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Each episode includes our world famous "History Lesson with Booze" segment - the part of the show where we tell a bartender about something that happened in history and they design a drink based on that history.
“The Eiffel Tower”
On May 6th, 1889, the Eiffel Tower opened to the public – it served as the entrance to the World’s Fair in Paris. The tallest structure on Earth at the time, it still failed to impress many of France’s most famous artistes, who considered it a dark stain on the City of Light. The Tower nevertheless endured long past its original 20-year expiration date… a fact we celebrate with this summery Francophile concoction.
RECIPE, as created for the DPD by Alan Walter at Iris restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA:
In shaker over ice add:
3 oz. Lillet
½ oz. chartreuse
¼ oz. pine needle syrup (or substitute simple syrup infused with a green herb, like basil)
1 egg white
Juice from ½ lemon
Shake hard until the egg white forms a froth. Strain and serve in tall, fluted, upside-down-Eiffel-Tower-esque glass. Garnish with ennui and chase with endless, endless cigarettes.