Hump Day Happy Hour
A Dark Drink for Edgar Allen Poe's BirthdayBy Julie Fishman
This week, we're celebrating the birth of an American classic, writer Edgar Allan Poe, with an all-American concoction. A pivotal player in American lit, Poe's twisted tales and perverse poems remain haunting nearly 200 years after their original publication.
Applejack brandy that gives this week's punch a kick was popular during Poe's time. Sip some “American Pie Punch,” dim the lights, and read The Raven to be instantly transported to the 19th century (sans the stifling corsets).
Created for Glo by all-star chef David Myers, “American Pie Punch” is the perfect potion for a murder mystery dinner party. Easy to make and sure to impress, your guests will need this cocktail to cut the tension when the butler's body is found in the billiard room. Will Mrs. Peacock be next?
“Apple Pie Punch”
3 red apples, diced
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp brown sugar
16 oz. applejack
¼ stick butter
Pie crust (cooked and crispy)
Directions: Melt butter in pan and add apples, cinnamon and brown sugar. Break down apples until soft and set aside in fridge to cool. Once cooled, use 1 tbsp of the apple mix to every 2 oz. of applejack. Rim glasses with crushed pie crust and serve with crushed ice.
David Myers is the head chef and owner of Comme Ca, located in Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
Poe's writing still gives us the chills. In a good way.Bettmann/Corbis