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The Menu Thief’s French Cosmopolitan


The Menu Thief’s French Cosmopolitan

As authentically French as French Fries. (And even more tasty.)

As you know, it’s been a long week.  A week when Miss Skye has been sick — again — and Mr. Candy has been traveling.  Again.  At this point, I’ve become convinced Mr. Candy is clairvoyant and purposely schedules his business trips to coincide with Skye’s colds — returning on the very day she starts feeling better and I’m making TGIF drinks.  Hmmmm.  Coincidence?  I.  Don’t.  Think.  So.

Speaking of clairvoyance, I was just thinking this morning that I was plumb out of TGIF drink ideas when what should appear in my in-box…?  (Besides the exciting opportunity to “Buy Viagra from Online Canadian Pharmacy Mega Sale,” that is.)  A scanned menu listing delicious martini recipes, courtesy of Laughing Stork reader, fellow drink enthusiast and thief, Lainey, who “borrowed” the menu from a martini bar.  Which is why this TGIF drink is named after her…

THE MENU THIEF’S TGIF FRENCH COSMO (with “Sex and the City” premiering next week, I thought we’d get a head start on the cosmos… and, well, I also happened to have these libations on-hand)


  • 1-1/2 oz. Ketel One (although any vodka will do)
  • 1/2 oz. Chambord
  • 3 oz. Pineapple juice


An easy one for all of us worn-and-weary mamas after a long week:  Shake the ingredients together with ice, strain into a martini glass, sip, then smack your lips and exhale loudly as a classy lady such as myself would do.

This bad boy and I have a date planned on the rooftop later this evening.  Have a great weekend, everyone.

Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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