There are many important film-related anniversaries in 2017, but we kick off the year with a special cocktail celebrating the centennial of Buster Keaton’s film debut. Keaton remains one of the greatest talents to ever appear on-screen – his physical prowess unequaled to this day. You’ll no doubt see many tributes to Buster Keaton throughout the year and you might want to have a Slapstick in hand as you revisit the work of this legend.

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We considered many options for the Keaton celebratory cocktail, but decided on The Slapstick because of Buster’s contribution to this brand of comedy. He is one of the kings, after all. You need only watch any number of his films to recognize he was a brand apart. Think about the fact that Buster Keaton was a major influence in the careers of Lucille Ball and Dick Van Dyke among others. So we raise a glass to and cheer a unique and unforgettable talent!

The Slapstick:

The following recipe is from What to Drink:

Ingredients you need

  • 3/4 oz.Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
  • 1/2 oz.Strawberry Liqueur
  • 1 oz.Creme de Coconut
  • 1 oz.Strawberry Syrup
  • 2 oz.Pineapple Juice
  • 16 oz.Crushed Ice

Blend until slushy.

Recommended glass: Coupette Glass

 

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As a special treat visit Silent-Ology to learn how to make a Genuine Silent Comedy Pie (for throwing).

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