19. The Horseman

The quintessential American folktale meant to give you the shivers!

Set in 1790 in the former Dutch settlement of Tarrytown, New York, a gangling schoolmaster comes to town and encounters the lovely daughter of a wealthy landowner, her jealous beau, and the ghost of a headless Hessian. 

Cocktail Concoction: The Hessian Wakes

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour in the following:

1oz Spiced Rum

1oz Jagermeister

.25oz Fresh lemon juice

Shake vigorously and strain into a rocks glass with ice – or it can be served as a shot!

First published in 1820, Washington Irving's tale has been analyzed, told, and retold for nearly 200 years. Tune in as Matt and Cat talk about the folk tale and its place in the American lexicon as well as 3 different film adaptations and its influence on other aspects of popular culture.

You can read the classic tale here.

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