This week back in 1971, a chance encounter between two ping pong players — one American, one Chinese — led to a thaw in the cold war, and paved the way for President Nixon’s biggest political coup. Hear all about it, then bounce a jugful of this custom cocktail back and forth between friends:
The “Chairman Wow” - as served up by Shanghai barman Logan Brouse.
For a six-serving jug, pour:
- 3/10 bottle of bourbon or whiskey
- Cold store-bought green tea
Into a large pitcher with ice. Stir in honey to taste. Drink backhanded for additional “Wow” factor.