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Posts by Cameron Marceau

Agent Carter S1E6 – A Sin To Err

Let’s take a break. How about a drink? Thank you. How about two? Dooley pours himself and Dr. Ivchenko two short glasses of brown liquid…it came from Dooley’s office so it is scotch. Dooley pours 3 more through the scene talking with the doctor. I need you to go to your favorite bar. Order a […]

Agent Carter S1E5 – The Iron Ceiling

This was a very boozy episode. It also brings back other characters from the Captain America movie which is something I appreciate for the continuity. Dum-Dum Dougan asks Peggy if she brought him what he asked. When she produces a bottle she says is from her own private stash he says The Germans are geniuses […]

Agent Carter S1E4 – The Blitzkrieg Bu...

Something I really like about this show is the inclusion of Howard Stark, Tony Stark’s grandfather. That kind of legacy to the story is really cool. Sherry: In the car ride back to Howard Stark’s, Howard is looking to diffuse tension of the circumstances. He does this by suggesting that they will have the leisure […]

Episode 87: Crying Over Spilt Milk – ...

This episode we are talking about Milk Punch, which in newer recipes resembles a boozy milkshake. As the recipes get older, they get, let’s say slightly more unusual. This is the oldest drink that we have covered so far, with origins dating to at least the early 1700s, probably earlier. Going back to these early […]

Episode 86: When the Fat Lady Sings –...

For as many times that we have said that there aren’t a whole lot of Scotch cocktails, we have another one for you! This one also has the name of a person, which sometimes is helpful like the Lucien Gaudin and sometimes unhelpful like the Barbara West. We are somewhere in the middle with The […]

Episode 85: The Gin Is Mightier Than ...

Lucien Gaudin Cocktail

At first glance, you might say that this cocktail has an unusual combination of ingredients, featuring gin, Campari, French Vermouth and Cointreau. And then you realize it is a Negroni with Cointreau. Oh well, there are only so many ingredients! The Lucien Gaudin Cocktail on the surface seems like a perfect cocktail to be able […]

Episode 84: Twisting the Lion’s...

The Lion’s Tail cocktail is one of just many, many recipes originating from the Café Royal Cocktail Book (1937), that never really appeared again until very recently. Most of the ingredients are pretty standard, with the exception of Pimento Liqueur, more commonly known as Allspice Dram nowadays. We discuss this rum-based liqueur’s Caribbean origins, strong […]

Episode 10: The Daiquiri – Commentary

daiquiris

With the Daiquiri episode we come to the first one where I read a book to support the show content.  Now to be exact, this isn’t the first episode I read a book for, but it’s the first one that I went back and replaced old content where I did read a book.  Episode 40 […]

Episode 83: Besottedly Correct – The ...

In the U.S. of today the term liberal has very specific connotations. What did it mean when the Liberal Cocktail was created in the 1890s though? Was the creation a celebration of or jab at late 19th-century liberal ideals? If you had that label, what were you fighting for? Join us as explore the concept […]

Episode 9: Cuba Libre – Commentary

Initially the Cuba Libre episode concerned me because I didn’t think it was going to turn up much. It’s a rum and Coke. You don’t think of it as a cocktail, however, if you consider it, the mix isn’t that far off from a Tom Collins, they’re both long drinks using a lot of a […]

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