This week in 1883, gentleman thief Black Bart finally botched a job…after pulling off 27 stagecoach robberies. The lyrical larcenist left poems - but never dead bodies - at the scene of his crimes. Hold up a custom cocktail in his dishonor.
“The Annuity,” as created by Greg Lindgren, co-owner of Rye Bar in San Francisco, where Black Bart lived the high life, served his time, and was rumored to have been offered a golden parachute.
To a mixing glass, add:
- 1 1/2 oz. California brandy (try Germaine-Robin, from Ukiah in California’s gold country)
- 1 egg white
- 3/4 oz. fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 oz. honey syrup
Shake and strain twice into a short glass. Politely hold it up. Recite some verse, and imbibe.