This week in 1938, aviator Douglas Corrigan took a fateful wrong turn into the history books. Inspired by Charles Lindbergh, Corrigan pledged to fly his own junker of a plane across the Atlantic. Which he did, despite the efforts of safety regulators… and with some help from what he insisted was the world’s worst sense of direction. Hear the tale… then toast Corrigan’s trip with a drink that’ll leave you spinning.
*CORRIGAN’S BLUFF, created by Brad Farran of Clover Club in Brooklyn:
In a shot glass pour:
- 3/4 oz. lemon juice
- 3/4 oz. Maraschino (liqueur)
- scant bar spoon of Creme de Violette
- 2 oz. Red Breast Irish whiskey
Claim you’re drinking something else. Drink it down, giddy with your secret knowledge. Feign ignorance if questioned. Accept punishment/hangover.