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Cocktail Lore

Deadly & Avi

Cocktail Lore not only teaches listeners how to make cocktails but it traces the lineage of each drink back to its roots in history.


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02/04/20 • 70 min

In this episode Sarah & Rusty dive into the elaborate history of the sidecar episode. They discuss WW1, Prohibition, and the history of the work "cocktial."
Old Fashioned Brandy Cocktail (Transatlantic Travels by Captain J.E. Alexander 1833)
2oz Brandy
2 dash bitters
1 sugar cube
1 dash nutmeg
Place sugar cube in a mixing glass. Add bitters and nutmeg. Muddle. Add brandy and ice. Stir until chilled and serve in a chilled Coupe.
The Brandy Crusta (How to Mix Drinks by Jerry Thomas 1862)
3-4 dashes of gum syrup
2 dashes bitters
2 oz Brandy
1-2 dashes Curacoa
1-2 dash lemon juice
Add ingredients to a mixing glass. Stir until chilled. Garnish with a sugar rim and lemon peel lining the inner rim of the glass.
Sidecar (Cocktails: How to Mix them by Robert Vermeire 1922)
.75 oz Brandy
.75 oz Lemon Juice
.75 oz Cointreau
Shake well with Ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with sugar rim. Optional Orange peel garnish.

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02/04/20 • 70 min

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01/08/20 • 68 min

In this episode we dive into a cocktail so popular that it has no need for a place in bar menus across the globe. Tune in as we discuss the modern Cosmopolitan's role in pop culture and multiple origin stories and reveal a long lost ancestor that dates back to the 1930's.
1 1/3 Vodka Citron
1/2 oz Cointreau
1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
1 oz Cranberry juice
1/3 oz Vodka
1/3 oz Lime juice
1/3 oz Triple Sec
The Harpooner Cocktail
1 1⁄2 oz vodka or rum
2 oz of cranberry juice
Optional squeeze of lime juice
Garnished with a lime wedge
The Cosmopolitan Daisy
1 1⁄2 oz Beefeater Gin
1⁄2 oz Cointreau
Juice of 1 Lemon
1 tsp Raspberry Syrup (homemade)
Raspberry Syrup:
1lb raspberries
2 cups water
1 cup sugar
Rinse raspberries then place in medium sauce pan. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce to medium simmer and simmer until raspberries lose color. Skim any foam from top and stir occasionally. Strain liquid into a separate container. Place liquid back into saucepan and add sugar. Simmer and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.

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01/08/20 • 68 min

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01/01/20 • 69 min

In this episode we are joined by graphic artist Lydia Jones and discuss Pirates, the colonial world, the origins of rum, and the history of the worlds oldest cocktail "El Draque" and how it led to the modern day Mojito. If you would like to check out Lydia's art work please head over to her instagram

  • El Draque:
  • 1 lime
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 2 oz rum
  • Place mint leaves in a mixing glass. Cut lime into chunks and place in mixing glass. Add simple syrup and muddle. Add rum and stir. Strain into a glass of your choosing and garnish with lime slice and fresh mint sprigs (remember to slap the mint to release the oils)
  • Mojito:
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • .75 oz lime juice
  • 2 oz rum
  • club soda
  • Place mint leaves in bottom of a Collins glass. Add simple syrup and muddle (take care not to pulverize the mint leaves. Add lime juice and rum. Fill glass with Ice. Place a shaker tin over the top of the glass and give the drink 1-2 shakes. Top with club soda. Garnish with lime wedge and a few mint sprigs.
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01/01/20 • 69 min

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12/25/19 • 68 min

Guest Christian Adragna joins Rusty & Sarah as they journey through the history of one of America's most iconic cocktails. From the Gold Rush of the west coast to the hand of James Bond, to your neighborhood Chili's, we discuss the origin of the Martini cocktail and how it has evolved.
Recipes and sources

  • Martinez (O.H. Byron, Modern Bartender circa 1884)
  • 2 Dashes Curacoa
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 1.5 oz Old Tom Gin
  • 1.5 oz Italian Vermouth
  • Stir well with ice, strain into cocktail glass. No Garnish.
  • Vesper (Ian Flemming, Casino Royale 1953)
  • 1/2 Kina Lillet(Substitute Lillet Blanc)
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 3 oz Gin
  • Shake well, double strain into martini glass. Garnish with lemon peel.
  • Martini (Jim Meehan, The PDT Cocktail Book 2011)
  • 2 oz Gin or Vodka
  • 1 oz Vermouth
  • Stir with ice, strain into chilled coup. Garnish with 3 olives or lemon peel.
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12/25/19 • 68 min

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How many episodes does Cocktail Lore have?

Cocktail Lore currently has 4 episodes available.

What topics does Cocktail Lore cover?

The podcast is about History, Craft, Comedy, Podcasts, Whiskey, Drinking, Arts and Food.

What is the most popular episode on Cocktail Lore?

The episode title 'Episode 4: The Sidecar' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Cocktail Lore?

The average episode length on Cocktail Lore is 69 minutes.

How often are episodes of Cocktail Lore released?

Episodes of Cocktail Lore are typically released every 7 days, 7 hours.

When was the first episode of Cocktail Lore?

The first episode of Cocktail Lore was released on Dec 25, 2019.

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