Jean Harlow

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Discerning Drinkers (58 ratings)

Serve in a

Martini glass

Photographed in a

Libbey Sway 4.5oz

Garnish:

Lemon zest spiral twist

How to make:

STIR all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass.

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Review:

Reminiscent of a Martinez but a tad lighter.

History:

Adapted from a recipe in the 1933 book Hollywood Cocktails published by the wonderfully named, Buzza-Cardozo, a Hollywood-based company that specialised in illustrated cards and books.

JEAN HARLOW COCKTAIL
½ Bacardi Rum
½ Italian Vermouth
The peel of 1 Lime or piece of Lemon
Shake well and strain into cocktail glass.

Hollywood Cocktails, 1933

This eponymous cocktail was created in the heyday of Jean Harlow and is said to have been one of her favourites. The platinum blonde American 1930s film actress and sex symbol sadly died in 1937 at the age of just 26 during the filming of MGM's Saratoga. The film was completed using a body double and released weeks after her death.

Nutrition:

One serving of Jean Harlow contains 157 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.5 standard drinks
  • 23.73% alc./vol. (47.46° proof)
  • 21.4 grams of pure alcohol
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Easy Jigger image

Easy Jigger

The Easy Jigger® is a measure designed for use when making cocktails, primarily in the home but also by professional bartenders. It has a unique design

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