A History Lesson With Booze ®

The Ruthless Spud

This week in 1853, irate chef George Crum deliberately over-fried potato slices, buried them in salt, and gave them to a finicky customer. And thus was born the “potato chip” — according to legend.

The History Lesson

The Booze

The Ruthless Spud

created by David Frederick, bartender at 9 Maple Avenue in George Crum’s hometown of Saratoga Springs, New York.
In a cocktail shaker, combine:

  • 3 slices of cucumber
  • Very thin slice of rustic potato
  • Dash of olive juice

Muddle together ‘til it’s as murky as the potato chip’s origin. Then add:

  • 3 oz. Chopin potato vodka


Shake well. Strain into martini glass. Sip again and again until you realize you’ve gone through the whole thing all by yourself.