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Episode 59: Hitting a Delicious Sour ...

        The Delicious Sour. I like a cocktail that tells you all you need to know right in the name. Sours are a family of cocktail going back a long way, with notable features of putting a lime or lemon peel in the glass and an egg white. We also dive into […]

Episode 58: Leaving a Sour Taste – Wh...

The Whiskey Sour is, er, well, whiskey with sour stuff in it. Sooo, good-bye? Just kidding, when there is nothing to talk about, we make something to talk about. This is another really, really old cocktail that is simple and has stayed relatively consistent with the ingredients until current day. It is definitely not the […]

Episode 57: When Life Gives You Larah...

The Curacao Punch is generally attributed to Harry Johnson, and if you spell it the correct way of “Curacao” it is the earliest it shows up in a recipe book. However, if you spell it “Curacoa” then Jerry Thomas printed it first in his recipe book. I thought he might have just spelled it wrong, […]

Episode 56: Two Men and a Cocktail &#...

The Crimean Cup a la Marmora is a punch with a whole lot of ingredients. Rather than being dreamed up in a bar, this one was the work of Alexis Soyer, a famous 19th century chef. Soyer took an interesting path for someone who served as the chef to nobles in England. A culinary innovator, he […]

Episode 27: A Fine Kettle of Fish – P...

The Pimm’s Cup is obviously a cup, right? I mean it is in the name. So why was it advertised as “the original gin sling?” Or is it actually a punch? Is Pimm’s No. 1 a cup? Or is Pimm’s Cup a cup? And just what are cups, punches, and slings? All these questions will […]

Episode 20: Slingin in the Reign – Si...

The Singapore Sling has a bit of a tricky history to piece out. Most recipes nowadays have pineapple juice, and attribute the Singapore Sling recipe to the Raffles Hotel in 1915. While some evidence points in that general direction, it is hard to confirm. What muddies the waters is changing ingredients from reference to reference, […]

Episode 16: Not Built in a Day – Neg...

Episode 16:  Not Built in a Day – Negroni & Americano

Most accounts say the Negroni is based on the Americano, with Campari as the featured ingredient in all of its bitter, bright red glory. The Negroni is what happens when the Americano gets more American, and by that I mean dumping the soda and adding more booze. Unfortunately, gaps in the timeline and sparse written evidence […]

Episode 3: Meeting Tom Collins –...

Episode 3: Meeting Tom Collins – Tom Collins

The Tom Collins got me. The Tom Collins is another one of the old classics that is still around today and because it has been around so long…the history has become muddled and essentially lost.  Jason found the earliest recorded instance of the recipe was a version in Australia called the John Collins.  Now, traditionally […]

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