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40 minutes | Jul 8, 2022
Bronx: Happyland Fire/Batman and Bill
While drinking the Bronx we talk New York. Shelley describes the tragic Happyland nightclub fire while Bekah discusses the origins of Batman and the man behind him. Drinking: The Bronx 2 oz gin ¼ oz dry vermouth ¼ oz sweet vermouth 1 oz orange juice 2 dashes orange bitters Orange slice Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with orange slice.
54 minutes | May 30, 2022
Churchill: Winston's Heritage/Churchill's Spy Files
While sipping on the smoky cocktail, Bekah examines Winston Churchill's heritage including his parents Jennie Jerome and Lord Randolph. Shelly opens the files of Churchill's spy legacy. Drinking: Churchill 1.5 oz. scotch whisky .5 oz. sweet vermouth .5 oz. orange liqueur .5 oz. fresh lime juice Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
41 minutes | Mar 20, 2022
Rock 'n' Rolla: Payola Scandal/Woodstock Fesitval
While sampling this rockin' drink, Shelley examines the "payola" scandal of the 50's and 60's while Bekah describes the original Woodstock Festival. Drinking: Rock 'n' Rolla 1 ½ oz. high proof bourbon 1 oz. apple juice ¾ oz. lemon juice ½ oz. maple syrup ¼ oz. allspice dram 2 dashes angostura bitters Ground nutmeg Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a lowball glass with ice. Garnish with ground nutmeg.
46 minutes | Feb 20, 2022
Capricorn: The Zodiac Killer/Ben Franklin and Astrology
While sipping on the fruity, bourbon-forward Capricorn, Shelley examines the high profile Zodiac Killer case. Bekah explores Benjamin Franklin's love of astrology and how it contributed to the date of our nation's independence. Drinking: Capricorn 1 oz. bourbon ½ oz. apricot brandy ½ oz. lemon juice 2 oz. orange juice Place all ingredients into shaker filled with ice. Shake to mix and pour into an old fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange slice.
60 minutes | Jan 23, 2022
Hearst Martini: William Randolph Hearst/Patty Hearst Kidnapping
In a clear case of tailoring a drink to a topic we wanted to talk about, Bekah examines the fascinating life of William Randolph Hearst. Shelley details the kidnapping of Patricia "Patty" Hearst and the subsequent events that took place. Drinking: Hearst Martini 2 oz. dry gin 1 oz. vermouth 1 dash orange bitters 1 dash aromatic bitters Stir all ingredients with ice and strain into chilled glass. Garnish with orange zest twist.
58 minutes | Jan 2, 2022
Creole Scream: Madame LaLaurie/Marie Laveau
This Creole version of Crime and Time has us talking about the infamous Madame LaLaurie and the fascinating Marie Laveau. Thank you to listener James for the drink suggestion. Drinking: Creole Scream 1 ⅓ oz. light rum ⅔ oz. dry vermouth 1 dash Angostura bitters ⅓ oz. grenadine Mix the rum, grenadine, vermouth, and Angostura. Shake with ice. Strain into martini glass. Add an olive.
57 minutes | Dec 5, 2021
Guillotine: France's Reign of Terror/The Vampire of Dusseldorf
After trying this strange cocktail, we talk guillotines. Bekah gives a summary of France's Reign of Terror, while Shelley examines the infamous Vampire of Dusseldorf. Drinking: The Guillotine 1 oz. Mezcal ¾ oz. Scotch Whisky ¼ oz. Banana Liqueur ¼ oz. Honey Syrup Lemon Peel Pour all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice. Stir well and strain into a snifter with ice. Garnish with a lemon peel.
49 minutes | Nov 21, 2021
The Journalist: Yellow Journalism/Vlado Taneski
After a major recording snafu, we talk journalists. Bekah explores the rise of "yellow journalism" while Shelley explains the horrible case of Macedonian journalist Vlado Taneski. Drinking: The Journalist ¾ oz. gin ¼ oz. dry vermouth ¼ oz. sweet vermouth ¼ oz. orange curacao ¼ oz. lemon 1 dash angostura bitters Shake all ingredients together with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass.
