Sunday, May 07, 2006

In A Pickle

A good friend once told us of a maiden aunt serving as nurse during World War Two whose waterbag was much favoured by her colleagues as it always appeared to provide sweeter water than theirs.

Then one day she rinsed it out and discovered the remains of the tropical frog that had hopped in and croaked in there.

Not half as bad as this:

Hungarian builders who drank their way to the bottom of a huge barrel of rum while renovating a house got a nasty surprise when a pickled corpse tumbled out of the empty barrel, a police magazine website reported... said the body of the man had been shipped back from Jamaica 20 years ago by his wife in the barrel of rum in order to avoid the cost and paperwork of an official return. ...workers said the rum in the 300-litre barrel had a "special taste" so they even decanted a few bottles of the liquor to take home.
Now here's recipe for a Zombie:

20ml Light Rum
20ml Golden Rum
20ml Jamaican Rum
20ml OP Rum
Fresh lime juice
Fresh passionfruit juice
Fresh pineapple juice
Sugar syrup

Pour the first 3 rums into a cocktail shaker and add a large dash of lime juice. Add 2 large dashes of both other juices and a dash of sugar syrup to taste. Shake sharply and pour into a highball glass filled with ice. Float the OP rum on top.
-- Nick

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