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Telling stories and history through the cocktails that defined the times.

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Telling stories and history through the cocktails that defined the times.

    Episode 96: Putting On The Ritz – Ritz Sidecar

    Episode 96: Putting On The Ritz – Ritz Sidecar

    Classic cocktail history Ritz Sidecar

    • 2 hr 16 min
    Episode 95: Like Lambs to the Slaughter – Picon Punch

    Episode 95: Like Lambs to the Slaughter – Picon Punch

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 94: Welcome to the Club – Pendennis Cocktail

    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.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 93: Currying Favor – Pegu Club Cocktail

    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.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 92: Welcome to the Ginshine State – Palm Beach Special

    Episode 92: Welcome to the Ginshine State – Palm Beach Special

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that the Palm Beach Special probably has something to do with Palm Beach. So pack your flip-flops, buckle up, and prepare to be sweaty, we’re headed to Florida!
    Join us as we discuss the pioneering days of Florida, the wealth that made it a destination, how the situation with grapefruit juice in the 1940s might have made the Palm Beach Special fade away, as well as monkeys, pastel, people hiding, and a whole lot of swampiness.

    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 91: Like Mother Used to Make – Mother-In-Law Cocktail

    Episode 91: Like Mother Used to Make – Mother-In-Law Cocktail

    The Mother-in-Law Cocktail is a tricky one to discuss. It is a family recipe out of New Orleans, and the ingredients are in great proportions to make it something you store in a bottle. This drink calls for New Orleans staple Peychaud’s Bitters, Angostura, Bitters, Amer Picon, Orange Curacao, simple syrup, maraschino liqueur, and Bourbon. Just short of every booze possible.

    So, with nothing to go on as far a history of this cocktail we talk about, you guessed it, Mother-in-laws! Join us as we discuss the long-running mother-in-law jokes and stereotypes with roots in Vaudeville and the transition to other entertainment mediums, possibilities of where this trope might have originated, and whether there is any cultural truth behind overbearing mother-in-laws.

    The recipe is:

    1 tsp Peychaud's Bitters
    1 tsp Angostura Bitters
    1 tsp Amer Picon
    0.5 oz orange curacao
    0.5 oz simple syrup
    0.5 oz maraschino
    9 oz bourbon

    • 1 hr 23 min

Customer Reviews

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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?

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