Sneer? Smile? You Choose!

The sneer?

That would Elvis Presley’s pouty little smirk. Mr. Presley was born today in 1935.

I think my favorite Elvis Presley film would be “Viva Las Vegas!” However, that may have more to do with Ann-Margret’s contemplative approach to the character she played in the flick.

The smile?

That would belong to Mona Lisa. Today in 1963, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting was exhibited for the first time in the United States at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

I think my favorite Mona Lisa film would be “Rear Window” (the tune “Mona Lisa” was being played on the piano by one of Jimmy Stewart’s neighbors). Again, I suspect my affection for this film is more due to Grace Kelly’s presence than Mona Lisa’s (and it’s clear that neither Mona nor Grace could dance as enthusiastically as Ann-Margret!).

Drink 4cast 4 2day

I’m goin’ for the smile every time, buster!

Mona Lisa Cocktail

3 oz. Grays Peak Vodka

3 oz. Lemon Soda

Stir ingredients and pour in to a highball glass.

And, of course, sing! “Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Lisa, or is this your way to hide a broken heart?”

Cheers!

Roger

1/8/12.

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