Episode 8: Cocktail Recipes & Recommendations

Image from FEW Spirits website

FEW Spirits Straight Bourbon Whiskey, which Paul enjoyed neat

Image: Liquor.com / Tim Nusog

French 75, one of Courtney’s favorite cocktails

  • Ingredients:
    1 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • 3 ounces Champagne (or other sparkling wine)
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Image from Food Network website
Image from FEW Spirits website

Southside Cocktail, to represent the area in which Kelly lives


  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1 sprig mint
  • 1 fresh mint leaf

Image taken from Kraken Rum’s website

Doc Oc (aka Release the Kraken), because Jamie was lazy


  • however many ounces of Kraken rum your day calls for
  • as much Dr. Pepper as will fit in the glass that’s already filled with rum


Paul: Courtney’s book An Organ of Murder: Crime, Violence, and Phrenology in 19th Century America, which you can find by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3p1YuQK and the 1974 Grateful Dead Summer Tour. Find Paul on Twitter where you can learn more about the history of FEW Spirits and their products: @fewspirits.

Courtney: the French 75, animal adoption (adopt, don’t shop), Taylor Swift’s Evermore and Folklore albums, and Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups (which are truly to die for). Find Courtney on Twitter and follow here immediately. It’ll be the best decision of your day: @Dr_C_Thompson.

Kelly: Heather Cox Richardson’s books To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party (which you can find by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3q9vlT5) and How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America (which can be find via this link: https://bit.ly/3yADALN). You can find Heather Cox Richardson on Twitter for top notch historical and political contend: @HC_Richardson.

Jamie: Matthew Gabriele and David M. Perry’s brand spankin’ new release The Bright Ages: A New History of Medieval Europe (which you can snag by clicking this link: https://bit.ly/3e2pc5t). You can find the two of them on Twitter. Follow them. You won’t be disappointed: Matt (@prof_gabriele) and David (@lollardfish).

And, as always, you can find the show on Twitter (@UncorkedHistory), as well as Kelly (@FeministKelly) and Jamie (@L_Historienne)!

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