The-Jake-cocktail It seems only appropriate to honor Brown's birthday with his signature cocktail, The Jake.

As the story goes, Brown went into a local watering hole last summer to watch the World Cup. This establishment happened to sell egg creams and in a fit of drunken genius Brown asked the bartender to add a shot of bourbon to one for him. The bartender fielded the request and admitted to Brown that it tasted pretty good.

Unreasonably proud of his accomplishment Brown declared "You're welcome. I think you should put it on the menu and call it the Jake." While this honor was never bestowed upon Brown, he was given the courtesy of not being kicked out of the bar for being obnoxious.

Under more sober circumstances he's tweaked the recipe with the addition of Cherry Heering for a celebratory, symbolic cherry on top.

  • 2 ounces Four Roses bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Cherry Heering
  • 1/2 ounce Fox's U-Bet Chocolate Syrup
  • 2 ounces whole milk
  • 4 ounces seltzer water

In a cocktail shaker add ice, chocolate syrup, milk, and bourbon. Shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds.

Pour into a collins or pint glass, ice and all, and top off with seltzer water. Give the drink a gentle stir, insert a straw, and serve.