Annex - Taylor, Elizabeth (Giant)_NRFPT_06

If you’re wondering who Lanier is he’s my WordPress bard, I discovered him last Summer and if I can contain myself until right before bedtime he writes the most spellbinding stories to drift away to dreamland… But, here he provides us with a luscious cocktail in response to my book deal jitters. Merci beaucoup and bottoms up!


I say a Rock Hudson Elizabeth Taylor Chocolate Martini is in order. Here is the recipe they cooked up in Marfa Texas during the making of Giant in 1955.
“Rock and I hit it off right away and acted like a pair of kids. The heat, humidity, and dust [in Marfa] were so thoroughly oppressive we had to bolster our spirits any way we could. So we stayed out drinking all night and luckily were young enough and resilient enough to go straight to the set in the morning with fresh complexions and never even bags under our eyes. During our toots, we concocted the best drink I ever tasted – a chocolate martini, made with vodka, Hershey’s syrup and Kahlua. How we survived I’ll never know.”
– Elizabeth Taylor


  1. George Kaplan

    Ooh-La-Liz and Monty, too! That Chocolate Martini concoction truly sounds tempting & yummy 🙂
    Thank you Ms Vickie and, of course, Mr Lanier!

  2. What a fabulous pick-me-up and luscious photo! Cheers to you Vicki and the fabulous Lanier and I can’t wait to see a shot of the two of you together, with cocktails, celebrating YOUR book!

  3. Dearest V and L
    I just can’t believe I missed this in my self-imposed exile.
    Now that sounds like a real wowzer!
    I’m not sure about a pick me up… more of a sweep-me-off-my-feet I feel.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

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