Happy 2016! Lady Sleuth Cocktails: Honey West Martini, The Emma Peel, The Nancy Drew

Let's raise our glasses and toast the new year with some lady sleuth cocktails, starting with the Honey West Martini.

 Anne Francis as Honey West with her ocelot, Bruce (image is in the public domain)

Anne Francis as Honey West with her ocelot, Bruce (image is in the public domain)

The Honey West Martini

Honey West liked her martinis simple and strong: Gin, vermouth, on the rocks. 

For more Honey West and other cocktails, check out the offerings at the Honey West restaurant and lounge in Burlington, Canada by clicking here.

The Nancy Drew

At A Crimson Kiss blog, the author adapted this cocktail recipe from Post Prohibition’s The Lady Detective, omitting the coconut foam, to create The Nancy Drew:

2 oz aged rum

1 oz ginger syrup

3/4 oz freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 oz coconut cream

Angostura bitters

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice; shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Top with a few dashes of Angostura bitters.

The Emma Peel

Sweet and tart with a kick, like its namesake, this drink is a mix of fruits and champagne.

1 measure cherry brandy
1  measure pineapple juice
Top it off with champagne

In Honor of the First Female PI Kate Warne: The Pinkerton Cocktail

 Only possible photograph of Kate Warne (standing in background - image is in public domain)

Only possible photograph of Kate Warne (standing in background - image is in public domain)

Kate Warne kept such a low profile, there is only one possible photo of her (see photo on left — many believe the “man” behind Pinkerton is actually Kate Warne dressed undercover as a soldier). When she died at 36, her boss Allan Pinkerton, and some believe also her lover, was at her side. She is buried in his family plot, next to him.

In honor of Kate, here’s the Pinkerton cocktail from Dishbase:

3 oz. apple juice
10 oz. ice
2 oz. strawberries
1/2 apple
2 oz. gin

Shake well, strain over ice and enjoy.

Wishing you a happy, healthy, and successful 2016!

 

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