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May 1, 2021

Join Sherry and Marshall as they reveal some of the myths that were created from Hollywood westerns.

In this episode they discuss what saloons really looked like inside and the drinks served in them. They also cover gunfights, Indians, clothing, and men on horses chasing stage coaches and trains.

This show's lagniappe:


Whiskey Punch

While at Fort Bridger on the Oregon Trail, trapper James Beckwourth served the Cheyenne chief Mo-he-nes-to (The Elk That Calls) and his wife “whisky punch, well-flavored with spices.”

Serves 2

Juice of 1 lemon

4 ounces whiskey

2 teaspoons sugar

2 dashes brandy

Shake all ingredients together. Strain into glasses or goblets that have been filled with shaved or crushed ice. Garnish with fruit.

Source: Adapted from Harry Johnson’s Bartender’s Manual, 1882


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