Thursday, April 20, 2006

Celebrity Sips: FRANK SINATRA

“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they are going to feel all day.” -Frank Sinatra

Whether rollin’ the dice in Vegas, maneuvering a convertible along the French Riviera or lounging poolside with Ava Garnder or Lana Turner in Palm Springs, Old Blue Eyes led a life that marked the glamour of an era.

But, let’s face it. Fulfilling the title of ‘international playboy’ is not easy! A man’s gotta relax at the end of a hard day of making women swoon…

His drink of choice?

Though Frank appreciated fine wine, and the ever retro-chic martini, the Rat Pack leader particularly enjoyed a good, hard Tennessee whiskey.

The Chairman of the Board liked his drink cut with water, over ice. And the glass itself was important, it had to be an Old Fashioned, which he is rumored to have collected.


Anonymous said...

The Chairman certainly knew what he was talking about.

Shannon said...

Nat, Nice work!! Love the old fashioned glass... haha

NYCD Online said...

As a Sinatra freak as well as a cocktailian, I can also add that Sinatra preferred his martinis to be vodka, and that one of his favorite non-JD drinks was "Pepe's Flame Of Love Martini," invented by the bartender at the late, lamented Chasen's restaurant. If anyone's interested, I'll post the recipe.

Great blog, BTW!