A History Lesson With Booze ®

The Jersey Devil

Seventy years ago this week, Orson Welles freaked out millions of American radio listeners with his radio dramatization of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds.” In it, the first Martian “pod” lands in the town of Grover’s Mill, New Jersey. This week’s cocktail is inspired by another infamous Garden State myth: The Jersey Devil — a half devil, half horse said to roam the state’s hinterlands.

Recipe as mixed by Chris Canavari, bartender at Lahieres Bar & Restaurant in Princeton, New Jersey:

– 1 ½ ozs of vodka
– 1 ½ ozs of gin
– 1 oz of amaretto

Top with OJ and shake, before serving over rocks or neat.