Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Yelverton

I was playing computer games and drinking whiskey gingers one weekend, when I ran out of ginger beer. I needed something else to mix with my whiskey. Of all the things I had on hand, Earl Grey tea was the least crazy. I gave it a shot (ha!), and it ended up being pretty amazing.

Here are the official ingredients of a Yelverton:
  • Tea, Earl Grey, hot
  • Irish whiskey
I realize I'm not the first person to come up with this, but I liked it enough, I decided it needed a name. After some digging around, I finally happened across the Wikipedia page of the Yelverton case. The Yelverton case was an important legal dispute in the 19th century that helped lead to the legal recognition of Irish and English intermarriage. Seemed fitting, given the ingredients.

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