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Aug 23, 2021

Jerry ThomasJoin Marshall and Sherry as they share some insights into some of the West's most famous bartenders aka mixologists. Learn about Jerry Thomas, Harry Johnson, and William Boothby.


This show's lagniappe:


Boothby Cocktail

Makes 1 drink


1 1/4 oz whiskey

1 oz Italian vermouth

2 drops Angostura bitters

2 dashes orange bitters


1 oz champagne or sparkling wine, chilled

1 stemmed maraschino cherry


Place the whiskey, vermouth, and bitters in a mixing glass. Fill two-thirds with ice and then stir and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Add the cherry and then float the champagne on top.

Recipe from The American Bar-Tender, William "Cocktail" Boothby, 1891, courtesy of the Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA. 


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To learn more about Sherry Monahan and her books, visit her website

To learn more about Marshall Trimble and his work, visit his website.

Experience History:


Palace Hotel, San Francisco, California

Occidental Hotel, Buffalo, Wyoming

Golden Elixir of the West book


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