As we continue to raise awareness for the #SaveBrendan movement, Prim and I wanted to show readers how Brendan Fraser can play an integral role in daily life. We spent this weekend watching our favorite Fraser films and coming up with about a MILLION creative and easy ways for all our readers to bring a little more of Brendan into everyday moments.
We started with The Mummy (we are totally boycotting the Tom Cruise version, trust), and moved from there onto Encino Man, Bedazzled, Airheads, School Ties and by Saturday afternoon we were on to Dudley Do-Right. At first most of our DIYs were focused on venetian masks themed to his various characters as well as the perfect Brendan Fraser Ikea hacks (there was also a killer Encino Man cheese board I’m still dreaming about)… It wasn’t until Primrose and I were watching George of the Jungle that we came up with THE BEST little craft for our readers.
The PERFECT George of the Jungle Themed Brendan Fraser Cocktail.
It’s time to raise your glass to those gorgeous abs and luscious, flowing locks. Hang on tight to your vine, because this drink will totally knock your loin cloth of!
All you need is:
A Martini Glass
5 leaves of Spinach
Gin (or Vodka)
Start by swirling the Dry Vermouth in the glass to coat the inside of the glass. Then, with clean hands, rip your leaves of spinach in half and drop into the glass. You’ll want the spinach to be in fairly large pieces so that you really get their full flavor (plus I love when a drink has a little chew).
Finally, pour in the gin or vodka to top up the glass. Some people choose to measure with a shot glass but my general life motto is fill ‘er up.
I LOVE how this cocktail plays off of George’s jungle roots (ie the spinach) but ads in the fun ‘upscale’ city vibe with the classic Martini. You see, in the movie, Fraser’s character is taken away from his natural home and brought to an urban environment where he must learn to adapt- but (and this is reflected by the spinach starting at the bottom of the glass and quickly floating to the top) he instead remains his true self and makes ‘the big city’ work with him. Truly a masterpiece of filmmaking!