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The Silence of the Lambs


The classic thriller THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS never ceases to provide an evening of enjoyment, whether viewed alone or with company. A film this cerebral can't be taken in with just any old drink; you need to feel intellectual. Wine is the clear choice here. If you've got a nice couch and haven't seen the movie before, you may want to opt for a white variety. For those who want to stay true to the themes of the movie, red is the optimal choice. And for you "TV dinner" types, food is best enjoyed prior to viewing.

"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."

Bloody Mary
(IBA category: Long drink - collins type)
  • 1½ ounces vodka
  • 3 ounces tomato juice
  • ½ ounce lemon juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Tabasco sauce
  • Salt & pepper
  • Celery stalk
  • Lemon wedge
Throw a dash each of Worcestershire Sauce, Tabasco sauce, and salt and pepper into a highball glass, followed by the vodka, tomato juice, lemon juice, and ice. Stir and garnish with the celery stalk and lemon wedge.