Telling stories and history through the cocktails that defined the times.
Episode 98: Liking the Cut of Your Jib – The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club Cocktail
Episode 97: By Any Other Name – The Rose
Episode 96: Putting On The Ritz – Ritz Sidecar
Classic cocktail history Ritz Sidecar
Episode 95: Like Lambs to the Slaughter – Picon Punch
Episode 94: Welcome to the Club – Pendennis Cocktail
The Pendennis Cocktail seems to have been a drink that was hardly known. Appearances in recipe books are few and far between, and when it did show up, there were variations on the recipe. Not much to talk about there. However, while the cocktail information was sparse, there seems to be a whole lot of different Pendennis drinks including a toddy, a mint julep, and even an eggnog. So, this Pendennis must be something important.
Join us as we discuss this almost completely forgotten cocktail. We also explore the Pendennis Club, where it got its name, and why we probably would not be asked to be members.
We also do a call back to the Old-Fashioned episode where the Pendennis Club made an appearance, and the Fish House Punch episode where we discussed similar types of social clubs. More clubs where we would probably not be asked to be members.
Episode 93: Currying Favor – Pegu Club Cocktail
The Pegu Club Cocktail takes us all the way to Myanmar, to ask the question. What was the Pegu Club? And how did it get its own cocktail? The answer is…not 100% sure! We know it was a club for Brits who lived and had their holidays in Myanmar in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In this episode we try to piece together what the purpose of the club was, why the British were there (hint: it rhymes with mimperialism), and a very tiny slice of Myanmar’s long and rich history that led to the cocktail we discuss.
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Really surprised there aren't more reviews, these guys have been consistently putting out solid content for some time. I believe at the time of this writing they are on episode 75! Do you like to learn things? Do you like alcohol? Do you like to combine these 2 things? You've come to the right place!
Every history buff I've ever known has enjoyed and taken pride in the enjoyment of alcohol. So basically, anyone who ever took an undergrad history class should be listening to this. Also, plenty of people who didn't do that. Fair enough?