April 13, 1999: Dr. Jack Kevorkian Found Guilty – The “Assisted Sucide” Shot
WARNING: This post contains black humor and questionable taste: -The AH0D Team
Today in 1999, right-to-die activist Dr. Jack Kevorkian was found guilty of the second-degree murder after euthanizing terminally ill patient Thomas Youk, with his “death machine”. Kevorkian, who had specialized in pathology, earned the nickname “Dr. Death” after obsessively observing the changes in dying patients while working in Detroit following the Vietnam War. He eventually became fascinated with physician-assisted suicide and built his first “death machine” in 1989. Though sentenced to 10-25 years, Kevorkian was eventually paroled in 2007.
Assisted Suicide Shot
recipe adapted from Difford’s Guide
- 1 oz Light rum
- ½ oz Jägermeister
Shake rum and Jagermeister with ice and strain into chilled shot glass. Top with cola.