Happy History Hour People of The World! 

Or, more appropriately, Hei! Velkommen.

The Scream

Because today, December 12, we are heading over to Norway to celebrate the 1863 birth of the artist Edvard Munch.  Munch is most famous for his painting The Scream,  painted in 1893.

The Scream

I was walking along the road with two friends – the sun was setting – suddenly the sky turned blood red – I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence – there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city – my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety – and I sensed an infinite scream passing through nature.

 – Edvard Munch

The Scream  has achieved pop culture icon status appearing in The Simpsons, Doctor Who, inspiring the mask in The Scream films as well as appearing on countless t-shirts, mouse pads coffee mugs, anything you can name from the sublime in this divine dress by Deconstructess:

To the ridiculous! 

if you are suffering from existential angst, The Scream Cocktail, may just be the cure.  Because, as we all know:

You put the lime in the coconut and mix them both together,

You put the lime in the coconut and then you’ll feel better”

 – Harry Nilsson

Deeee-licious!  I feel better already!

The Scream2

I had a query recently about whether or not I would allow someone to guest post on here.  The answer, is a big, yes, yes, yes and the History Happy Hour may be the perfect place to start!

Why not celebrate a historic event in your neck of the woods by writing a post? I can help to find you a cocktail, or you can provide your own, just let me know if you are interested.

History Happy Hour 1863 – The Scream

History Happy Hour 1863 – The Scream


  • 3 ½ parts Malibu coconut rum
  • ½ part Stolichnaya vodka
  • ½ part triple sec
  • ¼ part lime juice


  • Shake contents and strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a lime wedge.


Recipe by Jonas Halpren on drinkoftheweek.com



Happy drinking!

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