Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Battle of the Frigidus, and The Frigid Hairy Virgin Cocktail

Per wiki:

394Battle of the Frigidus: The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the pagan usurper Eugenius and his Frankish magister militum Arbogast.

When I read this entry, I thought it was really going to be something fun to write about. I mean - Frigidus, pagan usurpers and a Frankish magister militum (whatever the hell that is) all in the same story - that must be a sure hit. But this one is much like a movie with a really catchy title that leaves you a little disappointed when the end credits start to roll.


The skinny: Theodosius defeats Eugenius who represented the last vestige of the old roman pagan society who still worshiped the roman gods. The battle (also known as the Battle of the Frigid River) would once again reunite the Roman Empire under one ruler and pave the way for the spread of Christianity across Europe.

The Historical Inebriant: The Frigid Hairy Virgin

2 oz white rum
1 oz triple sec
2 oz pineapple juice

Pour the rum, triple sec and pineapple juice into a blender with one cup of crushed ice. Blend well. Pour into a highball glass, garnish with a maraschino cherry, and serve.


In what now seems like an eerie foretelling of events to come, on this day in 1970 , two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and are flown to Jordan.

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