Throwback Thursday: Rolling with Plymouth Gin in Vintage Cars in Search of Old Hollywood

Vintage cars for the Plymouth Gin tour

Vintage cars for the Plymouth Gin tour

 

Last month, I went with Plymouth Gin on a tour of three local Hollywood institutions in search of glamour, legends and of course, gin cocktails. We channeled Hollywood’s Golden Age stars like Jean Harlow and Bette Davis and set forth in vintage cars from the 1930s.

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Luke Ford, Plymouth Gin Brand Ambassador

 

Brand Ambassador Luke Ford who represents Beefeater and Plymouth gins led the bar crawl from Musso & Frank Grill, Dominick’s and the Sunset Marquis hotel.

Martini at Musso and Frank

Martini at Musso and Frank

 

Our first stop was the Musso and Frank Grill where we enjoyed ice cold Plymoth gin martinis with classics like shrimp cocktail.

shrimp cocktail at Musso and Frank

shrimp cocktail at Musso and Frank

 

So pristine.

 

Musso & Frank Grill

6667 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028-6292  —  (323) 467-7788

and we're off to the next spot

and we’re off to the next spot

 

I loved that we drove down Hollywood Boulevard in these vintage cars. The Rolls Royce was definitely a looker. A passerby walking by screamed it must be Beyonce in the car.

Bee's Knees at Dominick's

Bee’s Knees at Dominick’s

 

Then we arrived at Dominick’s where we had Bee’s Knees, White Negronis and toasted with pink gin (Plymouth gin and bitters).

at Dominick's

White Negroni at Dominick’s

 

Here are the recipes for both the classic Bee’s Knees and Dominick’s version of a White Negroni.

Bee’s Knees:

  • 2 oz Plymouth Gin
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz honey syrup (one party honey, one part water)

Add all ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a lemon twist.

 

The White Negroni

Originally created by Nikki Sunseri and Dominick’s head bartender Gracy Ramirez

  • 1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin
  • .75 oz Breckenridge Bitters
  • .75 oz Carpano Bianco
  • 2 dashes candied grapefruit bitters

Served up with a grapefruit peel

 

Dominick’s

8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048-1897  —  (310) 652-2335

 

French 75

French 75 at the Sunset Marquis

 

Then we ended our tour at Bar 1200 at the Sunset Marquis Hotel which still sees plenty of stars hanging out. Only a beautiful French 75 (Plymouth gin, sugar and sparkling wine) will do.

I heard many stories, many of which I can’t repeat. So very Hollywood, old and new. As timeless as classic gin cocktails.

Bar 1200 at the Sunset Marquis Hotel

1200 Alta Loma Rd., West Hollywood, CA 90069  —  (310) 657-1333

 

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