Nora Charles: “I’ll be with you in two shakes of a cocktail.”
Nick Charles: “Cocktail? Cocktail? Think I’ll try one of those things.”
—The Thin Man (1934)
So goes the playful banter between husband-and-wife duo Nick and Nora Charles. Played by William Powell and Myrna Loy, the gumshoe and his clever socialite wife shake and swill Martinis throughout a six-part film series that’s as equal parts whodunnit, comedy and drama as it is gin, vermouth and bitters.
Starting with The Thin Man in 1934, the pictures helped launch the era of screwball comedies and sleuthing on-screen spouses.
And during the current cocktail renaissance, they’ve also helped make fashionable a deeper cousin of the coupe beloved by bartenders for its elegant (and spill-proof) design, the Nick & Nora glass.
The innovative machine-made cocktail glass, Nick & Nora, ensures an effortless and chic sip, delivering the drink without forcing the tilt of the head. Perfect.