27 January 2017

French Kiss #foodnflix

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January's pick for #FoodnFlix was French Kiss, hosted by our sponsor, Food 'n Flix!  Here's the movie description as written by our host:
French Kiss stars Meg Ryan as Kate, the tightly-wound, straight-as-an-arrow history teacher living the life she'd always imagined with her fiance Charlie (played by Timothy Hutton) in Canada. Charlie asks Kate to go with him on a work trip to Paris, but Kate opts to stay home and secure her dream home and finish planning their wedding.

Kate's world is shattered when Charlie calls to tell her that he's fallen in love and won't be coming home. She musters up the courage to hop on a flight to Paris, where she is seated next to Luc (played by Kevin Kline), a French thief, who annoys her to no end and stashes something he has stolen in her bag.

Once in Paris, Kate sets her mind to winning back Charlie, and Luc sets his mind to retrieving his stashed goods. Romance and comedy ensue. Plus, the majority is actually filmed in France, so there's some beautiful scenery.




I loved the movie, as I am a real sap when it comes to romantic comedy.  I like my heroines lovable and cute, and I want the hero to be dashing and winsome.  This movie got checkmarks in both boxes and added in a romantic location (hello, Paris) to boot.  And, my feeling is that she got the better of the two men, even though they both were lacking in good character. 

The food scenes were limited and I saw a couple of really good opportunities when it came to desserts (Kate falls over a dessert cart, spilling beautiful French pastry everywhere!) but all I wanted when I finished this movie was a cocktail.  A very specific cocktail, the French Kiss.

As with most of my cocktails, this one is pretty simple.  There are hundreds of recipes on the web for French Kiss and all are different.  I like this one because A.  I can use my cranberry juice and 2. I had fresh strawberries in the house.




French Kiss, a cocktail



by Our Good Life
Ingredients (serves 1)
  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz Chamboard
  • 1 T simple syrup
  • 2 T cranberry juice
  • 2 strawberries
  • 1 lime wedge
Instructions
In a cocktail shaker muddle 1 strawberry. Add 1/2 c crushed ice, vodka, chambord, simple syrup, and juice. Shake until very cold. Fill highball glass with crushed ice, strain into glass. Garnish with strawberry and lime wedge.
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The cocktail has just enough pucker to make it refreshing, but you do need the simple syrup to sweeten the sugar free cranberry juice, if you make yours from my recipe.  I love the fresh strawberries in my drink.
à votre santé!

32 comments :

  1. I just want to make a big pitcher of this and have a chick flick evening featuring French Kiss with the girls - such a fun and delicious cocktail!

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    1. Aw, thanks Heather! This was a good choice for a movie. I had fun watching it.

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  2. I have never heard of this movie, but it seems like something I would like. That drink does look delicious though!

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  3. That was such a fun old movie. I haven't seen it in years and it might be fun to look it up again.
    I don't drink but if I did that would be fun to try--- xo Diana

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  4. I love any cocktail I can convince myself is practically a health drink. This is so chock full of fruit that's exactly what I'm doing!

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  5. I have never heard of this move but it sounds like a good one! That drink looks delicious and I think I have most of those ingredients!

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  6. I have ALL those ingredients in my house right NOW. And it's Friday. Soooooooooo, I may attempt to make this!

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  7. I haven't ever heard of this movie but I really want to see it now! I love Meg Ryan and that drink looks delicious!

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  8. I'll skip the drink, I love Meg Ryan - she hasn't been in a movie for awhile, I wonder what has happened to her?

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    1. Jana, you just pour yourself a cranberry and 7up and call it a day. Meg Ryan is more of a producer these days, I think.

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  9. I've never heard of this movie before. But that drink sounds amazing!

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  10. I haven't heard of this movie before, but I love rom-coms! What a fun idea to make a recipe based off of a movie!

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  11. Oh my god I have not watched that film in years!! Totally need to get myself a copy of that DVD! And you can't go wrong with a strawberry cocktail, looks delicious! x

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  12. This cocktail sounds so good. I love the mix of fruit, chambord and vodka. One of my favorite French drinks is the French Martini. It is a mix of chambord, vanilla vodka and pineapple juice, and it is amazing. If you like the French Kiss I have a feeling you would like the French Martini too.

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    1. And, you are right. I love the French Martini!

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  13. This looks like a fun cocktail, Terri! Thanks for sharing it.

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  14. I've heard about this movie but never really received a review of it so I was very happy to read this, now I definitely want to see it and I'll have to try the cocktail with it!

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  15. That drink looks lovely. I want to try it. I have seen nor heard of that movie, to be honest. I will have to find it and watch it.

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  16. This is such a cute post! I've never seen that movie, but it sounds perfect for a date night. That cocktail looks delicious!

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  17. This looks like a super yummy drink. That's such a cute name for it as well :)

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  18. Yummm, that cocktail, though! Also I've never heard of that movie, but it definitely sounds like something I'd like. Maybe a good Sunday flick when the bf is out of the house ;)

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  19. Love the fruit you added to the rim! These are pretty delicious!

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  20. Wow this cocktail looks delicious paired with a great movie and you have the perfect date night right in the comfort of your own home. I would love to re-create this drink I am sure my hubby would like it. Thanks for sharing it!!

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  21. The drink looks so yummy! I hadn't heard of the film but Meg Ryan is one of my favourite actresses so I'll have to give it a watch :)

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  22. Great minds Terri....I have never tried this cocktail but it's on my list now.

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  23. Oh how lovely...this is definitely a drink I need to make!

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  24. I'm not if I've seen the movie or if I really haven't it sounds so familiar! I think it's nice that it was filmed in Paris, you can't not fall in love with and in that city! This cocktail looks so refreshing.

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  25. Ooh cocktail a go go, i 've just come from visiting Wendys blog where she made something similar, now i think this is a sign that i should make some at the weekend. Lovely to make your acquaintance through FoodnFlix

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  26. I love that movie. That drink sounds even yummier. Definitely a drink I would consume.

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  27. Oh, my goodness! Cheers. I need one of those in my life. Soon. Thanks for sharing, Terri.

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  28. Lovely movie and an awesome cocktail recipe indeed! A simple recipe and sounds so yum.

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