This week back in 1960, the last Edsel automobile rolled off Ford’s assembly line, marking the end of one of the worst blunders in automotive design. Learn why Edsel became a synonym for disaster, and then try not to wreck yourself with this stiff drink from Motor City.
The “Edsel,” as gassed up by Robert M. Nelson, entertainer and bartender at Cafe D’Mongo’s Speakeasy in Detroit, MI:
Combine in a highball glass:
- 1.5 oz gin (alter to taste)
- 1 oz. cream… or soy milk
- Top with Vernor’s Ginger Ale (the nation’s oldest soft drink, invented in Detroit in 1866)
If you really want to get into into the spirit - stir with a rusty transmission shaft or a dipstick. Drink it down and proudly fail.