6 episodes

A podcast about the scintillating, amusing, and often quite consequential stories to be found in a glass of spirits.

Cocktail History Podcast Sam Eilertsen

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 24 Ratings

A podcast about the scintillating, amusing, and often quite consequential stories to be found in a glass of spirits.

    Episode 5: The Napoleon of Temperance (with Joey Brunelle feat Herb Adams)

    Episode 5: The Napoleon of Temperance (with Joey Brunelle feat Herb Adams)

    In 1855 newspapers around the world carried the story of the Rum Riot in Portland, Maine. Maine had become a dry state, and an angry crowd had tried to break into city hall to seize a stash of rum being held there. The mayor, a Temperance crusader who had the movement for Prohibition ordered the militia to fire into the crowd, and a young sailor was killed. On this episode of Cocktail History, the story of Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, known to history as The Napoleon of Temperance.

    Co-hosted with Joey Brunelle of the Born Yesterday Podcast (bornyesterdaypodcast.com/). Featuring guest Herb Adams, Maine historian.

    Show notes: chpodcast.com/index.php/episodes/episode-5/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 4: Prohibition in the Land of Mardi Gras feat Hannah Griggs

    Episode 4: Prohibition in the Land of Mardi Gras feat Hannah Griggs

    New Orleans has long been known as an oasis of cultural deviancy in the conservative South. So how did the city react to Prohibition? Not well, as you might imagine. In this episode, host Sam Eilertsen is joined by Hannah Griggs of Boston College, creator of the Intemperance Archive, an online exhibit of Prohibition raids in New Orleans.

    Check out Intemperance Archive at: http://intemperance.org/

    • 42 min
    Episode 3: Eggnog Riot Christmas Special

    Episode 3: Eggnog Riot Christmas Special

    The eggnog of today is generally a tame affair, served around Christmas time. But there was a day when Eggnog was a hard-drinking pioneers beverage, it's been called the antebellum "dry martini of the south", and a favorite of military men. We have eggnog recipes from three presidents: George Washington, William Henry Harrison, and Dwight Eisenhower, and Texan prisoners held by Santa Anna made eggnog with mezcal. It even inspired a famous riot at West Point, and one of the ringleaders was a young Jefferson Davis.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 2: The Great Spice War feat David Wondrich (Admiral Russell's Punch)

    Episode 2: The Great Spice War feat David Wondrich (Admiral Russell's Punch)

    The English and Dutch East India Companies battle it out for spices, and Punch is invented! Featuring David Wondrich, Esquire writer and author of Punch and Imbibe!

    Show notes at http://chpodcast.com/ (will be available by 7/5)
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    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 1: Globalization in a Flowing Bowl (O'Doherty's Arrack Punch)

    Episode 1: Globalization in a Flowing Bowl (O'Doherty's Arrack Punch)

    Part one of the story of the cocktail's ancestor: Punch. A tale of distillation, alchemy, exploration and conquest.

    • 45 min
    Episode 0: Introduction to Cocktail History

    Episode 0: Introduction to Cocktail History

    A brief taste of what's coming in the Cocktail History podcast, featuring a discussion of the origin of the term "mixology" and a classic recipe for Hot Buttered Rum.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Prof.spider ,

Great Podcast! More Episodes Please!

This podcast is fascinating! Including various stories about how our history is so intwined with booze. I just wish there were more episodes

Jhbdhkbd ,

Fantastic fantastic fantastic

I listen to a LOT of podcasts and this is really one of the best I've found in a long long time. Very informative and the production value is as high as it gets. Well done, sir. Keep up the good work.

Toadhaller ,

Truly Great!

I would have given 5 stars, but we’ve been left a little dry after only 5 wonderful episodes. But those episodes are worth the listen if you haven’t yet. End the Prohibition!!!

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