83 minutes | Nov 7, 2021
Astronaut: Lisa Nowak/The Mercury Seven
Space. The final frontier. That's what we're talking about. Shelley talks about the much covered story of astronaut Lisa Nowak and her obsession gone wrong. Bekah gives a rundown of the Mercury 7 astronauts. Drinking: The Astronaut 1 oz. Light rum 1 oz. vodka 1 oz. lemon juice Dash of passion fruit juice Lemon wedge Add rum, vodka, lemon juice, and passion fruit juice into cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake and then strain into an old-fashioned glass filled with ice. Garnish with lemon wheel.
63 minutes | Oct 17, 2021
Hurricane: 5 Historical Hurricanes/Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
While drinking the famous hurricane cocktail, Bekah talks about five hurricanes that changed history. Shelley retells the account of Rubin "hurricane" Carter and his supposed wrongful convitiction. Drinking: HURRICANE 2 oz. light rum 2 oz. dark rum 1 oz. lime juice 1 oz. orange juice ½ oz. passion fruit puree ½ oz. simple syrup 1 tsp. Grenadine Add the light and dark rums, lime and orange juices, passion fruit puree, simple syrup, and grenadine into a shaker with ice. Shake until well chilled. Strain into a large hurricane glass over ice. Garnish with an orange half-wheel and cherry.
48 minutes | Sep 26, 2021
Southside: The Southside Strangler/Pullman Company Town
While enjoying a lovely Southside cocktail, Shelley tells the not so lovely story of the Southside Strangler. Bekah explores George Pullman's vision of a utopian company town. Drinking: The Southside 1.5 oz. Gin infused with butterfly pea flower .75 oz. fresh lemon juice .75 oz. simple syrup 8-10 fresh mint leaves Muddle mint leaves gently in mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with mint sprig.
61 minutes | Sep 5, 2021
Coco Chanel Martini: Andrew Cunanan/Coco Chanel
While sipping a luxurious cocktail, the gals talk fashion. Shelley details the downward spiral of Andrew Cunanan culminating in the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace. Bekah takes a look at the fascinating fashion icon Coco Chanel. Drinking: Coco Chanel Martini 3 oz. coconut vodka 1 oz. elderflower liqueur Add the coconut vodka and elderflower liqueur into a shaker with ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass.
51 minutes | Aug 22, 2021
Blarney Stone: The Blarney Stone/Murders on Blarney Stone Way
While trying to enjoy the Blarney Stone cocktail, Bekah details the history of the Blarney Stone and myths surrounding this iconic rock. Shelley describes the tragic murders of Texas DA Mike Mclelland, his wife Cynthia, and Prosecutor Mark Hasse and their connection to Blarney Stone Way. Drinking: The Blarney Stone 2 oz. irish whiskey 1 oz. creme de menthe 1 oz. green chartreuse Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a cocktail glass.
51 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Long Island Iced Tea: Defeo Murders/The Last Long Island Witch Trial
While putting back a few long island iced teas, Shelley explores the origins of the Amityville Horror story with the brutal murders of the Defeo family. Bekah details the bewitching of Elizabeth Gardner and the subsequent witch trial. Drinking: Long Island Iced Tea .5 oz. vodka .5 oz. rum .5 oz. gin .5 oz. tequila .5 oz. triple sec 1 oz. sweet and sour mix 1 oz. cola 1 lemon slice Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour vodka, rum, gin, tequila, triple sec, and sour mix over ice; cover and shake. Pour cocktail into a Collins or hurricane glass; top with splash of cola for color. Garnish with a lemon slice.
