Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with some tunes and a favorite stiff drink.
By Michelle M. Winner
Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday with this “Chairman of the Board” cocktail. Image:Hilton
Song man Frank Sinatra’s birthday is December 12 and it was a big one this year. Although no longer with us, his music is more popular than ever and being discovered by new generations as they learn to appreciate his phrasing and sense of style. It’s no secret that Frank liked a stiff drink and a curvy broad, and favored a few hotels. Staying and playing in Vegas, Palm Springs, NYC, Chicago and Los Angeles was a fave of “old blue eyes.”
The Beverly Hilton, the capitol of swank at the crossroads of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, shares their recipe for the “Chairman of The Board” cocktail. We think it would be perfect for celebrating Frank’s 100th Birthday. And do it “My Way ” baby!
- 2oz. Bourbon
- ½ oz. Maple Syrup ( the real stuff ok? )
- Orange slice
- Luxardo cherry
- In a rocks glass over ice cubes pour the ingredients except garnish fruit.
- Stir slightly.
- Garnish with orange and cherry on lip of glass.
Michelle was born with a fork in her hand. As a culinary travel writer and confirmed foodophile she delights in the world-wide discovery of new flavor profiles, spices, salts and herbs. Based in one of the world's foodie meccas; Portland, Oregon, not far from "Pinot Noir Heaven" Michelle shares culinary travel and chef's recipes. Her photography has appeared in Saveur Magazine and she has contributed culinary travel articles to Forbes online, WSJ online, Business Insider, Condé Nast Digital Media, Islands magazine and many others. A confirmed globetrotter, she still keeps her bags packed and fork in hand (well . . . except through airport security.)