Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Arkham Horror

During the camping trip we played some Arkham Horror.  Six investigators versus Cthulhu.  We got him down to about 5 points before we were all killed and devoured.  Still, a fun game.  Once we get a few more sessions under our belts (we've only played a few times), I think we will look into some of the expansion sets.  The King in Yellow will likely be first....

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Back to the Dungeon

As we are all off this week, I plan on getting in a few sessions of Purple Mountain.  We should finish the first level, I hope.  Updates as they happen, and when the level is cleared I'll post my conversion notes.

Amber Witch

Just got back from camping over the holiday weekend.  Right before we left I went to the liquor store and chanced across something I'd never seen before: Strega.  From Wikipedia:

Strega (or Liquore Strega), is an Italian herbal liqueur produced since 1860 by the S. A. Distilleria Liquore Strega in Benevento, Campania, Italy. Its yellow color comes from the presence of saffron in its recipe. Liquore Strega is 80 proof (40%) and among its approximately 70 herbal ingredients are mint and fennel. Strega is considered a digestif, meant for drinking after meals.
Strega has a similar appearance to Galliano (though less vibrantly yellow). It is slightly sweet, semi-viscous, and has a bold, complex flavor with strong minty or coniferous notes.
Strega, of course, is 'witch' in Italian, so that didn't hurt either.  Anyway, I have a new favorite drink over absinthe.  It is very good neat, and I also invented my own cocktail using it.  Try it out and let me know what you think.  I call it the Amber Witch: equal parts Strega, orange juice, and quality ginger ale, on the rocks.