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‘Timeless’ Drunk History: A Cocktail For Every Episode [Season 1]

Clockblockers happily worked night and day on this #TimelessDrunkHistory cocktail menu over the past year – something to help fans take the edge off while campaigning to save their favorite show – with Timeless re-watches (aimed at encouraging the show’s renewal) inspiring Clockblockers to concoct thematic cocktails for each episode. By the time season 2 rolled around, we were ready to pre-game and party through every new episode.

The Ultimate Timeless Cocktail Menu!

Here’s a look at some fine recipes, straight from the tweets of thirsty Clockblockers around the world.

Cheers, Timeless!

Episode 1: “Pilot”


The series kicks-off big with the Hindenburg explosion in WWI.

Episode 2: “The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln”


While some Clockblockers enjoy jazzing up their cocktails, others are purists…

To elaborate, here is “Honest Abe’s” cocktail according to A History of DrinkingAdapted from Pacific Wine & Spirit Review San Francisco, November 30, 1900 as retold in a posting by Butterfly Absinthe:

  • 1 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 3 dashes simple syrup
  • 2 dashes orange curacao
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • 1 dash absinthe
  • seltzer or club soda

Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Top with club soda.

Episode 3: “Atomic City”


This episode gave us a tiny glimpse of “The Rat Pack,” but our main concern was Rittenhouse’s plot to make history go *BOOM* in 1962!

Episode 4: “Party at Castle Varlar”


Ian Flemming (Sean Maguire) hits on Lucy! James Bond inspires us to sip a stylish martini – shaken, not stirred.

Episode 5: “The Alamo”

The Time Team hangs with Davey Crockett when they get caught up in battle during the Alamo. Whether they fix a drink or history, we can count on the team.

Episode 6: “The Watergate Tape”


For a real history-inspired cocktail, why not try the “Watergate Sunset”?

  • 10ml strawberry syrup
  • 100ml pineapple juice
  • 100ml orange juice
  • 25ml Malibu
  • 25ml White Rum

Episode 7: “Stranded”

You don’t really have many options when stranded in 1754.

Episode 8: “Space Race”

As the team follows Flynn to NASA in the 1960s, see if these cocktails make you feel like you’re walking on the moon.

@HmmphThis recommends:

Of course, there’s always Tang

Episode 9: “Last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde”


When you roll with this notorious duo, you need an extra kick:

Moonshine and Fireballs

Episode 10: “The Capture of Benedict Arnold”


Episode 11: “The World’s Columbian Exposition”

Lucy, Rufus, and Wyatt meet some interesting people at the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Some of them even inspired cocktails…like “The Houdini”:

  • 2 oz Bols Genever
  • 1 oz Cocchi Americano
  • 1 oz Benedictine

According to The Washington Street Journal, Teddy Roosevelt loved mint juleps “T.R’s Libelous Mint Julep”:

  • 4 oz rye whiskey
  • 14 oz brandy
  • fresh mint
  • 1 sugar cube
  • sliced pineapple, sliced banana, orange and cherries

Gently muddle a few leaves of mint with the sugar and a good splash of water in the bottom of a glass (or silver Julep cup, if you have one). Add brandy and whiskey and then fill the cup to the rim with pulverized ice. Stir until the outside of the glass is thick with frost. Pile the top of the drink high with mint and fruit. Bully!

Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer

Episode 12: “The Murder of Jesse James”


“Wild Wild West”:

  • 1.5 oz Jack
  • 1 oz Peach Schnapps
  • 2 oz Cranberry Juice

Episode 13: “Karma Chameleon”


Wyatt is on a rogue mission to prevent his wife’s murder, but we’re shower Rufus with love for being a solid wingman.

In honor of Rufus: Banana Daiquiris and…

Episode 14: “The Lost Generation”


@UcncallmeJules provides the recipe from and story from Wine Enthusiast:

Hemingway Daiquiri Ingredients

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • ¾ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce Maraschino liqueur
  • ½ ounce ruby red grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed, if possible)
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)

Combine all ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake until well chilled. Double-strain into a coup glass. Garnish with lime wedge.

Bonus Drink: Hemingway called “Death in the Afternoon” from the same site:

“Pour one jigger absinthe into a Champagne glass. Add iced Champagne until it attains the proper opalescent milkiness. Drink three to five of these slowly.”

Episode 15: “Public Enemy No. 1”

The Time Team encounters Eliott Ness and takes on Al Capone in this awesome episode.

“The Goodfella”

  • 1 oz dark rum
  • 1⁄2 oz Cynar
  • 1⁄2 oz Averna
  • 1⁄2 oz Espresso syrup
  • 2 ds Peychaud’s Bitters

“Penni’s Amazing Cosmo” (courtesy of @Pellington21 )

  • 2 oz Raspberry Smirnoff/Vodka or Cran-Raspberry/Cran-Cherry Juice
  • Lime juice (You could also add Ginger Ale)
  • Garnish with lime

Cheers to Timeless Season 2…coming up next!

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