I smuggled some cocktail supplies into the radio station but of course, we didn’t have any drinks anywhere near the equipment. Oh no, I promise, we didn’t. Of course not.
These are very good little tipples. Basically a gin & tonic (or vodka & tonic if you prefer) with some lime and Angostura Bitters. I found the recipe on the internet here along with Vincent’s recipe for meatloaf. This also contains Angostura Bitters so I am presuming that the recipes emerged around the time when Vincent was advertising this potent pink herby condiment. There are a few other recipes containing it over at the wonderful Vincent Price Exhibit website. I definitely want to try some of these. I expect I will be working my way through the cocktails too!
It sounds as though Vincent rustled these recipes up on the Mike Douglas show – I wonder if I can get that episode on DVD?
Vincent Price’s Meatloaf
2 lbs. ground beef, 1 cup bread crumbs, 2 chopped onions, 2 slightly beaten eggs, 1 can condensed vegetable soup, and 2 TBSP Angostura bitters. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
Vincent said to serve it with Pink Tonics:
Mix vodka or gin with tonic, ice, a twist of lime, and 2 or 3 dashes of Angostura bitters
Mr R rustled some more of these up the day after Hatty’s radio show too – his lovely sister and her lovely husband came over for lunch. We had superb time. The cocktails were a precursor to a lot of wine and beer being drunk. Towards the end of the evening a WRESTLING match took place in my lounge. That’s the sign of a good dinner party right there.
As you may know, Vincent Price is my favourite chef, Ottolenghi is second favourite. So after the Vincent Price cocktail we had a 100% Ottolenghi meal. Turkey and sweetcorn meatballs with roasted pepper sauce, basmati rice and orzo, French beans and mangetout with hazlenut and orange, and set yoghurt puddings. YUM! I only took a photo of the pudding. Mmm. It was a very tidy little menu.
As Cathy once put it, “First came Vincent, then came Ottolenghi”.
There is still time to join us for the Vincent Price Halloween Cookalong…