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As the Sherlock Holmes Drinking Game is new to The Baker Street Blog, let me take a moment and run down the rules so all of you who are of age can play along. They are as follows:
- Take one drink every time Holmes makes an amazing deduction
- Take one drink every time Holmes speaks badly about the police
- Take one drink every time Holmes lets a perpetrator go free
- Take one drink every time Holmes chastises Watson for not 'observing'
- Take one drink every time someone rushes into the rooms at 221B
- Take one drink every time Holmes and/or Watson dash off in a hansom cab
You can also check out the beginning of the Game and my first nine entries to The Sherlock Holmes Drinking Game by clicking here.
We're so excited to be sipping a cocktail in our new home here at the Baker Street Blog, so get ready for an epic and delicious time! This week's tale is "The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet," a work of love, deception, jewels, and royal heads of state. In honor of the snowy location of the story, assemble the following:
Beryl Coronet Cocktail
2 parts vodka
1 clementine slice
Muddle the fruit and shake with the vodka. Pour over shaved ice (the snow!) and add a splash of ginger ale. Top with three cranberries (one for each of the missing beryls). You are now ready to enjoy your Beryl Coronet cocktail!
We'll be following The Sherlock Holmes Drinking Game rules as always, but this tale needs a little added extra. For "The Beryl Coronet," take a drink every time the word 'beryl' or 'coronet' is mentioned. Ready? Off we go!
Number of Drinks Taken: 32
- Take one drink for Alexander Holder dashing in to 221B.
- Take one drink for Holmes and his amazing deduction ("And he is a man with a wooden leg?")
- Take one drink for the attempted thief getting away from Holmes in the end.
- Take 29 drinks for the word beryl or coronet being used in this short story.
Sober up from that and plan to meet me back here next time as I continue to drink my way through the Canon. After all, it's no fun to be drinking alone!
Editor's note: This is Jill Brumer's first post for the site. Jill Brumer is a small business owner, college drama professor, and all around creative type who has lived all over the States. She has her father to thank for purchasing her first Sherlock Holmes story when she was twelve years old- the fascination has never stopped!
NB: the Baker Street Blog does not advocate the consumption of alcohol. Please behave responsibly and take heed of all local laws and ordinances. Know your limits and don't overimbibe.