Today we are toasting a century of Julia Child. Born August 15th, 1912, Julia Child is most remembered as the American chef who brought French cooking to the forefront. Before her world revolved around food, Child worked for the Office of Strategic Services in Washington as a typist. It was working for the OSS that lead her to meet her husband, Paul Cushing Child. The two moved to Paris in 1948. That was the start of her love for food, and most importantly, French cuisine.
What are Julia Child's biggest accomplishments? She studied at the renowned French cooking school, Cordon Bleu. Her first cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, was a best selling cookbook for five years straight. 2.5 million copies have been sold. In 1963, she starred in her own how-to cooking show which was a long-running hit on the network PBS. Before her death in 2004, she had written a total of 17 cookbooks.
To celebrate Julia Child's 100th birthday, we thought it would only be fitting to recreate her favorite cocktail, the Angosoda. Now this cocktail may be alcohol free, but it is full of aromatic bitters and tangy lime juice that offer a refreshing sip.
1 dash Angostura Bitters
1 slice of lime
6 oz Perrier Sparkling Natural Mineral Water
Several ice cubes
Add several ice cubes to a large stemmed glass (we used a champagne glass). Dash a few drops of Angostura Bitters into your glass.
Squeeze in your slice of lime then toss it into the glass as well.
Pour your Perrier over the ice and serve.
Make sure to try this delicious mocktail recipe and join us in toasting one of the greatest, most inspiring chefs of all time - to 100 years of Julia Child!