In this episode, Lauren B continues the story of the Peasant Revolt of 1381. After the Black Death and a subsequent famine, the surviving peasants face artificially suppressed wages at the same time that they are being taxed to fund a foreign war. In response, they organize and carry out a country-wide uprising.
Heads roll in this episode, so brace yourselves!
Lauren also created the incredible collage art for this episode series! Go check her out on Instagram here!
I'm excited to introduce Jesse Torres -- our resident anticapitalist bartender! He crafted an amazing cocktail for this episode and he joins us to explain the historical significance of this delicious drink. You can find him on Instagram here.
EPISODE COCKTAIL: The Archbishop’s Head
3 oz Tawny Port (Dow’s is commonly available and pretty good)
¼ oz Jamaican Rum (Smith & Cross, Hampden, or Worthy Park)
½ oz Simple syrup (1:1 ratio)
2 thick slices of Lemon
Add all ingredients to a shaker and muddle the lemon slices very well. Add plenty of ice and shake vigorously until very cold. Fine strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed or pebble ice. Add a straw and garnish with a bouquet of mint, more lemon slices, berries, or other fruit in season. Smile.
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