Around this time back in 1907, the greatest mystery writer ever took on a criminal case himself. Learn the history, then enjoy a curious cocktail.
Derek Brown writes about drinks for outlets like the Atlantic and The Washington Post. He also runs a slew of celebrated bars, including "The Columbia Room," which GQ once said makes the best Martini in America. The D.C. Bartender-in-Chief tells us all about "the king of cocktails," and why a Martini with balanced ingredients is a better Martini.
Around this time back in 2007, a guy named Richard Drew was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Learn the sticky history and enjoy a Vermouth-based cocktail.
Right around this time back in 1987, New Jersey became the 3rd state in the union to mandate trash recycling… and the impetus may’ve been the long and inglorious journey of the Mobro 4000 — a barge, loaded with litter, that couldn’t find a home. Hear the story, then toss back this trashy custom cocktail.
This week back in 1926, a great American's high-flying career came to a sudden end. We toast to Bessie Coleman's life and legacy with a moonshine-based cocktail.
This week back in 1983, a German magazine spent millions on what they thought were the genuine wartime diaries of Adolf Hitler. They were wrong.
Learn how a Chicago priest named Casimir Zeglen used silk to invent the modern armor... and how the crafty inventor Jan Szczepanik took all the credit.
Around this time, back in the 19th century, one of the wonders of the natural world... became one of the creepiest.
If you believe news stories that have been flying around for the last few months... the world's in the midst of a whiskey shortage. So to find out more, Rico spoke to Reid Mitenbuler, who recently wrote a book about the history of American whiskey. He's got a contrarian view of the so-called "shortage" and explains why.
This week back in 1859, an engineer was born who delighted the world… but it didn't delight him back. Learn all about the triumph and tragedy of George Ferris and get a gilded drink to go with it.