Eris’ Kiss

The great goddess Eris was the only one of the Olympians not invited to the wedding party on Mount Olympus.  Eris is the goddess of discord and Zeus was probably thinking that if she showed there would be problems.  He was half right.  Turns out, she was going to cause problems in any case, and in this particular event she threw a golden apple into the punch bowl, right in front of three of the most haughty and jealous goddesses.

That golden apple was inscribed Kallisti, which in greek means “To the Prettiest one.”  The ensuing scuffle and the rather tragi-comicly fickle nature of Greek Divinities resulted in the trojan war, Homer’s odyssey and the eventual downfall of anything named Paris.

Eris promptly forgot her prank, (such is the nature of chaos) and went to console herself by eating a hotdog.  It is in honor of the Goddess Eris that on Friday all proper Discordians consume a Hot dog,  this Devotive Ceremony is to Remonstrate against the popular Paganisms of the Day: of Catholic Christendom (no meat on Friday), of Judaism (no meat of Pork), of Hindic Peoples (no meat of Beef), of Buddhists (no meat of animal), and of Discordians (no Hot Dog Buns).

On this particular Friday, in the consumption of your hot dog, I humbly suggest the following cocktail to wash it down.

Eris’ Kiss

2oz Lillet Blanc
1/2 oz Sour Mix
1/2 oz Amaretto
1/2 oz Apple Juice

Shake over ice, serve in an old fashioned glass, garnish with lemon peel and maraschino Cherry

The mix is sweet without being cloying, the sourness mostly overtaken by the sweetness of apple and amaretto.  Be careful in your selection of amaretto, some are not much better than syrups.

Even False things?
All things are True.

Hail Eris!


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