Friday, June 13, 2008

Return of the Medicine Show

Some time ago, America Wants to Know posted the recipe for President Reagan's favorite White House eggnog, and to all the thousands of people who clicked on it, we would like to say, "You're welcome! Hope it helped."

If you remember, we prescribed President Reagan's eggnog for anyone who was enduring the holidays with an empty chair at the table.

And now, the America Wants to Know Traveling Medicine Show is back in town, just in time for Fathers Day.

Do we have a sleeping potion for you!

We've been doing a little research into Prohibition-era cocktails (really, it was research) and we discovered something called an Alabazam.

If you're having trouble sleeping, skip those heavily advertised prescription drugs and try this:


3 ounces brandy
2 teaspoons Cointreau (or Curacao or Triple Sec)
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon Angostura bitters

Mix all ingredients, shake or stir with ice until chilled, strain and serve.
That's a double, by the way.

Sleep tight!