This week back in 1835, the fledgling newspaper The Sun started publishing a sensational series of stories about the discovery of life… on the moon. Hear about how New Yorkers bought outright lies about lunar unicorns and man-bats, then reach for this liquid tribute to reckless journalism.
Under the Desk
As published by Sam Burr at Louis 649 in New York City.
To a shaker with ice, add these precise measurements:
- 1.25 oz. rye whiskey
- .25 oz. simple syrup
- .25 tsp. grenadine
- 1 oz. lime juice
Shake and pour through a strainer into a chilled martini glass. Then peel a 1-inch curl out of a lemon, squeeze a few drops into the drink out of the gash in the lemon (peel side down), and rub the curl around the edge of the glass. Sip it with scientific precision. Stop drinking if you start seeing unicorns anywhere, but especially on the moon.