We’re not trying to glorify drunkenness here, but it’s New Year’s, which means, for a lot of people, it’s a time for drink. So after a little reminiscing about New Year’s Eves of the past, we look at the history and nomenclature of cocktails.
- Some favorite cocktails of mine and Holly’s, including bloody Marys, bees’ knees and Holly’s love of vodka
- Caloric waste in the world of cocktails
- A brief chronology of cocktails
- Recipe variations in things like Mai Tais
- A drink ordering scene in “Home Movies”
- All the things you can read into a person ordering a Sex on the Beach
- Bitters as Ny-quil for liquor
- A “Will & Grace” with hot buttered rum
- Alcohol as “for medicinal use” in the past
- Where “signature drinks” came from
- Prohibition-themed bars
- Fizzy drinks on New Year’s
- Happy New Year!
- Listener mail! It’s a Facebook note from Jokey, who wrote some more about men in early childhood education (Jokey also inspired our occupational segregation podcast).
- Gatti, Susan Irvin. Fuzzy Navels and Slippery Nipples: A Sociolinguistic Reading of the Cocktail Menu. The Journal of American Culture. Volume 26, Number 1. March 2003
- Rooney, John F. “Beer, Bourbon and Boone’s Farm: A Geographical Examination of Alcoholic Drink in the United States.” Volume 11, Issue 4.
- Cocktails from Prohibition
- Cocktail Renaissance: The Re-emergence and Re-invention of the Cocktail Way of Life