Good for what ails ye
As the day comes to a close, and the aches and pains of
a long day of toil seem to gang up on you, and that deep,
peaceful slumber seems a tad more elusive than it was
not so long ago -- I offer you a very special remedy for
this common human malady. Certain "social circles"
in which I circulate have come to refer to this spirituous
medicament as McCoy's Celtic Calm.
Please allow me to share this "miracle of the malt"
with you as you contemplate your evening retirement. May
you rest in peace tonight and arise on the morrow with
a new reservoir of vim and vigor.
McCoy's Celtic Calm
2 ounces of Scotch single malt (Other scotches
will do -- in an emergency.)
Juice of half a lemon
1 teaspoon Vermont maple syrup (Honey will do.)
6 ounces of hot water
Stir gently and briefly in your favorite teacup or a brandy
snifter. Sip and swallow slowly. Inhale dilatorily through the
nostrils and savor the aroma of this titillating imbibition.
Yes, truly experience this derivative of the real "cup
of kindness" to which Scotland's favorite son so eloquently
referred in his "Auld Lang Syne". The most beneficial
results may be derived when this gastronomical delight is enjoyed
about 15 minutes before one retires for the evening. Sweet dreams
to y'all, now.
Suggested single malts for the above recipe: Aberlour, Balvenie,
Cardhu, Cragganmore, Dalmore, Dalwhinnie, Edradour, Glen Garioch,
Glendronach, Glenfiddich, Glenkinchie, Glenlivet, Glenmorangie,
Highland Park, Macallan, Oban, Old Fettercairn, and any of the
Highland malts. The more characterful Islay and Campbeltown
malts should be tried later.
One "school of thought" believes that an ancient forerunner
to McCoy's Celtic Calm may be one explanation of why the legendary
King Arthur (a genuine Celt, you know) enjoyed so many "nights
around the table". There was probably a jug of this "stuff"
on it...yep, that's what this school says. Slainte!
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