The Plough and the Sails


J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were part of the Inklings, a small circle of literary enthusiasts who built a friendship around sharing their ideas and creativity. The informal group would gather regularly at a local Oxford pub, The Eagle and Child, to discuss their latest work over food and drink. The editors of Fare Forward hope to foster a similar sense of community around rigorous and innovative Christian thought, so we created this space as our virtual “corner pub.” Our readers and writers are encouraged to gather with us and each other for fellowship and discussion at The Plough and Sails, in spirit, online, or in person. 


11⁄2 ounces chile-infused tequila (recipe below) 1⁄4 ounce mezcal
2 ounces watermelon juice
1⁄2 ounce fresh lime juice

1⁄2 ounce fresh orange juice 1⁄2 ounce simple syrup


Shake all ingredients except for the mezcal together and strain over ice. Top with mezcal.

Chile-infused Tequila Ingredients

6 small, dried red chiles, halved lengthwise, seeds removed
1 (750-milliliter) bottle tequila


Add red chiles to the tequila and allow to infuse for 1 to 2 days.