199. Burnt Brandy and Peach

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This cocktail splits the difference between the recent hardly-a-cocktail two-ingredient recipes and, well, medicine. But the first cocktails were made by apothecaries, so maybe he’s right on here!

Ripped from the headlines, Donald Trump may be burnt by his choice of lawyer, who is currently being investigated for various financially-related crimes including campaign finance violations. The FBI raided his office on Monday as part of an investigation not necessarily connected to the Russian interference investigation, but spawned from it. Of course, Trump has many other choices he may be burnt by in the future — his life may soon not be peaches and cream.

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35. 69th Regiment Punch

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There are of course many different 69th Regiments in various military units, but the one that makes the most sense is the “Fighting Irish” from New York. Since this cocktail is similar to some of the other toddy-esque ones we’ve done in the past, but with an addition of Irish spirit, it connects up with the infantry unit? I guess?

This past weekend was the 69th Herring Festival in Jamesville, North Carolina. I was going to put some actual news in this one but then, herring festival. So there you go.

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212. “Arf and Arf” – London

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This number is actually two drinks, but I only know what one of the variations actually means. As a result, this is only the London version. To that end, please let me know if you have a sense of the difference between “new” and “old” ale, and then I can do the American one.

In honor of National Puppy Day (puppies go “arf,”  right?) on Friday, here is an example of the fine, hard-hitting journalism we all expect from The Guardian.

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218. Sherry and Egg

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Rather than say anything else in introduction for this “drink,” I instead show you the following video, which just about sums up my feelings right now.

Apparently there’s been some research in Japan on using egg whites to catalyze the production of hydrogen, minimizing the amount of energy needed to do so. Which is important, because right now it often takes more fossil fuels to create hydrogen than driving a car running on hydrogen actually saves. If you don’t read the article, at least skip down to the last paragraph, which is great.

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216. Brandy and Soda

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I guess it’s just because these are the first cocktails, really, but they seem (to me) to hardly count as cocktails. Oh well. You do you, Jerry, you do you.

So news is also really tough for drinks that are only named after the ingredients they have in them… Here’s something about someone getting murdered over a bottle of brandy. In Namibia, apparently.

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220. Sherry and Ice

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Come on, these are just getting ridiculous. Ice should not be an ingredient. Unless you blend it, in which case I give it a pass.

However, on the bright side, this one is easy to news. Because sports on ice are fun to watch at the Olympics. Unfortunately, it has not been going so well for Team USA’s figure skaters… I don’t usually watch that much skating but have a fair amount this year; it seems like people are falling a lot more than I would expect. Is this normal? OR IS IT A KOREAN PLOT?!?!?!? Let me know.

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