Thursday, January 15, 2009

Guten Tag!

I was just speaking to a lovely lady of a youthful 75 years who wants to make her way back to Trier, Germany as her last big trip. She said she loved the ancient city and I think to myself "this must be some town!" So I do my research and actually Trier is Germany's oldest town. It is located in west central Germany, only 6 miles from the Luxembourg border. According to legend, the Assyrians established a colony here in 2000 BC. Later, in 16 BC, a Roman colony was founded under Augustus. Trier was favored by many Roman emperors and became known as "the second Rome." Trier was an imperial capital of Constantine the Great, the first Christian Roman Emperor, and the Trier Cathedral he built there in the 4th century AD is Germany's oldest. Today Trier has a small town feel even with a population of 100,000. Many Catholics still make pilgrimages to honor the relic of the Holy Robe and the tomb of St. Matthias. Let's make a toast to the beautiful country of Germany with a yummy but not-so-authentic German Chocolate Cake shooter! What this shot may lack in authenticity it makes up for in its tastiness! "Prost!!!"

German Chocolate Cake Shooter:
  • 1 ounce Frangelico hazelnut liqueur
  • 1 ounce Stoli Vanil vodka
  • lemon slices and sugar

Frost the rim of the shot glass with lemon and sugar. Shake the Frangelico and Stoli and pour into glass. Take the shot by licking the sugar rim, shooting the mixture and biting into a lemon slice.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

Hmm, that sounds dangerously tasty. Love the new profile pic!