Welcome to Episode 38: Why are white people. In this episode, Melissa fills us in with a brief history of the Brown Derby, both the drink and the diner. Aimee tells us about the beginnings of corn and how it became every white person’s favorite vegetable.
The Brown Derby cocktail is the featured drink of “Episode 38: Why are white people”. I ended up really enjoying this drink, even if it took a little bit to grow on me. I also made a variation with gin that was DELISH.
The Brown Derby
1.5 oz Corn Whiskey
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz Rosemary Honey Syrup*
Garnish: Rosemary sprig and grapefruit twist
Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake 8-10 seconds or until the shaker is frosty.
Strain in glass over fresh ice.
*Rosemary and Honey Simple Syrup
1 c Water
1 c Honey
Bunch of Fresh Rosemary
Combine honey and water in a pot over medium heat and stir to dissolve honey.
Add the rosemary and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
Remove to heat and allow to cool completely before straining the mixture to remove the rosemary. Bottle and refrigerate up to 1 month.
Welcome to Episode 37: The Oreo Cookie Conspiracy. In this episode, Melissa tells us all about the history of everyone’s favorite dessert liqueur, Crème de Cacao, and Aimee’s takes us down the halls of cookie history with Oreos.
Welcome to Episode 36: Show us those Squirt pics! (aka Day of the Dead). In this episode, we get unintentionally dirty with some drink history, and Aimee fills us in on Día de los Muertos and some of the holiday’s traditional foods.
The featured drink this episode is La Paloma. You can find the recipe here.
You can find the article by Camper English about the Paloma featured in this episode at www.alcademics.com
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)
Coat the rim of a coupe glass with sugar and set aside.
Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake.
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.
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.
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.