If you're reading anything on this website, you probably enjoy cocktails, an occasional pipe or cigarette, and various other politicly-incorrect behaviour. In other words, you're normal. There's also a good chance you've watched Jeeves and Wooster, in re the A & E series. And thus, you've perhaps seen the "Kidnapped" episode. That episode, more than any others, is packed with the politically incorrect, which means it's full of reality and sanity. And hilarity. If it were in the theatres today it would be rated R, because it contains:
* Drinking of alcoholic cocktails
* Men and women smoking cigarettes and cigars--indoors
* Woman wearing a fox stole
* Black-faced minstrels
* Corporal punishment
* Portraying women in all the glory of their particularly womanly logic
* Men and women actually becoming engaged to be married, rather that just living together
* Proper gender roles (man pushing car that's out of gas, rather than woman pushing it)
Not only that, but all these elements are all portrayed in a positive and humorous light!
Well, as Bertie Wooster might say, "There it is, what?"
So what does this have to do with anything? For one, it's an awesome thing to see. And two, it reminded me of a cocktail--well, sort of--that I've been meaning to post.
It's a simple drink, and if you like both beer and eggnog, you'll probably like this. It's a medieval drink, great for a cold evening: Buttered Beer. (Due to it's alcohol, sugar and high butter content, however, it is highly incorrect according to the government.)
The recipe takes about ten minutes. You'll need:
1) One can of beer, like lager--something without a lot of fruity taste and what-not.
2) An egg yolk
3) Around 1/4 cup of sugar (or more if you like)
4) About 1/8 or so teaspoon of: nutmeg and cloves, allspice
5) About 1/16 or so teaspoon of ginger
6) 2 or 3 tablespoons of butter
Of course, all these amounts can be changed to your liking, or you can leave out a spice against which your taste buds rebel.
Then, put a smallish pot or kettle on the stove, about medium high. Put the egg yolk in, and start slowly pouring in the beer. Begin to poor right away, or the heat will scramble your egg. While you're pouring in the beer, whisk. Once all the beer is in, let it sit there until it just begins to start bubbling, then take it off the heat right away. Pour in the sugar and spices, and whisk that in well. Drop the butter into the mix, and mix that in. Then, pour it into a drinking vessel, and enjoy the sugary, spicy, buttery, alcoholic warmth.
And don't forget to watch "Kidnapped."