I’m a huge fan of The Colbert Report, but don’t generally watch it until the encore show a day later, around dinner time. So, I just now caught this gem with master mixologist David Wondrich, who was on the show promoting his new book, Imbibe. Far more than just a collection of cocktail recipes (there are 100 of those, too), it pays homage to Jerry Thomas, known as the Pioneer of the American Bar, through stories and history. Wondrich not only teaches Stephen Colbert and “The Nation,” as it were, about some classic American cocktails from times past, but even treats us to a brand new drink… The Colbert Bump.
The Colbert Bump 1 oz cherry brandy 1½ oz gin ½ oz lemon juice Soda water In a highball glass filled with ice, add cherry brandy, gin and lemon juice. Top with soda water, stir and enjoy. Thanks to David Wondrich for popping onto The Report and treating us to yet another simple, classic, yet brand spankin’ new, cocktail. Cheers! [techtags: DAVID WONDRICH, THE COLBERT REPORT, STEPHEN COLBERT, THE COLBERT BUMP, COCKTAIL RECIPE, COCKTAIL RECIPES]