Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Robert De Niro 'strict about cocktails'

Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro reportedly likes his "gin martinis" prepared in a very specific way.

The legendary actor allegedly has very specific instructions about how he likes his gin martinis to be made.

According to New York Post, the specifications were given to staff at a party last week just in case Robert made an appearance.

“Robert De Niro’s cocktail request," read the official cocktail brief given to staff at the Tribeca Film Festival party held at New York's DL Rooftop venue. "Bob likes gin martinis. For those, we’ll need gin, cucumbers and stemmed martini glasses. The key is just to have chilled stemmed martini glasses. The bartender should muddle a cucumber in the shaker and then mix with ice and gin. He or she should then SHAKE like crazy, an extra 30-45 seconds past the way they teach you in bartending school, so that little frothy chips form.”

Equally stern instructions explained what staff should not do when making the star's drink. Once the frothy chips were formed, bartenders should ensure just the right amount of liquid fills Robert's glass.

“No vermouth necessary,” they were instructed. “Don’t fill the glass all the way, only 2/3s at most so he doesn’t spill or it doesn’t get warm in his hand. You can garnish with a cucumber slice as well.”

In addition to his perfectly prepared martini, other requests from the star also had to be taken into consideration should he have attended the party.

Robert co-founded the Tribeca Film Festival in an effort to attract visitors back to Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks and it is now in its 12th year.

It was thought Robert could appear at the event at any time due to his 1982 hit movie The King of Comedy closing the festival after it was re-mastered especially.

“[Robert would also like] a bottle of Veuve Clicquot [champagne] at hand,” the note finished.

Despite the preparations Robert reportedly didn’t attend the bash. A source close to the actor explained he was never officially scheduled to.

© Cover Media

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting? customercare@belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

You're extremely attractive. Take this opportunity to ask for some favours. It will be difficult to resist your charms. Taking some courses can improve your professional prospects. Don't be afraid to pursue a career in the arts. Friends may tell you it's impossible to make a living in the creative field, but they underestimate your ability. Your combination of imagination and pragmatism will help you make a good living. Anything that involves working with your hands is sure to appeal to you.More