Characters in Shakespeare's plays eat and drink a lot of different kinds of dishes. From ale to meat pies, there's plenty of quaffing and feasting in the Bard's works. Today, we're going to try out a historically accurate recipe that anyone can enjoy, Cider Syllabub, before moving on to the adults-only A Midsummer Night's Beam.
This week, make these Shakespearean drinks! Research or invent other period-accurate or Shakespeare-inspired recipes! Send anything you make to email@example.com - we want to see it, and we might even try to make it ourselves.
Taken from The Shakespeare Cookbook by Andrew and Maureen Dalby
1/2 cup apple cider
3 tsp. light brown sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp. simple syrup
1 tbsp. sugar or vanilla sugar
Nutmeg, to taste (optional)
Combine apple cider and light brown sugar in a small bowl. Let sit for 10 minutes until light brown sugar dissolves.
Add cider mixture and heavy whipping cream to a mixing bowl.
Beat cider and cream with an electric mixer until mixture reaches soft peaks.
Use simple syrup and sugar to rim a glass.
Spoon cider syllabub into glass.
Top with nutmeg if desired, and enjoy!
A Midsummer Night's Beam
Taken from Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle
Must be 21 or older to make - please drink responsibly!
8 mint leaves
1/2 oz. lime juice
2 tsp. granulated sugar
2 oz. Jim Beam® Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (or other bourbon as preferred)
Club soda or tonic water to taste
Add mint leaves, lime juice and granulated sugar to a glass.
Muddle to combine.
Top with club soda or tonic water to desired level.
Stir, sip, enjoy!