Frank Herbert’s Dune is a masterwork of science fiction, a novel that truly changed the landscape. Nearly all of the genre works you enjoy today can draw a straight line back to Dune. Dune concerns the machinations of a galaxy spanning empire in the far flung future, an empire that is dependent on a substance called Spice, and Spice can be found on only one world: Arrakis, also known as Dune. The entire empire is dependent on The Spice, without Spice space travel is impossible. The Spice also extends life, and gives some the ability to see the future.
We get a few descriptions of what Spice should smell and presumably taste like in the book, so I go off of that to develop a Spice Syrup here. We also know of at least two occasions where Spice Beer is mentioned, and Spice Coffee, so I use my Spice Syrup to make both of those in this one.
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.75 oz. -or- 21 g. cinnamon sticks
.035 oz. -or- .5 g. Gentian Root
.035 oz. -or- .5 g. Wormwood Root
4 Drops of Orange Blossom Water
11 oz. -or- 320 ml. Water
11.25 oz. -or- 320 g. Demerara Sugar
Boil till sugar Dissolved, remove from heat
Strain and Bottle
1 part Spice Syrup
2 Parts club soda
3 oz. -or- 90 ml. hot coffee
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. spice syrup
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. rye
1 oz. -or- 30 ml. coffee liqueur
build in glass
top with 2 oz. -or- 60 ml. heavy cream, shaken
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