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The Meryl Streep

Makes 1 drink
  • Active time:5 min
  • Start to finish:5 min
February 2009
Champagne seemed the obvious choice for a drink fashioned after Meryl Streep, as it’s widely associated with style and class. Streep happens to be the most nominated actor in history—that goes for both Golden Globes and Oscars—and so, inspiration strikes in the form of cinnamon-flavored Goldschläger, with its novel flecks of gold leaf. Streep’s current nomination for her role as Sister Aloysius Beauvier in the movie Doubt led us to Benedictine, an herbal liqueur named after the Norman monks who first began making it in the early 16th century. It provides just the right finishing touch.

1 tsp Goldschläger, including some gold flecks
1 tsp Benedictine
Well-chilled demi-sec Champagne or Prosecco

• Combine Goldschläger and Benedictine in a Champagne flute, then top off with Champagne.
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