It’s been said before, but I repeat: Stanley Tucci rangeAn Oscar nominee, whose career spans decades, genres, moods and atmospheres (you can call him devil wears prada, lovely bones, long night, Julie and Julia, Among countless other films), it’s equally believable that he plays a deliciously bored fashion stylist as much as he’s a stone-cold serial killer. It’s just a career as an actor. The man is also a producer, director, travel host and, perhaps most unexpectedly, a cocktail-making Instagram sensation.
That final admiration, which began when a video of Tucci mixing up a quarantine Negroni for his wife went viral, was me sipping a martini with an actor in a sky-high bar in Manhattan at 3 p.m. The way I noticed it. journalism)Tucci’s latest project, Tanqueray No. TEN, celebrates his love of entertainment, mixology and delicious martinis.
“I like martinis,” says Tucci when asked about his cocktail of choice (his favorite to make and drink). “Simple and delicious.” Notably, the actor adds, with the right gin, he naturally loves Tanqueray. The host of may be a bit of a surprise. looking for italy, a fascinating CNN travel series that follows Tucci roaming the Mediterranean in what is basically his best job yet, is Gin Drinker. It’s a lot more London spirit than the Amalfi Coast, but seeing the actor alive holding a perfectly chilled Vesper with a sharp collar and his signature frame makes me realize that it looks just right. I can prove it.
Of course, I didn’t want to hear what you thought of Tucci’s current cocktail (and his version of an unshakable Instagram sensation), the Negroni Sbagliato. “A little prosecco? Yummy,” he says, suggesting a fun twist on a TikTok favorite (just add a touch of raspberry, but more on that later). We also covered holiday hospitality, Italian cuisine and, of course, how to choose cocktails. For more holiday spirit, read on.
So what do we have?
Drink a Vesper Martini.
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Gotta do a dirty martini dirty. Excessively dirty. Tell us about your signature martini.
Simple and delicious. If you have the right gin, you can make it right. As the bartenders say, if you don’t have the right gin, it’s too hot. right? You are just tasting the alcohol. I want to taste alcohol, but it needs to be warmed. Balanced. For me it’s a great drink.
What’s your favorite cocktail to drink, what’s your favorite cocktail to make? Are they different?
No, I like martinis. I like making martinis. I like to make people blush. You know, people always say “so strong”. You’re like, “That’s him three alcohols. See? What were you expecting?” Not a thirst-quenching drink. Take your time. i like that I also like sour whiskey. and Negroni.
Speaking of Negroni, what do you think of the much-talked-about Negroni Subagliato?
Yes, it’s delicious. You can also make granita suvariato. Do you know how Campari can do that? Well, you can do it with Raspberry. And some prosecco. Delicious.
What is your favorite pasta order?
it is impossible [to answer that]Literally impossible.
Speaking of Italy, where are you telling people to go if you’re traveling and you’ve already stumbled upon a big spot?
Climb Lake Como and the Alps. It’s so beautiful. At the foot of the Orobic Alps, rather than aerobic, the Alps are very beautiful.
What’s on your dream charcuterie board or antipasto?
See, it’s really that simple. Well, I love Iberico ham. I mean, come on, it’s ridiculous.Sometimes at Christmas we buy big things [the whole leg], can be sliced.i have [stand] that it continues. do you know that It will last all vacation. And people just come over and slice into it.
[How it tastes] Depends on where the pig is from. I learned this in Ischia. Every island had this food festival. And they came to visit the best man, like the Iberian hamcutter, who made all this flourish, all this to music playing. It was very dramatic. However, he explained to me why the taste is different depending on the part of the leg. He says, “Taste this piece. Taste it here. Taste it here.” It was very interesting. they were distinctly different. The way the flavors go down their feet. They eat, so they eat nuts. And you get that nutty taste.
If you pass that drink on to someone, their day will be better.
Which of the cocktails you’re drinking right now, Vesper, do you like?
I’m interested in this drink because it’s about the combination. You take gin and vodka and you’re putting them together. It’s always interesting to me because I think “Was that redundant?” But it’s really nice. Soothe with quinine. it’s gorgeous. And quinine has cinchona bark. You can look at it like a spirit forward gin and tonic.
For example, if you’re trying to impress someone on a first date, what kind of cocktail would you make? You might want to go with a little effort, but you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard. .
Honestly, I would make something like that [a vesper]Where I like it, it’s tricky. it’s a little different. It’s not difficult. tricky. Elegant. And we want to make things that people wouldn’t make for themselves. So, that’s hosting. And that’s also why we go to bars.I mean, we go social, but we don’t always know how, so we do [make a difficult cocktail]……I want someone to do it. And it’s fun to sit there and engage with them. So I make something like that. Because when you pass that drink on to someone else, the day just gets better.
Same question, but about food. What kind of dinner would you make if you wanted to impress someone?
There is a risotto with osso bucco on top that people make outside of Milan. do you know what i’m talking about?
yeah, with saffron? that’s tasty. My mother used to make it all the time. Although she was not Northern Italian. It’s her one of the best, and it’s incredible when made properly. And in fact, sometimes I put bone marrow in my risotto. It can. Then you have osso bucco on the side.
When you land in Italy and have your first drink. Maybe an airport bar. It may be the first bar you go to at a hotel. what would you like to order?
Depends on the bar. If it’s a nice bar, I think the bartender can make a martini. Martini. If not, Scotch he might just drink whiskey like whiskey. Johnnie walker black.
How do you personally set the mood for a dinner party or a large cocktail party?
We rarely have big parties. Just because we don’t have a big house and we have small children, right? But when you have a dinner party, you have to set the table. It is necessary to line up hors d’oeuvres. And you have to prepare. Your bar should be ready to make whatever people want within your confines.
What is your perfect day this time of year? Where are you? Where are you?
One of the things we really like to do is spend the holidays with our family. But there are also people who have no family or are separated from their family. And I’m sure you’ll have people coming to your house with family and friends on Christmas Eve, Christmas, or British Boxing His Day. It’s ideal for me. Because everyone softens each other. It is wonderful. And that’s what we tried to do. Especially as I get older, I think I have friends my age. And it’s great to have them.
“Make It A Martini Night” with Stanley Tucci’s Signature Martini:
- 1.5 oz. Jin (he uses Tanqueray No. TEN)
- 0.25 oz.dry vermouth
- Served with a Grapefruit Twist
Preparation: Pour 1.5 oz. Place gin in a shaker with ice and add 0.25 oz of dry vermouth. Using a bar spoon or teaspoon, stir until thoroughly combined. Pour into a chilled martini glass and garnish with a twist of grapefruit peel.