This week back in 1877, Thomas Edison announced he’d invented the first working recording device — the phonograph. 134 years later we’ve got Dolby, THX… and this custom cocktail inspired by the phonograph’s special sound. Learn about it here.
The “Edison 77,” as put on record by Andrew Meieran (owner) and Andrew Smith (head bartender) at The Edison in Los Angeles:
Combine in a shaker with ice:
- 1 oz. Applejack (a New Jersey spirit, like Thomas Alva)
- 1/2 oz. lemon juice
- 1/4 oz. honey syrup
Lightly shake and empty into a champagne flute. Top with 1 oz. champagne - essential for the hiss and crackle. (Special note: Bring an unwrapped toy to The Edison before the end of the month, and they’ll serve you an Edison ‘77 on the house!)