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Episode 79: Like Watching Varnish Dry...

Do you like cocktails that are named after a 19th century varnish? Then step right up to the bar and order a Japalac Cocktail. That’s right folks, nothing says quenching your thirst like old lacquer! This recipe shows up first and only in Albert Stevens Crockett’s Old Waldorf Bar Days (1931). It was another creation […]

Episode 64: The Sun Never Sets – The ...

Episode 64: The Sun Never Sets – The East India Cocktail

The East India Cocktail was first noted by Harry Johnson who claimed in his book in 1882 that this was a popular drink in among the British in India. It was hard to find any truth behind this, but it certainly sounds imperialistic. As we dive into East India Cocktail we discuss the long European […]

Episode 48: With Blinders On – ...

Episode 48: With Blinders On – The Blinker

When I first heard the name of this drink, I was puzzled how one could get a cocktail name from a car’s turn signal.  Of course, this is another case wherein the “old timey” speak means something totally different from what it means today. Back at the turn of the 20th century, when this drink […]

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