78 minutes | Jul 25, 2021
Mint Julep: Kentucky Derby/Fanfreluche Kidnapping
While sipping on a refreshing libation, the gals talk horse. Bekah gives us the definitive (for us) history of the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. Shelley outlines the successful kidnapping of Secretariat's mother Fanfreluche. Also, we open a fan gift from our awesome listener Justin!! Drinking: Mint Julep 2.5 oz. kentucky bourbon whiskey 1.5 tsp. Sugar 10 Mint leaves plus sprig for garnish Seltzer Water Place the mint leaves in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass and top with the sugar. Muddle these together until the leaves begin to break down. Add a splash of seltzer water, fill the glass 3/4 full with crushed ice, and add the bourbon. Top with another splash of seltzer, stir, and garnish with a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.
56 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
Paloma: Pepsi Paloma/Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla
Shelley enlightens us on the "Soft Drink Beauties" of the Filipino film industry and the sad life of Pepsi Paloma. Bekah examines the life of Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and his push for Mexican Independence. Drinking: The Paloma 2 oz. Tequila 4 oz. Grapefruit Soda ½ oz. Lime Juice Salt for rim Rim a collins glass with salt. Begin by wetting the rim with a lime wedge, then roll it in a small dish of salt. Fill the glass with ice and add the tequila and lime juice. Top it off with grapefruit soda and enjoy.
76 minutes | Jun 20, 2021
Corona Sunrise: Carlotta of Mexico/Juan Corona
While trying the 2021 drink of the summer, Bekah heads south to talk about the strange and interesting former queen of Mexico while Shelley talks about a hometown serial killer. Drinking: Corona Sunrise 1 bottle Corona Extra 1.5 oz. Tequila 1.5 oz. Orange Juice .5 oz. Grenadine Lime Wedge Drink or pour out half of the bottle of Corona down to the top of the label. Pour all ingredients into the bottle. Plug the top of the bottle with your thumb, and tip upside down to shake all ingredients.Squeeze the lime and place in the mouth of the bottle
52 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Kentucky Buck: The Tansy Book Heist/Bloody Monday
The girls sit back and talk Kentucky. Shelley examines the hilarious Tansy Book Heist as made famous by the motion picture "American Animals," while Bekah takes a look at a dark day in Louisville known as Bloody Monday. Drinking: The Kentucky Buck 2 Strawberries, hulled .5 oz. simple syrup 2 oz. Kentucky Bourbon .75 oz. fresh lemon juice 2 dashes Angostura bitters 3 oz. ginger beer Gently muddle the strawberries with the Simple Syrup in a cocktail shaker. Add the bourbon, lemon juice, and Angostura bitters, then fill with ice and shake vigorously for 10–15 seconds. Double strain into a highball glass filled with fresh ice and top with the ginger beer. Garnish with a fresh strawberry.
77 minutes | May 23, 2021
Margarita: Kiki Camarena/Rita Hayworth
While sipping a classic, Shelley tells us about the heroic and tragic story of Kiki Camarena. Bekah details the fascinating life of starlet Rita Hayworth. Drinking: MARGARITA 1.5 oz. blanco tequila 1 oz. orange liqueur .5 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice Salt for rimming Lime wedge Salt your glass: Pour some kosher salt into a wide bowl or small dish. Take a wedge of lime and generously rub it around the rim of your glass. Dip the rim into the salt. Fill glass with ice. Place tequila, orange liqueur, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake for 10 seconds and strain into a prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.
55 minutes | May 9, 2021
Royal Hawaiian: Queen Lili'uokalani/Death of Jane Stanford
Sipping on a new twist on an island cocktail, we go back to Victorian era Hawaii. Bekah recounts the life and times of Queen Liliuokalani while Shelley describes the last days of Jane Stanford. Drinking: The Royal Hawaiian 1.5 oz. Empress 1908 Gin 1 oz. pineapple juice .5 oz. fresh lemon juice .5 oz. orgeat syrup Pineapple slice Shake all ingredients except gin with ice. Strain into collins glass with crushed ice. Layer gin on top. Garnish with pineapple slice.
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