A History Lesson With Booze ®

The B3

This week in 1899, Bayer Corp. patented a little pill they called “aspirin.” For a healthy heart, listen to the history of it’s creation once a day, then take two of these and call us in the morning:


As concocted by Summer Voelker, mixologist at Salt of the Earth bar in Pittsburgh, home town of Bayer Corporation USA

Pulverize the following, as you would a chemical compound:

  • 1 capful sodium bicarbonate tablets (Italian grocery stores stock them)
  • 1 sugar cube
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and dehydrated

Place the powder into a cocktail glass, then add:

  • 1 1/2 oz. chilled vodka (preferably Pittsburgh’s Boyd & Blair)

Give the compound a quick stir with a spoon and marvel at chemistry in motion.