The Folklore Food Blog: New Orleans Fizz


Belchy Park

To many, the name Bletchley Park is synonymous with code-breaking glory by the British during World War Two. After all, it was there that Englishman Alan Turing and his team of mathematicians cracked the ciphers of the Nazis’ Enigma machine – a feat credited with shortening the war by two years. (Credit to <Wiki> for the prompt.)
But there was a code name for Bletchley Park, Belchy park.
For Alan Turing the pressures of cracking the Nazis code was stressful and depressing. He longed for the easy life of New Orleans, and yearned for the sultry jazz clubs. He is noted for chanting, “Bebop and Voodoo!” when working late into the night.
Alan’s fellow mathematicians thought him odd, but tried to help him out. He was the mind behind the team after all. They made him New Orleans fizzes, a cure all to help him through his bouts of manic depression. The mixture was placed in a glass, which was rubbed against a Clumber Spaniel, and then slowly sipped. The spirits helped bring him around, but a side effect was uncontrollable burping. So whenever Alan was down, his fellow mathematicians would say, “Time for a trip to Belchy park.”
The New Orleans fizz contains gin, lemon juice, lime juice, egg white, sugar, cream, orange flower water, and soda water.


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