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Episode 70: Keeping It in the Family – The Ford Cocktail

There isn’t a definitive explanation about how the Ford Cocktail got its name, so we get to do a whole lot of speculation on this cocktail. Dating back to at least 1895, it is a little too early to be named after the Henry of car fame. Luckily, there are so many other Ford options to choose from! Based on the timeframe, we explore Malcolm Webster Ford, a track and field athlete with daddy issues and a tragic end. A descendant of Noah and Daniel Webster, he came from a long line of literary talent. Unfortunately, his bookish family was not very accepting of his great athletic ability, which is the complete opposite of the plots from every 1980s movie.

Join us as we take a look at the Ford cocktail. In this episode we are talking horseless carriages, track and field, family friction and fratricide, Henry Ford, Betty Ford, Ford Prefect, and time-traveling Harrison Ford. More Fords than you ever could hope for!

The ingredients are as follows:

  • 1 oz Old Tom Gin
  • 1 oz dry vermouth
  • 3 dashes Benedictine
  • 3 dashes orange bitters

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Transition music: Cephalopod by Kevin MacLeod
Closing Music: Handsome Family by Love Story in Blood Red

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