At last, we come to the final drawer in the Apothecary Chest—Robert Yarger’s phenomenal flight of fantasy. The Knight vs. Dragon Box is like the dessert at the end of an incredible chef’s tasting menu. In that spirit I’ve paired it with a delicious drink called the White Knight. Not only is it an after dinner drink, rich, creamy and decadent, but it also features coffee liqueur, perhaps making it the ultimate after dinner drink for this extravagant meal.

All I can tell you is that there are quite a number of White Knight cocktails, but this is the best of the bunch. I discovered it in Difford’s Guide, the incredible and comprehensive spirits resource for enthusiasts and professionals alike created by Simon Difford. There isn’t any additional information about it, but perhaps that is fitting, like a lost legend from the time of dragons.

I’ve used St. George Spirits' incredible NOLA coffee liqueur, which, like the coffee from its namesake city, is created with Yirgacheffe coffee and chicory root, and sweetened with Madagascar vanilla. It’s one of the best coffee liqueurs available, from one of the best American craft distillers. Only the best would do to toast this extraordinary conclusion to the Apothecary Chest.


Here’s to magic, to spellbinding wonders, to fantasy, and dragons, and white knights, and the imaginations which bring them to life for us. Cheers!

White Knight (from Difford's Guide)

  • ¾ oz aged blended Scotch (such as Monkey Shoulder)
  • ¾ oz Coffee liqueur (such as St. George Spirits NOLA)
  • ¾ oz Drambuie liqueur
  • ¾ oz milk
  • ¾ oz half and half cream

Shake ingredients together with ice and strain into a favorite glass. Sprinkle with the sparks from a freshly forged sword (or grated nutmeg) and garnish with a citrus peel, fire-breathing dragon – one of my finer creations, don’t you think?


To brave the mysteries of the Knight vs. Dragon Box see:

Boxes and Booze: Medieval Magic