Shrub, Rattle Skull and Fish House Punch! (Oh My!)
The nerds of Untapped History have been busy designing and sampling historically themed drinks. So...in recognition of the end of summer and the start of the school year (yay?), here are some historically themed cocktail recipes we highly recommend! Enjoy! Shrub 2 oz. of dark rum Club soda ½ oz. of Shrub syrup NOTE: To make the shrub syrup: In a medium bowl, mash the berries with the sugar and let sit for one and a half hours. Strain through a fine sieve into a clean
"The Fowls Retired to Roost" - Newburyport's Day of Darkness
With the near total eclipse expected to pass over Newburyport later today, here's an example of a weird event that struck the Newburyport area and most of New England on May 19, 1780. On that day the sun came up as usual, but then the skies over New England darkened. In Weston, Massachusetts, merchant Samuel Phillips Savage marveled that a veil the color of cider had descended “over the whole visible heavens.” George Washington, stationed in Connecticut with he Continental A
Tear Gas and Brawls - When Bowdoin Students Go Wild in the Wolfe Tavern!
Note to self....Bowdoin students and Newburyport apparently do not mix. From a pre-World War II article in the Boston Herald.
"Sideways . . . Thro' the Air" - The Tornado of 1773
With the current erratic weather patterns in New England, we figured it would be a proper time to turn our attention to an unusual but devastating event that occurred in Amesbury, Massachusetts on August 14, 1773. Between 7 and 8 o'clock in the morning, a weather front passed over Northeastern Massachusetts and a series of violent storms sprung up. According to one period account, the storms consisted of "heavy rain and gross darkness". At some point, a water spout formed