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Kissed by Nessie

A sighting of the Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness Monster Day

May 2

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"I am convinced that Nessie believes in us even if we don't believe in her."

~ Sir Peter Scott

In the spring, a young cryptid's hunter's fancy turns to ... Nessie! The Loch Ness Monster, affectionately known as Nessie, has become a cultural phenomenon and one of Scotland’s most enduring legends. Since the first reported sighting in the 1930s, Nessie has captured the imagination of the public worldwide. The allure of this mysterious creature in the murky waters of Loch Ness has not only spurred numerous scientific expeditions and investigations but also significantly boosted tourism in the region. Each year, thousands of visitors flock to Loch Ness, hoping to catch a glimpse of the elusive water-beast. The phenomenon has been further popularized through a myriad of media, including films, books, and television shows, ensuring that the legend of Nessie remains vibrant. Nessie's reputation has mellowed over the years so should you meet her or one of her ilk, invite her to dance this delightful reel, which has rights and lefts for monster hunters, and a snake-pass just for Nessie! 💋 🐉

Kissed by Nessie


 

Sightings of sea serpents have been reported for hundreds of years, and continue to be claimed today.


It is believed that many sightings can be best explained by known animals such as oarfish, whales, or sharks (in particular, the frilled shark).  Some cryptozoologists have suggested that the sea serpents are relict plesiosaurs, mosasaurs or other Mesozoic marine reptiles, an idea often associated with lake monsters such as the Loch Ness Monster.


For a Nessie-coloured, layered cocktail that's sure to increase sightings and send you reeling, try the following or watch the video below:

 

Loch Ness Monster Cocktail or Shots:


1/3 oz Midori melon liqueur - for the color Nessie should be 

1/3 oz Bailey's Irish cream - for St. Columba's Irish roots 

1/3 oz Jagermeister herbal liqueur - to hallucinate a sea monster 


Layer into a glass in the above order.


For more on visiting Nessie in her habitat, click the vintage postcard!

Kissed by Nessie

Click the dance cribs or description below to link to a printable version of the dance!

Kissed by Nessie

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