Getting Lit S4EP02: MerLairds, Sweat Drugs, and Maggoty Finmen.

Wendy and Ilana dive into (get it?) Mermaid Romance with The Selkie Bride by Melanie Jackson. Bonus subgenres: Highlander and Secret Prince! We discuss the high and low points of when an American human woman and a sexy Selkie Scottish Laird traverse the treacherous tides of love, inter-species pregnancy, and bad guys being bad. Included: dramatic reading of a particularly horrendous sex scene.

Ilana’s Drink: MerLaird

This month we read “The Selkie Bride” by Melanie Jackson as part of merman (pronounced merMAAAAN) theme.

So I wanted to make something “mermaid” and found this great mermaid themed pina colada here:

It looks much better there, but it still sort of worked!

5 oz lemonade, frozen*
2 oz white rum
2 oz coconut cream
1/2 oz pineapple juice, frozen*
1/2 banana sliced, frozen*
2 dashes angostura bitters
1 capsules spirulina/blue green algae (editorial: I used spiralina and it wasn’t as neat)
garnish: pineapple leaves, pinapple, starfruit, banana

Start by freezing lemonade and pineapple juice in an ice cube tray a few hours before making a cocktail. Add sliced banana into a plastic bag and freeze until frozen.

Add the first 6 ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour a quarter of the drink into a hurricane glass or tall glass. Open the capsules of spirulina over the blender to get the powder out. Blend 1 second, it will be swirled.

(editorial: that didn’t quite work)

Slowly pour the rest of the cocktail into the glass. Using a chopstick or pick, swirl the two layers to create an ombré effect. Garnish with pineapple leaves, tropical fruit.

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