“In my drinking career i have only come up with 3 original cocktails. This one is called an "Eve Kendall." This is how Eve happened...
My husband and i were watching "North by Northwest" one New Year's Eve. I had a nice scotch and wine buzz going and my mind did this..."hey, her real name is Eva and her character name is Eve Kendall, and it is New Year's Eve! Weird!" (hey, it's better than circus music on a loop).
And then i appreciated the burnt orange dress she had on at the end of the film...and then i thought, "mmm, we have orange brandy still." At this point, my mind thought, "i bet that orange brandy would be great with the vanilla brandy (Navan) and some champagne." VOILA! The "Eve Kendall" was born!
1/2 ounce Orange & Brandy (Grand Marnier would be better if you have the cash)
1/2 ounce Navan
Top with Champagne or Sparkling Wine
It tastes like a dream, like an orange creamsicle. It is my New Year's Drink from now on!”