After a peaceful and not unpleasant sit with Mrs. Baird, I made my way upstairs, to ready myself before Frank came home. I knew his limit with sherry was two glasses, so I expected him back soon.
The wind was rising, and the very air of the bedroom was prickly with electricity. I drew the brush through my hair, making the curls snap with static and spring into knots and furious tangles.
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander (Chapter 1 – A New Beginning)
And on that rising wind walks a ghost…
I saw on Facebook that the ghost clip has been posted online, but I decided not to watch it. I think I’m developing a bit of Daily Line Syndrome with all of these clips, and I want to save some of the magic for my first viewing. You?
Speaking of the premiere on STARZ, Frank’s Sherry Tipple cocktail is the suggested sip-along cocktail on one of my #Outlander themed menus for August 9: A Romantic Picnic for Two at Castle Leoch.
Originally published in A Taste of Outlander, I’m pleased to share it here for everyone to see.
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Both of Frank’s two glasses are in this cocktail. After all, when your wife vanishes, a double is what’s needed to calm the old nerves.
Yield: 1 cocktail
- Orange Juice 2 oz
- Mint – 6 large leaves
- Sugar – 1 tsp
- Cinnamon Stick – 1
- Ice Cubes
- Dry Sherry – 4 oz
Muddle the orange juice, mint and sugar with the cinnamon stick in an old-fashioned glass. Add ice cubes, then sherry, stir, and serve.
Sláinte Mhath! (Good Health)
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