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Episode 88: Stinking Rich – Millionaire

You would expect the Millionaire Cocktail to be opulent, featuring the finest liquors, a white truffle garnish, served in a solid gold goblet, rimmed with caviar, and a $100 bill for a straw. Or it is all just a trick to get you to drink something that is hardly different than a hundred other cocktails so you can feel fancy.

This drink should have been fairly easy to research except for the fact that there were two different recipes running concurrently for the first half of the twentieth century. Not to mention other Millionaire drinks with different recipes popping up here and there to confuse matters. In this episode, we explore whether this was a coincidence or some lifting of recipes and alterations along the way. It might be that the researcher just got into the conspiracy theory juice again.

Join us as we explore the millionaires over time, why the path of the Millionaire Cocktail follows those bartenders who seemed to be extra fond of grenadine, and the life of bartender Jacques Straub.

  • 1.5 oz dark rum
  • .75 oz peach brandy
  • .75 oz sloe gin
  • juice of one lime

Transition music: Cephalopod by Kevin MacLeod
Closing Music: Millionaire That You Used To Be by Derek Clegg

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