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An energy drink that contained radium was actually a thing in the 1920s
People who enjoy playing the cult post-apocalyptic game franchise Fallout are surely familiar with “Nuka Cola”. For those who don’t know, Nuka-Cola is a fictional soft drink that is omnipresent throughout the game.

It glows with a sickly radioactive glow, and it satirizes America’s fascination with radium from the beginning of the 20th century. It may seem downright crazy, but a radioactive energy drink actually existed in the 1920s and people believed in its magical properties. [....] “RadiThor”, an energy drink produced from 1918 to 1928 by the Bailey Radium Laboratories in East New Jersey. William J. A. Bailey, a Harvard dropout, created the drink by simply dissolving ridiculous quantities of radium in water.
radithor  radiation  nuka-cola  drinks  soft-drinks  history  1920s  radium  fallout 
8 weeks ago by jm
World's top 100 cocktails of 2016
per Difford's Guide -- Amaretto Sour, Margarita, Bramble, Espresso Martini, Old-Fashioned, Negroni, White Lady and Manhattan up there.
cocktails  diffords  2016  review  booze  drinks 
11 weeks ago by jm
Mendota
a variation on the mimosa, with an IPA and grapefruit juice -- sounds like Brewdog's Elvis Juice
beer  drinks  cocktails  ipa  grapefruit  recipes 
october 2016 by jm
Engineer’s Guide to Drinks
excellent blueprint-style poster covering all the major cocktails
cocktails  drinks  engineering  posters  blueprints  graphics  pdf 
january 2016 by jm
Beachbum Berry — Latitude 29 Formula Orgeat
The legendary Jeff "Beachbum" Berry, tiki-cocktail wizard, has partnered with a Brooklyn-based orgeat maker to provide the key ingredient for an original Trader-Vic-style Mai Tai. may be a bit tricky to ship to Ireland though!
orgeat  cocktails  drinks  mai-tai  tiki  beachbum-berry 
december 2015 by jm
The Best Bourbon Cocktail You’ve Never Heard Of
The "Paper Plane", by Sam Ross of Chicago's "Violet Hour":

.75 oz Bourbon
.75 oz Aperol
.75 oz Amaro Nonino
.75 oz Fresh lemon juice

ice-filled shaker, shake, strain.
bourbon  drinks  cocktails  recipes  aperol  amaro-nonino  lemon 
september 2015 by jm
Critiki's top 10 tiki bars in the world
not a one in Europe, of course! I need to hit up one of these sometime
tiki  bars  drinks  polynesian  midcentury  trader-vic  critiki 
september 2015 by jm
Old Fashioned 101
Circa 1800, the Cocktail was a “hair of the dog” morning drink that tamed spirits with water, sugar and bitters (patent medicine). The late 19th Century expanded the use of the word “cocktail” to encompass just about any mixed drink. Since then, the Old Fashioned—literally, the old-fashioned way of making a cocktail—has been our contemporary expression of the original drink.

During the 20th Century, various bad ideas encrusted the Old Fashioned. Here we will strip off those barnacles to expose the amazingly simple and sublime drink beneath.


thanks to Ben for this one...
recipe  alcohol  drinks  cocktails  old-fashioned  bourbon  bitters 
november 2013 by jm

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