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Poe Toaster

October 15, 2017

For 75 years a mysterious man dressed in black - with a wide black hat, white scarf, and toting a silver-tipped cane - visited Edgar Allen Poe’s gravesite on Poe’s birthday. This person (rumored perhaps to be first a father who eventually passed the tradition to his son) would raise a glass to Poe and then vanish, leaving three roses and the unfinished bottle of cognac on the cenotaph. Locals would attempt to catch a glimpse of the shadowy “Poe Toaster” in the wee hours of the morning. I love this story so much and am toasting the Poe Toaster. Poe will always be close to my little goth heart, as will the romantic eccentrics of the world. 🖤
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Poe Toaster
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1 oz cognac
1 oz Cardamaro
Shot espresso
2 oz half and half
Cardamom & chocolate bitters
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Shake, top with whipping cream and cacao nibs. Talk to a raven, have a dream
within a dream, sleep in a sepulcher by the sea.

 

 

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