The Diamond Dog Cocktail

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David Bowie

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David Bowie was

David Bowie is the artist that has been a huge influence in my life. He taught me a lot of things, mainly to be myself. It never occurred to me to imagine life with a finite body of his work.

I have been a major David Bowie fan since the ’70s. I even had the opportunity to meet him when I worked at WNET in New York. My friend Melissa actually picked up his cigarette butt (Marlboro, which is probably why he got cancer).

He also wrote me a thank you note for writing him a letter that I gave to a stage hand to deliver while he was doing The Elephant Man in New York.

There was also an infamous night my friend Jessica at the Café Luxembourg.  It was a Sunday night in the ’80s.  We were at the bar about ready to leave when I told her to ORDER MORE DRINKS!!!  She said she was tired.  I told her that David Bowie just walked in and WERE NOT LEAVING UNTIL HE DID! We stayed for another couple of hours breathing in the same air that he was breathing!  Yeah, I know it’s ridiculous.  We did not bother him.  We were way too cool for that!

I used to be able to do a pretty amazing imitation of David Bowie dancing on stage – ditto Boy George and John Cougar Mellancamp.  Maybe if I had a few of these cocktails, I could do it again!  Oh, and by the way, this cocktail was created at the George V Hotel in Paris, France.

“Diamond Dogs”
As they pulled you out of the oxygen tent

You asked for the latest party…..

The Diamond Dog Cocktail

The Diamond Dog Cocktail

Diamond Dogs

The Diamond Dog Cocktail

1½ ounces Campari
1½ ounces Martini Extra Dry
1½ ounces Rose’s Lime Juice
1½ ounces orange juice

Shake the ingredients with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.

Categories: Cocktails

Author: Leslie Blythe