Welcome to another episode of Tie One On Tuesday, where we give you helpful hints on how to get respectfully sauced. With it being the Christmas season and all, I thought I would take a look at one of my favorite books written just for the season. “Merry Kitschmas, The Ultimate Holiday book” written by Michael Conway back in 2004 and published by Chronicle Books, is a treasure trove of Christmas Tacky wrapped in a bow flavored cover.
There is a whole chapter on unusual drinky drinks and I am going to share a couple with you now.
First off: Rudolph the Rehab Reindeers Nose
3 oz. Sparkling Wine
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Orange Flavored Vodka
Pinch of Granulated Sugar
Take a Champagne flute and rim it with the powdered sugar, carefully combine the Wine, Cointreau, Vodka and granulated sugar into glass. Drop your cherry into the bottom and the result is one drunk member of the Deer family!
Next up: The Sugar Plum Fairy
2 oz. Citrus Vodka
1/2 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. lemon juice (fresh squeezed of course)
splash of cranberry juice
Now – there is a whole crafty segment regarding the presentation of the beverage before you make it, so we are kind of tying all this back to the original main theme of this here blog.
hot glue gun
mini ballerina cake decoration
pink swizzle stick
small strip of Pink tulle
Take your hot glue gun and glue the ballerina to the swizzle stick, insert the swizzle stick into the pink straw and set aside.
Making the drink:
Take a Collins glass and put it in the freezer to chill. In a blender, combine the vodka, Cointreau, lemon and cranberry juice with ice and 2 tsp sugar. Blend until it is a frothy pink slush. Remove your glass from the freeze & rim it with sugar. Take your tulle and the rubber band and fashion a small tutu for the glass. Pour in your beverage and top with your Ballerina and there you have it. Crafts and booze all in one!!
Just a couple of fun recipes from this crazy book, AND you can pick it up relatively cheap at a local or online bookstore near you! Bottoms up and until next time, leave the driving to Santa!