On Monday evening, Jan. 9, we hope you'll join us for a virtual martini. A dry martini, of course, just like the ones that Nick and Nora favor in "The Thin Man." We love this cocktail-infused mystery from the 1930s, starring Myrna Loy and William Powell, and we're excited to watch it with millions of viewers on Monday at 9:15 pm (EST) when TCM screens it as part of our Movie Night Menu book launch. The channel will show 5 films highlighted in our new book, and The Thin Man is second. We're excited to chat with you live during the film via TCM's Twitter account.
Here is the link to the Turner Classic Movies schedule for January 9th
7 CST/ 8 EST - Female (1933)
8:15 CST /9:15 EST - The Thin Man (1934) LIVE TWEET!
10 CST /11 EST - Some Like It Hot (1959)
12:15 AM / 1:15 EST - Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
2:15 AM / 3:15 AM - Stagecoach (1939)
So you can join us with the appropriate drink in hand, we've provided the Dry Martini recipe from our book. And we've listed instructions for you to join our live TCM party via Twitter.
Join our Live @TCM Twitter Party January 9, 2017
1. Fix yourself a dry martini (9 pm EST).
2. Turn on TCM to watch "The Thin Man" (9:15 pm EST)
4. Use hashtags #LetsMovie #TCMParty
5. Let us know how you're enjoying the movie and your dry martini!
A Dry Martini for The Thin Man
The original recipe for a Dry Martini (called a Marguerite) dates back to the 1880s, and it's a mix of gin, dry vermouth, and orange bitters. Light, bright, and refreshing, it's ideal to pair with appetizers such as oysters, roasted almonds, a tray of toasts topped with whitefish salad. We recommend sipping this cocktail in your nicest pajamas (if you have a satin robe...). Don't forget to pop your glassware into the freezer before you begin preparing your drink so that your drink is absolutely arctic.
- 2 ounces London dry gin
- 1 ounce dry vermouth
- 1 dash orange bitters
- Lemon peel, for garnish
Stir the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled coupe glass. To garnish, twist the peel over the surface of the cocktail to express the oil, then drop the peel into the drink or rest it on the side of the glass.
Tips For Perfection: The goal here is to make a very cold, very clear drink -- that's why it's not shaken. Stir for a good 20 to 30 seconds. You want the ice to melt, so that it both chills and dilutes the cocktail (about 20% ice water is ideal).