A History Lesson With Booze ®

If You Push the Button…

This week in 1961, at the height of the cold War, the U.S. created “Operation: Looking Glass” to oversee its nuclear response from above… should the worst happen on the ground. Learn about the special fleet of “Doomsday Planes,” then toast the fact that we’ve never needed to use them with this cocktail:

If You Push the Button

As tested by Derek Brown, mixologist and co-owner of The Passenger and The Columbia Room in our nation’s capital.

Combine in a shaker:

  • 3/4 oz. Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz. Dry Amontillado Sherry
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/2 – 3/4 oz. fresh-squeezed OJ
  • Dash Orange Bitters
  • Dash Allspice Dram

Strain into a glass – no ice – and hope you never get to the end.