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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 […]

Episode 82: Semper Vinolentia – Leath...

First printed in Ted Saucier’s Bottoms Up cocktail guide, this drink is not well represented and probably not well liked but nevertheless we did our 82nd episode on it. It first appears nearly simultaneously with the introduction of blue curacao on the market, it’s recipe in Saucier’s book, and a Bols ad for blue curacao […]

Agent Carter S1E3 – Time and Tide

I love it when a story doesn’t shy away from escalating the costs of a dangerous lifestyle. The plot is moving right along, not plodding…so much so there isn’t much time for boozing. After removing the primary assassin from play, the SSR goes and checks out his room. I’m actually quite surprised to see a […]

Agent Carter S1E2 – Bridge and Tunnel

Marvel Agent Carter S1E2 morning booze

In the second episode we get to see just how bad the bad guys are. We get to know the killer henchman a little more; cruel, efficient, unrelenting, but we also learn there is a larger entity he reports to…in a typewriter. Glass of Port: One of the hits is a shady dealer (presumably weapons) […]

Predator 2

Predator 2 - bar scene

First of all, the interpretation of 1997 was definitely much crazier than it actually was. The future police station actually seemed to devolve from a standard 80s vision of the police station. And the unbridled nature of gang warfare was a little over the top…unless that’s how it was in 1997. I wouldn’t know. I […]

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