The Rise of the Escalator and "the Iron Pier Swizzle"
This week back in 1859, a Massachusetts man Nathan Ames patented the idea of a “revolving stairway.” Let us walk you through the ensuing history of the escalator… then ascend to giddy heights with this custom cocktail:
The “Iron Pier Swizzle,” as patented by Katie Emmerson, bartender at The Hawthorne in Boston:
Add to a tall glass:
- 1.5 oz Bully Boy white rum
- .75 oz grapefruit juice
- .5 oz cinnamon syrup
- Barspoon grenadine
- Dash of Angostura orange bitters
Add ice, and swizzle (with a real swizzle stick), as though you’re starting a fire with a twig. Watch the frost rise gradually… then float .5 oz of brandy at the top. Sip until elevated.