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.

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