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asdf2231
03-17-2009, 09:03 PM
Amish Bar Serves Old School Cocktails

Amish Bar Serves Old School Cocktails
March 17th, 2009 · No Comments
Lancaster, PA -17 March 2009- Staff. Although the Amish aren’t known for their drinking, an Amish ‘entrepreneur’ is planning to bring back some “Plain People” tastes from the past with a new, Amish themed saloon and concert hall planned to open later this year.


Troy Blauch, a local farmer who left an Amish community in rural Pennsylvania during his Rumspringa, or transition period, plans to feature uniquely Amish concoctions in the new establishment. “You wouldn’t know it from what you read, but there is a precedent for Amish cocktails,” says Blauch. “Most histories gloss over the fact as shameful, but I think the world and the Amish themselves are willfully ignoring a fascinating piece of history. No matter what your beliefs, humans everywhere know how to have a good time.”

The menu will feature drinks not commonly served since the Middle Ages: Gin pine fizz, whiskey with bitter soda, Cherry bock, mint grog, just to name a few. The Amish are commonly viewed as a hardworking, ascetic people, and most Amish either drink very little or abstain completely. Still, Blauch maintains that his idea is legitimate. “Every group of people of European descent has this kind of history,” insisted Blauch. “The Amish have made some fine cocktails in their time.”

Indeed, the Amish are mainly of Swiss-German descent, and all of Northern Europe has a common history of producing and consuming greater than average amounts of alcohol. Though not entirely implausible, however, this is the first time anybody has attempted to even construct, much less commercialize the drinking history of the Amish.

The bar, which will be named the Buggy Stop, will also serve more common drinks, but it will also feature traditional Amish music, which typically involves a full choir and a simple, three string version of the mandolin. “It will be hot, in a completely unique and Amish way,” promised Blauch.

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Gingersnap
03-17-2009, 09:18 PM
Little known fact: water was so heavily contaminated both in cities and on farms that alcoholic beverages were the standard drink (in various alcohol contents) for men, women and children from Jamestown through the Civil War period in this country.

These people woke up to small beer and hard cider and retired with whiskey and rum. Shockingly, they managed to open the Frontier, implement the Industrial Revolution, and create the families of our most revered poets, writers, legislators, and teachers.

You'll notice how things have gone downhill since "spirits" got a bad name.

asdf2231
03-17-2009, 09:22 PM
I just love this though. Lancaster is a regular vacation spot for me as they hold gaming conventions there and the idea of going to an Amish Nightclub just tickles me to the bone.

The running joke at the Cons was that there was a new Amish Strip Club that had opened that featured full frontal ankle. :D

Gingersnap
03-17-2009, 09:36 PM
Speaking of spirits (not Amish ankles), I'm aiming to make apple jack this year. I have zillion apple trees and I don't eat apples without hard, sharp cheese so those puppies have to go somewhere.

Maybe the Amish have a good recipe!

/threadjack off

asdf2231
03-17-2009, 09:47 PM
Speaking of spirits (not Amish ankles), I'm aiming to make apple jack this year. I have zillion apple trees and I don't eat apples without hard, sharp cheese so those puppies have to go somewhere.

Maybe the Amish have a good recipe!

/threadjack off


Hey post the process you use when you get around to it wouldja?

I loves me some apple jack!

Gingersnap
03-17-2009, 10:06 PM
Hey post the process you use when you get around to it wouldja?

I loves me some apple jack!

I need to buy the crushing thingy. The name escapes me at the moment. I can, pickle, dry, or freeze everything else here, I can't make too much of a mess with apple liquor.



Or can I? :D