Honestly, because of the detailed specifications as to how Robert De Niro prefers this cocktail, we wonder if we changed any steps along the way if he'd even notice! LOLz!
The instructions were explicit to staffers at the Tribeca Film Festival, taking up an entire page that began: Robert De Niro’s Cocktail Request.
Are you ready for this?? Here we go with a condensed version:
“Bob likes gin martinis. For those, we’ll need gin, cucumbers and stemmed martini glasses. The key is just to have chilled stemmed martini glasses. The bartender should muddle a cucumber in the shaker and then mix with ice and gin. He or she should then SHAKE like crazy, an extra 30-45 seconds past the way they teach you in bartending school, so that little frothy chips form.
“No vermouth necessary.
“Don’t fill the glass all the way, only 2/3s at most so he doesn’t spill or it doesn’t get warm in his hand. You can garnish with a cucumber slice as well. [There should] also a bottle of Veuve Cliquot at hand.”
If the King wants a King cocktail, then a King cocktail the King shall receive!
We really wish someone would do this for Bob and then he would just request a beer instead! Ha!
[Image via AP Images.]
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