“Anybody can write books, but it takes an artist to make a dry martini that’s dry enough.” — Blithe Spirit
As spirited comedies go, the work of Noël Coward tends to take the boozy cake. The current Cal Shakes script for Blithe Spirit, which will grace our stage August 8–September 2, contains seven uses of the word “martini” (all in speech), ten of the word “cocktail” (eight in stage directions, two in speech), and an intoxicating 18 uses of the word “drink” (nine in speech, nine in stage directions). So it is only proper that we expand our 2012 cocktail contest series beyond the borders of a single event for Blithe Spirit—this contest asks you to think outside of the martini glass and invent a sophisticated cocktail for a chance to see your recipe published in the show program.
Simply submit your Blithe-inspired alcoholic beverage no later than Tuesday, July 17 at 10am, one of these ways:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header “Blithe cocktail contest.”
- Post your recipe on Twitter with the hashtag #blithecocktail.
- Share on our Facebook wall.