Chilling with the Coolidge Cocktail


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How many actresses can say they have a drink named after them?

Jennifer Coolidge can.

We found that out after Culinary SOS received this request from Michael in Santa Barbara:


My friends from law school and I, in an unusual unanimous opinion, found the Coolidge to be the best cocktail of the summer. We know the ingredients, but we need expert testimony on the proportions and methodology used to prepare it.

Times Test Kitchen manager Noelle Carter took on the challenge and found out that this cocktail was created by Hungry Cat bartender Danielle Motor for Coolidge and combines interesting ingredients such as chiles and rice wine vinegar. Here’s your recipe for the Coolidge cocktail: Cheers!

And take a look at 46 additional SOS requests we’ve been able to answer here.

If you have a Culinary SOS request, send it to or Culinary SOS, Food, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Include your name, phone number and city of residence.


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