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The Faye Dunaway TIFF cocktail from the Drake Hotel.

Connie Tsang/Connie Tsang

To coincide with the 36th annual Toronto International Film Festival, Drake Hotel bar manager Jonathan Humphrey has created a drink inspired by Chinatown, the Roman Polanski film in which Faye Dunaway plays the femme fatale who inhabits the lens of Jack Nicholson's private eye.


1 1/2 ounces vodka

1 1/4 ounces fresh mango juice

3/4 ounces lime juice

1/2 ounces agave syrup

3 jalapeno wheels (two in the shaker, one for garnish, seeds removed if desired)

2 dashes Regans' Orange Bitters


To make the Faye, simply muddle the ingredients listed here in a cocktail shaker, shake vigorously and strain into a classic coupette. Garnish with the remaining jalapeno slice and prepare for your close-up.

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