“Twice dawns the day when his blood is shed. Once for mourning, once for birth. Red on black, the Dragon’s blood stains the rock of Shayol Ghul. In the Pit of Doom shall his blood free men from the Shadow.”
“Twice and twice shall he be marked, twice to live and twice to die. Once the heron, to set his path. Twice the heron, to name him true. Once the Dragon, for remembrance lost. Twice the Dragon, for the price he must pay.”
“Five ride forth, and four return. Above the watchers shall he proclaim himself, bannered cross the sky in fire.”
It’s Saturday night and you need a cocktail idea. Worse, you need a fun cocktail recipe for Cinco de Mayo!
Calm down, I have just the thing for you. First, let me introduce the muse of the post, Zulka Pure Cane Sugar. Zulka is a Non-GMO Project verified “Morena” sugar – a term used to describe granulated sugars that do not undergo conventional refining processes, which remove the complexity and flavor in raw sugar cane after it has been pressed.
They kindly reached out to me and provided me with a sample bag and the recipe below. I have made several drinks with it rimming the glass and several more with simple syrup I made with it, including this cocktail with Rosé Exlusiv. TRY IT! It’s a much better decision that standard, white, refined sugar.
“When the winds of Tarmon Gai’don scour the earth, he will face the Shadow and bring forth Light again in the world.”
“He will be of the ancient blood, and raised by the old blood.”
“For he shall come like the breaking dawn, and shatter the world again with his coming, and make it anew.”
“And it shall come to pass that what men made shall be shattered and the Shadow shall lie across the Pattern of the Age, and the Dark One shall once more lay his hand upon the world of man. Women shall weep and men quail as the nations of the earth are rent like rotting cloth. Neither shall anything stand nor abide… Yet one shall be born to face the Shadow, born once more as he was born before and shall be born again, time without end. The Dragon shall be Reborn, and there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth at his rebirth. In sackcloth and ashes shall he clothe the people, and he shall break the world again by his coming, tearing apart all ties that bind. Like the unfettered dawn shall he blind us, and burn us, yet shall the Dragon Reborn confront the Shadow at the Last Battle, and his blood shall give us the Light. Let tears flow, O ye people of the world. Weep for your salvation.”
“According to prophecy and legend the Dragon will be born again at mankind’s greatest hour of need to save the world. This is not something people look forward to, both because the prophecies say the Dragon Reborn will bring a new Breaking to the world and because Lews Therin Kinslayer, the Dragon, is a name to make men shudder, even more than three thousand years after his death.”
“One of the Prophecies says that the Stone of Tear will never fall until the People of the Dragon come to the Stone. Another says the Stone will never fall till the Sword that Cannot Be Touched is wielded by the Dragon’s hand.”