22 February 2010

Birthday greetings to Luis Bunuel

Today is Luis Bunuel's birthday.

In celebration, we'll toast the great director with a martini, made according to his own technique:

Bunuel was fond of cocktails, and devoted a chapter of his autobiography to alchohol.
He invented a cocktail of his own, the Bunueloni -- essentially, a variation on the negroni:
1 oz. gin
1 oz. sweet Cinzano, and
1 oz. Carpano (a variety of red vermouth)

He claimed gin stimulates the imagination.

A claim that requires further investigation.

Much like his films:

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