Recipe: Sidecar Cocktail

Recipe: Sidecar Cocktail

The Sidecar cocktail is our featured cocktail in Episode 27 “Napoleon was a baby”. This classic cocktail is a favorite among the French, and be prepare to dole out some dough if you want to do it right.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 oz. Cognac
3/4 oz. Cointreau
3/4 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice
Garnish: Orange peel and sugared rum (I forgot to rim the glass here)

Directions:

  1. Coat the rim of a coupe glass with sugar and set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
  3. Strain into the prepared glass.
  4. Garnish with an orange twist.

Episode 22: A Fool and His Nutmeg

Episode 22: A Fool and His Nutmeg

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In this episode we learn about the history of nutmeg and the Banda Islands in Indonesia. Per usual, white people show up and ruin everything. Unlike most of our stories, however, there’s a somewhat happy ending.

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Atlas Obscura

The Atlantic

NPR

BCC

Episode 21: Adult Horse Girl Energy

Episode 21: Adult Horse Girl Energy

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In this episode we discuss the upsetting history of bananas and where Bananas Foster got its name. The difference between horse girl and dolphin girl energy was a heated topic of discussion.

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NPR

HealthyWay

University of Pittsburgh

Smithsonian

The Economist

Episode 20: Paddy LuPony

Episode 20: Paddy LuPony

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Melissa blows everyone’s mind in Episode 20 by introducing Aimee & Kate to Milk Punch and the process behind making it- a drink that sounds disgusting but is actually delicious. Aimee, meanwhile, shares the history of American Cheese, and a dish that sounds disgusting, and is disgusting: Cheese Supper Dish.

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The Spruce Eats
Thrillist
Thrillist (again)
Serious Eats

Episode 19: Everyone Hates Melissa

Episode 19: Everyone Hates Melissa

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In this episode, Aimee and Kate are still salty over Melissa’s prank from our bonus episode (A Very Not Safe For Work Christmas). The two quickly forgive Melissa over several glasses of delicious mulled wine and Aimee fills everyone in on the history of advent calendars.

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Mental Floss
Culture Trip
Holiday Calendars
History Channel
History in Public

Episode 18: Anyone Can Lactate

Episode 18: Anyone Can Lactate

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In this episode, Melissa mixes up the most delicious eggnog the dishes have ever tasted. Together, they explore the history of eggnog, and Aimee reveals what we all already knew–that the founding fathers were lushes. At some point Aimee starts an argument about human lactation. Promo for Boos and Spirits (you should check them out!) included during the break.

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The Spruce Eats
VinePair
PBS

Episode 17: Colonizers and Cranberry Sauce

Episode 17: Colonizers and Cranberry Sauce

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Melissa mixed up the crowd-pleasing Barnstormer’s Cider while Aimee dropped some knoweldge about the true and horrific history of Thanksgiving that traces follows the American holiday from genocide to propaganda. Listen to this episode while enjoying your Thanksgiving meals to ensure arguments and hurt feelings.

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Business Insider
History of Massachusetts
Time Magazine
Smithsonian
Manatanka
NY Times
Wampanoag Tribe

Recipe: Barnstormer’s Cider

Recipe: Barnstormer’s Cider

The Barnstormer’s Cider Cocktail is the featured drink in Episode 17 “Colonizers and Cranberry Sauce”. We went absolutely nuts over this cocktail. It’s crisp, refreshing, and perfect for Fall. It also has a fair amount of alcohol so it should definitely be in your emergency kit for family get-togethers.

Ingredients:
1 c. thinly sliced Green, Yellow, and Red Apples
1 Navel Orange, thinly sliced
1 c. Apple Juice
2 tbsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 c. Brandy (we built this recipe using Tamworth Distillery’s Barnstormer’s Punch Brandy)
22 oz. Hard Cider of your choice (we used North Country Original Press)

Directions:
In a pitcher, combine apples, orange, apple juice, lemon juice, and brandy. Stir and let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour to chill. Just before serving, add the hard cider. Serve in a tall glass over ice.

Makes 6-8 servings, depending on how thirsty the crowd is. You WILL want seconds.

Episode 15: M-m-m-my Llorona

Episode 15: M-m-m-my Llorona

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In episode 15 we discussed all things Halloween! We at Drunk Dish all agree that Halloween is the best time of year, so to honor it we discuss its pagan roots, modern day celebrations, and the food that the holiday has inspired over the years. Melissa commits to trying “soul cakes.” We learn how bobbing for apples started as a match-making game, and we enjoyed the “La Llorona” cocktails that Melissa mixed up for us. We share ghost stories and, Aimee brands the skeptic of the group – Melissa – as a “Scully.” Listen below or on your preferred podcasting platform.

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PBS
The History Kitchen
History Channel

Episode 14: Featherless Phantom

Episode 14: Featherless Phantom

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In Episode 14, Melissa mixes up a yummy beverage and tells us about some creepy eating establishments. Kate shares a story about the lengths some people will go for a good party. Aimee tells a story about a particularly spooky chicken. All three Dishes nerd-out over their love of the Great British Bake Off.

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PBS
The History Kitchen
History Channel