Friar Tuck Mixed Drink Recipe Directions
Friar Tuck is a considered to be a main member of Robin Hood’s legendary band of outlaws. Although not mentioned in the earliest surviving stories, the friar has become an integral part of Robin Hood Lore. He is often represented as a nature loving man who could not survive the rigors and rules of life in a monastery.
Friar Tuck is believed to have originated like Maid Marian, as part of traditional May Day festivals. May Day plays from 1475 and 1560 tell a story much like Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar, where Tuck has been thrown out of his order for lack of respect. He is a lover of food and drink, and joins the band to become their minister.
In the original story and many subsequent versions, Robin and Tuck engage in a battle of wits. Usually, by threat or trickery, Robin forces Tuck to carry him across a river. These tales almost always conclude with the friar tossing Robin into the water, often resulting in a swordfight. This tradition leads to two distinct versions of the character: the lazy, ale-quaffing, comical Tuck, and the angry, rebellious master swordsman.
The legacy of the Friar Tuck can be experienced in a interesting Friar Tuck Mixed Drink.