We're marking the historic end of an era. For years, our friend Michelle Philippe has been our show's "voice of history," but she's leaving public radio to pursue her writing and acting career. We wanted to have her on for a final goodbye. Toast to her tenure with a vodka and tomato-infused cocktail.
A History Lesson With Booze ®
Sixty-three years ago this month, the United Kingdom marked the end of an era. Learn a little about WWII food meat rationing and get a pork-infused cocktail recipe to celebrate!
This week back in 1859, Frenchman Jules Leotard wowed audiences with a daring circus act that had never been seen before. Learn about it – and the outfit he wore – before turning your world upside down with this custom cocktail.
This week back in 1935, major league baseball fans suddenly got a lot less sleep. Learn the history, then enjoy a cocktail inspired by an accidental baseball trailblazer.
This week back in 1800, the U.S. government's oldest cultural institution was founded. Find out how the founding father influenced the library’s scope, then toast with a cocktail celebrating the institution's current top librarian.
Back in 1922, a classic movie monster was born and was almost immediately plunged into the scariest nightmare of all... a lawsuit. Learn the tale, then get the recipe for a custom twist on the Blood & Sand cocktail
This coming week back in 1852, a man was born who went on to change the way mainstream America ate breakfast. Learn why his ideas weren't exactly mainstream and enjoy a mocktail.
Back in 1689, cash got a whole lot easier for Americans to carry around. Learn how our country's currency went from primarily metal to mostly paper, then cash out with a custom rum cocktail.
Back in 1849, a quiet woman named Elizabeth Blackwell made a big noise in the world of medicine. Learn the history, then get a custom cocktail that's (sort of) good for your health.
This week back in 1919, one of the most unlikely disasters in U.S. history took place. Learn all the sticky details, then safely sip on a custom cocktail.