Murder on the Orient Express and Wine
This was a great book, and an even greater movie. A stellar cast came out for this one, including Sean Connery, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Berman and many others. Albert Finney plays Hercule Poirot, the obsessively clean Belgian detective who pre-dates Adrian Monk as an incredibly intelligent but quirky detective.
We start with Poirot at a land restaurant, having a bottle of Champagne to begin his meal. It sits in a silver ice bucket by the table. The meal ends with him sipping some port, or perhaps some Creme de Menthe. I could swear it looked green in one angle, but from the other angles it looks dark.
On to the train they go. When Poirot is having his dinner, there's another ice bucket by him - more Champagne? A bit later they specifically focus on the bright green drink he has with a straw. This is the Creme de Menthe again.
Note that for a long while I believed that this was Chatreuse. I love Chartreuse - it's very tasty! It's a herbal liqueur made by monks in France; the recipe is secret. However, it seems clear in going back and reading the books and looking at the other movies that he is a fan of Creme de Menthe.
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