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The Granddaughter

This sweet, simple drink is the perfect companion to our First Doctor cocktail, holding onto that mysterious unearthliness, while still being a beautiful addition to your cocktail repertoire.

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2 oz. Gin
1 oz. St. Germain
¼ oz. Triple Sec
2-3 dashes Orange Bitters

Add all ingredients to a shaker filled with ice, shake well, serve up in a chilled, stemmed cocktail glass.

Susan Foreman holds the distinctive honor of being the very first Doctor Who companion, and was portrayed by Carole Ann Ford. As The Doctor’s granddaughter, they stole the TARDIS together and traveled the stars. We first find them stationed in a junkyard called Totter’s Lane in London in 1963, where Susan attends the nearby Coal Hill School. Her unearthly knowledge of mathematics and history intrigue her teachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, who follow Susan back to Totter’s Lane and force their way into the TARDIS against the wishes of The Doctor. Together they go on many adventures through space and time. Susan encapsulated the teenager of the 1960’s, a “modern woman” with a short black haircut and a hands-on attitude. In addition to being the first companion, she also invented the acronym “T.A.R.D.I.S.,” can fly the TARDIS, and was the first character to leave the program. Susan flew with The Doctor since the first episode in 1963 until 1964, two stories into the show’s 2nd season, when she falls in love with 22nd Century freedom fighter David Campbell. The Doctor realizes that Susan deserves a life of her own and locks her out of the TARDIS. To this day, her departure is considered one of the memorable moments in the show’s history.  She appeared once more in the 1983 special The Five Doctors as well as the 1993 charity special Dimensions in Time.

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