Seventh-Hole Slurp

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Seventh-Hole Slurp

1oz 40 proof whiskey
1tsp maple syrup
1tbs bacon fat

When I was a freshman at Dartmouth, back in the fall of 1965, we were still digging up barrels of nineteenth century rum from the sand traps on the gold course. When we couldn’t find anymore, four of my cronies set up a moonshine distillery up on Oak Hill; several deans and professors at the College were frequent nighttime visitors to the still, until a sting operation by members of the Hanover police force in April of 1968. All of the hard alcohol was seized, but my friends (Lars McGonnagal, Creed Scarcophagous, Sammy Rowan, and Bethesda Flak) were never charged. Rumor has it that HPD “lost” the evidence over several long weekends. My senior year, we filled empty maple syrup containers with whiskey, which we poured on our pancakes at breakfast. For readers with no access to pancakes, try this on for size. Mix one ounce of any 40 proof whiskey with a teaspoon of maple syrup and a tablespoon of bacon fat. Pour this mixture into a hollowed-out half of a Christmas ornament, being careful not to cut yourself on any shards of glass. Chase with a hearty swig of black coffee and load up your pipe with some Peter Stockkebye 302 Black Cherry Cavendish tobacco. The day has just begun.

By Roger Sherman III ’69