A History Lesson With Booze

Blue Jeans and The Arcuate

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This week back in 1873, Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis landed a patent for what may be the best-known item of clothing ever – denim jeans. [Learn about the surprisingly international history](http://www.publicradio.org/columns/dinnerpartydownload/2012/05/episode-150.html) of the All-American “waist overalls,” then salute your shorts/pants with this custom cocktail.
“The Arcuate,” as fashioned by Jonny Raglin, saloon-keeper of The Comstock Saloon in San Francisco, where Levi Strauss is headquartered.
Into a shaker add:
– 1 1/2 oz. rye whiskey (e.g. Old Overholt)
– 1/2 oz. high-alcohol Jamaican rum (e.g. Smith and Cross)
– 3/4 oz. pineapple gomme syrup
– 3/4 oz. lemon juice
– 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Add ice, shake, and strain into a glass (either straight up or on the rocks). Go ahead and spill some on your jeans — they can handle it.

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