A History Lesson With Booze ®

The Hattie Bo Baddy

This week back in 1932, an Arkansas housewife suddenly became the first elected female Senator in U.S. history…and that was the easy part. [Learn all about the woman reporters called “Silent Hattie,”](http://www.publicradio.org/columns/dinnerpartydownload/2010/01/episode-40-midlake-silent-hattie-the-sounds-of-ambience.html) and then toast her memory with a blend of potent southern poisons that’ll leave you speechless.
RECIPE as created for the DPD by Todd Thrasher of Restaurant Eve in the DC Metro area:
In a mixing glass full of ice, add:
– 1.5 oz Jack Daniels Whiskey
– .5 oz Wasmund’s Rye Spirit
– 1.25 oz caraway honey syrup*
– dash of Peychaud bitters
– squeeze of lemon wedge
Stir for one minute. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a honey comb on a skewer. Drink silently while defying expectations.
*Caraway honey syrup recipe:
– 16 oz. honey
– 16 oz. water
– 1 Tbsp. caraway seeds
Combine honey and water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer.
While boiling mixture, using a mortar and pestle grind caraway seeds, then toast in a saute pan until they turn golden brown. Add to the honey mixture and let simmer for 30 minutes.
Strain caraway seeds through a fine sieve, and let cool.