A History Lesson With Booze ®

Spider-Dan and Trumped

On Memorial Day, 1981, Dan Goodwin did some climbing. Which sounds normal enough for a guy who was a rock climber… except his target was the surface of the (then) tallest building in the world – Chicago’s Sears Tower — and he scaled it dressed as Spider-Man.


Climb into this custom cocktail named after a recent addition to the Chicago skyline:


As built by Nandini Khaund of The Violet Hour in Chicago, IL:
In a shaker, add:

– 1 oz. Mezcal Vida
– 1 oz. Rothman & Winter Creme de Violette
– 1/2 oz. lemon juice
– 1/2 oz. lime juice
– 3/4 oz. lilac-black pepper simple syrup (or standard simple will do)
– 1 oz. heavy whipping cream
– 1 oz. 1 egg white
– soda water
– 8 drops Laphroaig Scotch

Pour all ingredients except Scotch and soda into shaker, and “mime shake” (shake w/out ice) for a few minutes. Add ice, shake vigorously a few more minutes. Strain into Collins glass, add soda, then spoon the remaining foam from the shaker into the glass. Add 8 drops Laphroaig on top. Admire your tall and intimidating drink, and try not to get dizzy.