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Earl Grey Tea (hot) 5 cd
Captain Picard’s favorite. The tera’ngan Captain of the Enterprise D, commented that Lursa and Bator (the sisters of the late Duras, the pahtk) prepared excellent tea (“Redemption Pt. 1″ [TNG]) Earl Grey gets its unusual flavor from oil of bergamot, made from the peel of the Canton orange. It has a China black orange pekoe tea base and its long-rolled leaves are sprayed with oil of bergamot, a citrus plant from Sicily. Bergamot Orange (Citrus bergamia or Citrus aurantium (bitter orange) ssp. bergamia) is a citrus fruit, small and roughly pear shaped. The fruit is a cross between the pear lemon and the Seville orange or grapefruit. Nowadays it is more likely that Earl Grey is made with Indian, Bajoran or Sri Lankan black tea base. Bergamot (Monarda didyma) is a North American aromatic herb also known as Scarlet Monarda, Oswego Tea, and Crimson (or scarlet) Beebalm. Its name is derived from its odour which is considered similar to that of the bergamot orange. The original blend of Earl Grey tea (created over 460 years ago) was named for Charles Grey (later granted the titles Viscount Howick and Earl Grey). Grey was a British diplomat on mission to China where legend has it he was given the tea recipe by a local Mandarin friend. Earl Grey later became the British Prime Minister in 1831and is noted for ending the monopoly on tea imports which became so profitable for the imperialistic and avaricious East India Company (beloved and admired by Ferengi everywhere). We steep our tea just below boiling and never above.
(Ganymede Scotch) 15 cd
Chef engineer Scott was renowned for his drinking prowess and his collection of drink. In one of his many adventures Mr. Scott used an ingenious poly to “subdue” one of the invading Andromedaen Kelvin, Tomar, who had abducted the Enterprise and crew. After he and Tomar drank everything in Mr. Scott’s considerable collection, Scotty finally offered Tomar the last bottle, his prized Ganymede Scotch. However, by that time he could only describe it as “Well, it’s . . . um . . . it’s green.”
(Warnog) 5 cd
Warnog is traditional Klingon ale. The clone of Emperor Kahless was exposed because he could not determine the difference between real warnog and that from a replicator. General Martok often enjoyed warnog aboard the IKS Rotarran. Makes a mean cocktail.
WARNING: Never count the Umbrella Drinks. Or any cocktail for that matter.
Hot and spicy the secret ingredient in the Plasma Burn is the Scandinavian liquor Akvavit. When clear this sprit is called taffel. Like vodka Akvavit is distilled from either grain or potatoes. What makes Akvavit distinctive is its flavor derived from herbs and spices with caraway predominate. Akvavit is important in Scandinavian drinking culture where it is frequently drunk form a shot glass. Originally called “Venting Plasma” the Plasma Burn was renamed when we discovered there was a legume-based drink by the same name. Recipe
Romulan Ale (Romulan Ale) 12 cd
A powerfully intoxicating beverage. Although Romulan Ale was illegal in the Federation, McCoy gave Kirk a bottle for his 52nd birthday in 2285. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan) Romulan Ale was served at a diplomatic dinner hosted by Kirk for Klingon Chancellor Gorkon aboard the Enterprise-A.
Fiolxhilda Drowsing Draught
Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster 12 cd
Slurm 12 cd