Hump Day Happy Hour
Share This Drink with Your Facebook Friends to Honor The Social NetworkBy Julie Fishman
A star-studded cast, big-name director and stellar script combine to create movie magic in The Social Network, a film about Facebook's founding father, Mark Zuckerberg. Premiering Friday, this drama-packed story follows the sometimes heartfelt, often heartbreaking road Zuckerberg took to become the world's youngest billionaire.
You can prepare to watch this bittersweet story early with a bittersweet drink: “My Italian Boyfriend,” created for Glo by bartender Tina Braunstein. Post the recipe on your Facebook wall to share a Social Network cocktail with your own social network.
Whether the film lives up to the hype or not, we think seeing Justin Timberlake back on the big screen is reason enough to celebrate.
“My Italian Boyfriend”
1½ oz. Cynar
1 oz. Martin Miller's Gin
1 oz. Trader Joe's Orange Mango Peach juice
2 dashes Regan's Orange Bitters
1 splash fresh squeezed lemon juice
Sicilian sea salted cucumber (for garnish)
Stir all ingredients except the garnish over ice. Serve straight up in a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a cucumber wheel salted with Sicilian sea salt, floating on top.
Tina Braunstein is a bartender at Empire Rooftop Lounge in New York City's Upper West Side.
We can't wait to try this social sipper.Thinkstock