one of the earliest. It was so popular in its time that Douglas Fairbanks, who later married Pickford, asked a bartender in Cuba to name a cocktail after him. The bartender did. Wouldn’t you? Most of the stars have faded into history, and so have their drinks. Presented here is one of the dusty relics.

Get The Cookbook

Field Guide to Cocktails

by Rob Chirico

Save
Buy Now

Instructions

  1. 1Shake the gin, brandy, and lime juice with ice; then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon peel.
Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

Support These Black-Owned Bars & Restaurants in Major U.S. Cities
Food Trends

Support These Black-Owned Bars & Restaurants in Major U.S. Cities

by David Watsky | Over the weekend, angst, anger, and unrest over the police killing of George Floyd reached a fever...

22 Black-Owned Culinary Businesses to Support Right Now—and Always
Food News

22 Black-Owned Culinary Businesses to Support Right Now—and Always

by Amy Schulman | Over the past week, the country has erupted in protest over the unjust murders of George Floyd, Breonna...

How to Fight for Food Justice in America
Explainers

How to Fight for Food Justice in America

by David Watsky | What is food justice? We tackle the broad concept of food justice as well as some of the causes of...