Wednesday, December 31, 2014

HFF #15: Sacred and Profane

Last Post of 2014!

The Challenge: Make a food with religious significance, associated with a sacred celebration, or with a thematic name.  [I'm late on this one, which was set to end last Saturday the 27th, because I had trouble finding something suitable.]

The Receipt: A Bishop (Protestant) from How to Mix Drinks: Or, The Bon-Vivant's Companion by Jerry Thomas
183. A Bishop 
4 table spoons of white sugar 
2 tumblers of water 
1 lemon in slices 
1 bottle of claret 
4 table spoons of Santa Cruz or Jamaica [rum]

Year & Region: 1862, American

How Did You Make It: Sliced lemon and stirred in with all other ingredients.  Served over ice.

Time to Complete: 5 minutes

Total Cost: Varies with the quality of the wine and rum.

How Successful Was It: Good.  Tasted like cold, slightly sweet wine.

How Accurate Was It: Substituted a cabernet sauvignon for claret (budgetary reasons).

"A Bishop (Protestant)" from "How to Mix Drinks", 1862

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