A History Lesson With Booze ®


Thomas Nast [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Thomas Nast [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

This week in 2001, British Army Major Charles Ingram, his wife Diana, and college lecturer Tecwen Whittock teamed up to win £1 Million on the UK version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” And if you’re thinking that show doesn’t allow teams… you’re right. Learn how they did it, then toast their chutzpah with a cocktail that’s not what it seems.


Created for the DPD by Christian Self, bar manager at 39 Hotel in Honolulu, HI:

In a short glass, muddle:

  • two orange slices
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 oz. blood orange syrup

Then add:

  • 1 oz. orange vodka
  • 2 oz. campari

Add ice. Shake and serve. Tell your friends it’s a.) Sweet. Enjoy their coughs as they learn the final answer.