We should have done this a long time ago. This week the Army of Drunks sits down with an actual goddamn bartender to hear what life is like behind the counter. Warning: it can suck to be on the other side of you when you’re ordering a drink.
While we hear war stories from behind the bar, we investigate the Cobbler, the first American cocktail to take the world by storm in the 18th century, thanks two the combination of sherry, ice and — believe it or goddamn not — the invention of the straw. Listen as we get old-tymie loaded on both the original Sherry Cobbler, which liked you’d expect is made with sherry, and the D Cobbler, which upgrades to whiskey and ginger ale. (NSFW as always.)
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During the show, James educates us on William Schmidt, one of the first cocktail book authors in America. In fact, here he is! Look into his steely, whiskey-burned gaze as you think about what booze awaits you.
Remember, William is an innocent, but his mustache stands in judgement of you and all you’ve done… or failed to do… in this life.
DRINK ALONG AT HOME!
The Narragansett Cobbler
- Whole Peel of Orange
- Juice of one Orange
- One “jigger” whiskey (we used Canadian whiskey)
- One Bottle of Ginger Ale (though you won’t need the whole thing)
- Cracked Ice
- Berries to Garnish this Sucker
- A Paper Straw (if you’re going to be traditional about it)
- 4 oz. Dry Sherry (everyone says go for amantillado)
- 1/2 tsp simple syrup or 1 tbs sugar
- 2 or 3 Orange Slices
- Cracked Ice
- Berries and/or Mint to Garnish it to Glory
- A Goddamn Paper Straw