15-20 mint leaves, plus a nice sprig for garnish
1 tsp sugar
1 oz lime juice
2 oz light rum
6 oz hibiscus tea*
In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with the sugar and lime juice (the sugar granules help bruise the mint and extract flavor.) Add the rum, hibiscus tea, and a few ice cubes and shake well. Strain into an ice filled glass. Garnish with a mint sprig and a lime wheel.
Hibiscus Ice Tea
4 cups water
1 cup loosely packed dried hibiscus flowers
1 cup sugar
Bring water to a boil. Remove from the heat, then steep the hibiscus flower for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the sugar, stirring until fully melted, and allow the hibiscus flowers to steep for another 5 minutes. Strain out the flowers and allow hibiscus tea to cool at room temperature. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or until ready to drink.
Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953
Italianate town house in San Francisco
Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta
Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire
Dan Milner: Whenever I have nothing to do and I can’t think, I always iron my money.
Lenore Brent: What d’ya do when you’re broke?
Dan Milner: When I’m broke, I press my pants.
His Kind of Woman (1951) — John Farrow
1983 Porsche 928S.
239bhp for North America, 295bhp everywhere else. I’m pretty sure we got the shaft.