A History Lesson With Booze ®

The 4th and Clyde

This week back in 1863, Charles Sherwood Stratton — better known as Tom Thumb — was married in what might’ve been the wedding of the century. Learn about Stratton’s big love for his little lady Lavinia Warren, then connect to his story with this cocktail:

The 4th and Clyde

As married by John Ginetti, owner/mixologist at 116 Crown in New Haven, CT – birth state of Stratton, Barnum, and showmanship.

  • 1 oz. Hendrick’s gin
  • 1 oz. Maker’s Mark Bourbon
  • 1 oz. St. Germaine’s elderflower liqueur
  • Barspoonful of Conecticut honey
  • pinch of chili flakes

Mix the ingredients together – warm – to integrate the honey. Shake everything over ice, then double strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Toast Tom Thumb and sip it in many small, dignified gulps.