Grenadine is a bar staple that makes its way into a lot of classic beverages, from the Shirley Temple mocktail to the Prohibition-era Mary Pickford to the scotch-forward Crow. It adds sweetness and a distinctive red hue to the drinks which feature it. But, what, exactly, is grenadine? Keep reading to find out, and also for a full recipe to make this crimson syrup at home.
Every year, the American Library Association releases a list of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of the previous year. This year, I am setting a personal goal to read all 10 of the Top 10 Most Challenged Books of 2020, and I'd like to invite you to join me.
A year ago, Mary and I began Briarbook Lane, and I began to post here on my little corner of the site. It's been a real roller-coaster of a year; a lot happening in the world, and a lot happening with me, personally. What did this first year of blogging here look like for me? Let's take a look, and consider what to expect moving into the second year of this blog.
Sugar & Tea & Rum
"Soon May the Wellerman Come" aka "The Wellerman" is a sea shanty originating from New Zealand which has had a recent resurgence in popularity this year thanks to a video of the song which sparked a TikTok sea shanty trend. You can read more about the song here. As the chorus includes the lyrics "soon may the Wellerman come, to bring us sugar and tea and rum," I couldn't help but be inspired to create a cocktail in honor of this shanty.
What was a vague inkling transitioned quickly to a need to craft my own "sugar and tea and rum" cocktail when I saw artist Nikki Dee Miller's design (pictured here; click on the picture for a link to her merch featuring this design).
Keep reading below for the full recipe for my take on The Wellerman.
Elizabeth Wilcox. Writer, Avid Role-Player, Amateur Mixologist. Survivor.