Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock, the Hollywood film director and producer, enjoyed Martini cocktails, and liked these very dry, with just “one short glance at a bottle of vermouth”. I could not find more information on Martini drinking habits of Hitch: can anybody help?

Clark Gable

Clark Gable also liked Martinis, actually he is the Hollywood character connected to the Marrini Dry in the great book Cocktail of the Movies (highly recommended). In order to make them really dry, James Gannon, the newspaperman Clark Gable played in Teacher’s Pet, moisten the cork of a bottle of vermouth and then runs it around the …

Ernest Hemingway

So famous is Ernst Hemingway’s passion for a good drink that Philip Greene wrote a book about it , which explores Papa’s drinking habits and the drinks that appear into his books. Hemingway loved martinis and created his own version called “The Montgomery”, named after Sir Bernard Law Montgomery, the British general who would not go into battle …

Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill, knownk for the quote “I have taken more out of alcohol than it has taken out of me”, had certainly no fear of the strong stuff. White House staff in Franklin Roosevelt’s administration coined a special term for Churchill visits: “Winston Hours.” Basically, during this time the president and prime minister would drink until …