A History Lesson With Booze

My Mother the Car and The Porter Flip

This week back in 1965, NBC aired a show which for decades was considered the worst in TV history. Learn about “My Mother the Car” – and how it spawned more careers than it did ratings points — then tune into this custom Motor City cocktail:

“The Porter Flip,” as engineered by Travis Fourmont at Roast in Detroit, MI:

  • 1.5 oz “Corner Creek” bourbon
  • 0.5 oz demerara sugar
  • 1 whole egg
  • 1.5 oz “Edmund Fitzgerald Porter” beer

Add all ingredients in a Boston Shaker, preferably one with a coil inside. (The coil whips the drink, creating a frothy meringue texture.) Shake with no ice – for 2 minutes, then add ice, shake again and strain it. Serve in a chilled 5 oz. cocktail glass. Swig it and wash away the terrible taste of “My Mother the Car.”

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