4 Bizarre drinks folks beloved in 1776 | Methods to Drink

Let’s unpack some of America’s most popular myths while I make early American cocktails. Our founding fathers sure knew how to have a good time.

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00:00 – Mythbusters HTD style
00:44 – Flip
05:28 – Tasting Notes
05:55 – Thanksgiving Myths
08:12 – Rattle Skull
09:45 – Tasting Notes
10:51 – King George Myths
14:39 – Philadelphia Fish House Punch
20:16 – Tasting Notes
21:22 – Ben Franklin Misquotes
23:37 – Stone Fence and Ethan Allen
28:01 – Tasting Notes
31:30 – Thanks for sticking around

In a bowl whisk together
1.5 oz. or 45 ml. Jamaican Rum (Smith and Cross)
Large bar spoon or two of brown sugar
1 oz. or 30 ml. water
1 whole egg
In a large mug
Pour dark brown ale
Heat up your toddy iron
Dunk toddy iron into beer and add rum mixture as it heats
Roll with another mug to mix

Rattle Skull:
Built in large mug
1 Mug of Porter
1.5 oz. or 45 ml. Jamaican Rum (Smith and Cross)
.75 oz. or 22 ml. Lime Juice
A barspoon of brown sugar
Top with fresh nutmeg

Philadelphia Fish House Punch (reduced recipe)
Start by making a pot of black tea
In Punch Bowl
.5 cup oleo sacrum
1 cup of black tea
2 oz. or 60 ml. Lemon Juice
4 oz. or 120 ml. Rum (Appleton Estate)
4 oz. or 120 ml. Rum (Smith and Cross)
4 oz. or 120 ml. Cognac (Hennessy)
1 oz. or 30 ml. Peach Brandy (Orchard)
Add ice and stir

Stone Fence:
2 oz. or 60 ml. Bourbon (Weller 107)
Top off with cider
Garnish with mint
Add a few dashes of Angostura Bitters (optional)

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