Today I present another oldie-but-goodie from Ted Haigh’s book. Though it’s called the Ford Cockail, it’s been around since 1895.
It may have been named after Malcom Webster Ford, a famed athlete who in 1885 and 1886 was the winner at the National Championships of the long jump, 100 meter dash and 200 meter dash, otherwise known as a triple. This feat was not accomplished again until Carl Lewis did it in 1983. Maybe he was looking forward to consuming this delightfully simple tipple after the event.