An ‘Evil’ Insect Brings Southerners Comfort, Inspires Nutty Cocktail - Public Radio's The Dinner Party by The Dinner Party Download published on 2012/12/07 22:11:06 +0000 Back in 1915, the insidious boll weevil decimated the cotton crops of Enterprise, Alabama… and paradoxically paved the way for a stronger local economy. Hear about the monument they erected in gratitude, then take a cotton to a drink that celebrates Enterprise’s alternate crop: “See No Weevil” - a philosophy and a custom cocktail courtesy of Wes Fraser, bartender at Bottletree in Birmingham, AL. In your favorite cocktail glass, add… 4 parts Stoli vanilla 2 1/2 parts count Creme de Cacao Splash of vanilla coconut simple syrup (to taste) 1 part Half & Half Shake and pour over ice. Sprinkle with cottonesque toasted coconut and dust with cinnamon. Raise it high, like Lady Enterprise with her weevil. Go nuts. -- "The Dinner Party" (www.dinnerpartydownload.com) is a smart, funny public radio show about everything excellent in culture, from the company that brings you "Marketplace." Think NPR meets Vanity Fair. In each episode, hosts Rico Gagliano & Brendan Francis Newnam talk with some of the world's most interesting celebrities, and along the way equip you with bad jokes, fresh drink recipes, hot food finds, odd news items... and etiquette tips from the likes of Henry Rollins and Dick Cavett. Past guests include Michelle Williams, Judd Apatow, Kid Cudi, Sir Richard Branson and others. Wallpaper magazine calls us one of their "40 Reasons To Live In The USA."