Cocktail Cabinet

Welcome to our cocktail cabinet, the source of all our podcasting power. In this little compendium, you can find all the details that you need to drink along with the show (please drink responsibly, within your local laws, and not if you listen to the podcast while driving to work).

So break out the simple syrup, drop in a few pi-shaped ice cubes, and send your best cocktail photos to @ResearchRockPod!

Episodes Three and Four – we’ll add our fancy graphics soon!

Episode Two – the Penicillin

Worried about bacterial resistance to antibiotics? Better have one of these, quick! Why not listen to Dr Rachel Wheatley tell us why it’s a problem at the same time?

Tasting notes: The Penicillin cocktail was invented by Alexander Fleming in 1928, and originally consisted of “mold juice” grown on a petri dish. Fortunately, in 2005 New York bartender Sam Ross realised that the mold and agar jelly weren’t necessarily what you want in a cocktail and came up with this tasty alternative. The key ingredients are whisky, ginger, lemon juice and honey – all ideal for treating a cold. Unfortunately we didn’t have any honey on hand, so ended up improvising around the theme to end up with this delicious variation.

Episode One – the Hanky Panky

The Hanky Panky, your perfect accompaniment for an evening discussing the internet with Josh Cowls.

Tasting notes: The Hanky Panky is an interesting cocktail invented by an interesting woman – it was created by Ada ‘Coley’ Coleman, the first female head bartender at the Savoy, around 100 years ago. Today, the internet is home to over 74% of modern day Hanky Panky, which makes it an ideal tie-in with Josh Cowls’ research on ethics in the age of the internet.

And before you ask, when it was invented the name “hanky panky” meant “trickery” or “magic” – this is a family friendly podcast. Well, as family friendly as anything involving cocktails and bit of internet hanky panky can be, anyway.