Saturday, January 27, 2007


Some mnemonic crash between cocktails and Baumholder brought to mind Steinhager, a gin-like drink we ordered in Germany when the drinking got serious. One and only time I ever consumed it.

Steinhager: From the slopes of Perrenland comes Steinhager, a variety of gin between 60 and 70 proof made from extremely concentrated juniper berries. The gin's taste is so distinct that even the olvenfolk of the Vesve and Highfolk Valley enjoy it. Steinhager is also popular throughout northwestern Furyondy. Perrenlander merchants export Steinhager, but local varieties exist wherever juniper trees can be found.

There didn't seem to be a lot of quality control and it could be nasty stuff. The cowards among us poured a shot right in the beer rather than chasing it. I'm not sure I've ever seen anyone drink it in this country.

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