Episode 66: Arkansas Cave People // Ham and Eggs

Patrice and Marleah drink Bartender Courtney’s Sticky Sticky Basil Mojitos and talk vibrating welding guns, underground cities, white people peaches, and blues.

Arkansas Cave People //

From The Boonies to inner earthers, Patrice talks about her introduction to Richard Shaver & The Shaver Mysteries.

Ham and Eggs //

Peach festivals started in Georgia in 1895 featuring parades, pageantry, and white women dressed in full dryad. What did black farmers do, since they weren’t invited to this party? Welcome to the Ham and Egg Show!

Shoutouts!

EPISODE DRINK:

Sticky Sticky Basil Mojito

By Bartender Courtney

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 large basil leaves, divided
  • 1/4 C plus 2 tsp superfine or granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 C lime juice
  • 1/2 C white rum
  • About 1/2 C cold club soda
  • Lime wedges

PREPARATION

  • Make basil sugar for glass rim:
    • Put 2 basil leaves and 1/4 C sugar in food processor until blended
    • Set aside on a plate
  • In a shaker combine lime juice, 4 TB sugar, remaining basil leaves
  • Muddle with muddler or wooden spoon until leaves are broken up
  • Add rum and a few ice cubes
  • Shakeshakeshake
  • Rub a lime wedge along rim of 2 lowball glasses and dip in basil sugar (reserving remaining sugar for more cocktails)
  • Add a few ice cubes to each glass
  • Remove top from shaker (do not strain) and divide mixture between glasses
  • Top off each with club soda and stir
  • Garnish with a lime wedge and/or basil leaf

Makes two drinks, or one double in a highball. Enjoy!

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