Nane Elenaneikth (Joy to Him)


The Pairing

The Tower of Living and Dying by Anna Smith Spark

The Reasoning

‘A statue spoke aloud today, in the Great Square’ said the older woman. ‘A statue of Turnain the Godking. Milk and honey ran from its eyes and mouth. It spoke in praise of the king.’

‘What did it say?’ the younger woman asked. Her eyes went dreamy, thinking about it. A moment of splendour in her foetid life. She was only perhaps as old as Landra Relast.

‘Milk and honey flowed down from its eyes and its mouth,’ the older woman replied. ‘People caught it in their hands, and it was sweet to drink. Nane elenaneikth, that’s what they said it was saying. Joy to Him.’

The Recipe

Can be served hot or cold.

You will need:

  • Small Saucepan
  • Cocktail Shaker
  • Ice
  • Martini Glass (cold) or Mug (hot)
  • 4 oz Milk (I used 2%, aka Semi-Skimmed)
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 drops Vanilla Extract
  • 2 oz Cinnamon Whiskey (Non-Alcoholic Substitute – 2 oz strongly brewed Cinnamon Tea)
  • Pinch of Nutmeg

In your saucepan, combine milk, honey and vanilla extract. Apply medium heat and stir until honey dissolves, about 2 minutes. If serving hot, add cinnamon whiskey/tea, heat for one more minute and pour into mug. If serving cold, remove from heat, fill cocktail shaker with ice, add whiskey/tea and milk mixture and shake vigorously. Strain into martini glass.

Sprinkle a pinch of nutmeg over the surface, and enjoy. Nane elenaneikth!


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