A History Lesson With Booze ®

The Blood & Straw

This week in 1814, the physician who lent his name to one of France’s best-known inventions died. Learn about Dr. Guillotin and his “enlightened” death machine, and then drink this custom cocktail ‘til your head falls off

The Blood & Straw

as devised by Brian Wilshire of Bar Tonique in New Orleans’ French Quarter.

In a shaker, add equal parts:

  • Ansac Cognac VS
  • Cynar artichoke amaro
  • Luxardo “Sangue Morlacco” cherry liqueur
  • fresh orange juice

Shake and pour into a shot or martini glass. Raise the drink high, then down it swiftly and dispassionately.