Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Spooky!

In the mood for an interesting cocktail from one of the creepiest bars in Scotland? Well, here you go!  This drink is from Jekyll & Hyde's in Edinburgh. It's called Wrath, and is one of the cocktails on the Seven Deadly Sins cocktail menu.

For starters, you'll need some decent whiskey, and some almond liqueur, like Disaronno Amaretto. And of course, a shaker and some ice. Here's what you do:
 Fill a highball glass with ice. Put a shot of whiskey, 2 tablespoons of the almond liqueur, and extra ice into the shaker. Shake vigorously, then strain into the highball glass. Top it off with cola. I'm told it's delicious!

Sadly, I can't drink these because of the unfortunate whiskey overdose I experienced back in high school. Haven't been able to so much as smell the stuff ever since! Oh well... These days, I'd rather have a frosty mug of ale or a wonderful Merlot anyway, so it's fine.    :)


While you're enjoying your Wrath, you can ponder the fact that Edinburgh Castle is one of the most haunted places in Scotland, and has been the subject of some fairly extensive  paranormal research. The original parts of the castle are more than 900 years old, and the history of the place includes some pretty nasty events:

The cells of its ancient dungeon, the site of uncounted deaths, could very well be an eternal place of unrest for numerous spirits. Other areas of Edinburgh also have ghostly reputations: the subterranean vaults of South Bridge and a disused street called Mary Kings Close where victims of the Black Death plague were sealed up to die.

Good gawd. Other material claims that Mary Kings Close was actually part of the castle grounds. At any rate, the place looks pretty creepy to me, and I don't have any trouble believing that it's haunted as hell. And I'd never set foot inside that dungeon! But that Jekyll & Hyde pub sounds pretty do-able....besides, working my way through the Seven Deadly Sins cocktail menu seems plenty adventurous!

2 Comments:

Blogger Peter of Lone Tree said...

Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Anna Van Z said...

...not to mention sicker! just sayin'....

2:00 PM  

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