A History Lesson With Booze ®

Tybee Bomb

This week in 1958, the U.S. military lost an H-bomb. It’s still lost… possibly somewhere off the coast of Tybee Island, Georgia. Hear how it happened, then calm your nerves with a custom drink that gives new meaning to the term “cherry bomb”:

Tybee Bomb

courtesy of Sabina Cushing, mixologist at the Olde Pink House in Savannah GA, right up the river from Tybee Island:

In the vein of the classic southern drink the “Ramos Fizz”:

  • 2 oz. Aviation gin
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz. maraschino liqueur
  • splash of grenadine
  • maraschino cherry, steeped in moonshine for 2 days

Shake everything (except the cherry) with ice. Strain into a martini glass (no ice). Drop the deadly maraschino into the drink’s silty depths. Chomp down ‘til you’re glowing.