Absinthe Chrysanthemum

English: Absinthe fountain with four taps at t...
English: Absinthe fountain with four taps at the Pravda Bar in New Orleans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


1 teaspoon absinthe
2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Benedictine liqueur
1/4 cup (2 ounces) dry vermouth
1 cup ice cubes
1 thin strip orange peel


Pour the absinthe, Benedictine liqueur, and vermouth into a cocktail shaker and stir. Stir in the ice and chill for a minute before straining into a glass. Add the orange peel before serving.

In my mailbox: September 1st

 This week I received “A Guile of Dragons (A Tournament of Shadows, Book 1)” from the good folks at PYR.

It’s dwarves versus dragons in this origin story for Enge’s signature character, Morlock Ambrosius!

Before history began, the dwarves of Thrymhaiam fought against the dragons as the Longest War raged in the deep roads beneath the Northhold. Now the dragons have returned, allied with the dead kings of Cor and backed by the masked gods of Fate and Chaos.

The dwarves are cut off from the Graith of Guardians in the south. Their defenders are taken prisoner or corrupted by dragonspells. The weight of guarding the Northhold now rests on the crooked shoulders of a traitor’s son, Morlock syr Theorn (also called Ambrosius).

But his wounded mind has learned a dark secret in the hidden ways under the mountains. Regin and Fafnir were brothers, and the Longest War can never be over. . . .

Some of you may have noticed the new theme. I decided to change things up a little. After visiting a few wordpress blogs, I noticed several that looked just like my blog. One blog had gone so far as to use my background (including sidebar graphics) and didn’t even bother to change the graphic’s names! I have been using a magazine styled theme on my “Attention Eathlings!” blogspot blog (link) and decided that it would be a good fit for this blog. Bear with me as I make changes over the coming weeks.

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