April 20, 2009

Movie Monday

I am back with a Movie Monday & I am very excited about this week's movie:

The Bachelor and the Bobby-soxer

Cary Grant is one of my all-time favorite actors, add him to the Doris Day list of movies/actors you will see here often!

The Bachelor and the Bobby-soxer is a hilarious romantic-comedy (one of my & DH's favorites) starring Cary Grant, Myrna Loy and Shirley Temple. This simple, one sentence plot line gives enough detail I believe: "A high school (Shirley Temple) girl falls for a playboy artist (Cary Grant)with screwball results." The movie is full of quick, witty dialogue - Grant's dry humor and charm balance well with Shirley's bubbly, hopeless-romantic attitude.

Here is a short clip from the movie... one of my favorite parts

The Bachelor and the Bobby-soxer is a perfect family or date movie. Prepare picnic like foods (you'll understand why when watching the movie!) and Shirley Temple drinks for everyone!

Shirley Temple Cocktails

According to wikipedia, a Shirley Temple is 2 parts lemon-lime soda/ginger ale to 1 part orange juice with grenadine. Here is a basic recipe I found and converted to easier measurements.

  • 1/2 cup lemon lime soda or ginger ale
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp Grenadine
  • Orange slice
  • Maraschino cherry
  • Ice
  1. Place a few ice cubes in a glass - add all liquid ingredients and stir lightly until grenadine is fully incorporated (it will be thicker, heavier than the soda and orange juice.)

  2. Make a small cut through the middle of the orange slice - the pulp side - to make a slit. Place orange on side of glass. Add a maraschino cherry to the drink and serve! Makes 1 serving. (You may want to use more/less grenadine, it is very sweet!)


  • Grenadine can be found in most grocery stores near the mixed beverage kits. It is non-alcoholic and again... very sweet.

  • Make a huge pitcher & then pour and garnish individually.

  • If you have a shaker, you could mix together the liquid ingredients, shake with ice and then pour into pretty cocktail glasses!

I hope you enjoyed this Movie Monday ~Be sure to join me next week when I feature a wonderful "make-over" movie!

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Anonymous said...

It's fun to finally see shirley as a lovely young lady. She was amazing. Thanks for the recipes.