Throwback Thursday: Rolling with Plymouth Gin in Vintage Cars in Search of Old Hollywood
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.
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.
Our first stop was the Musso and Frank Grill where we enjoyed ice cold Plymoth gin martinis with classics like shrimp cocktail.
6667 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028-6292 — (323) 467-7788
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.
Then we arrived at Dominick’s where we had Bee’s Knees, White Negronis and toasted with pink gin (Plymouth gin and bitters).
Here are the recipes for both the classic Bee’s Knees and Dominick’s version of a White Negroni.
- 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
8715 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048-1897 — (310) 652-2335
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.
© The Minty 2015