Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tie One On Tuesday

  It's been so long since I've written a TOOT. I've been a busy little elf this season-baking, crafting, trimming the tree...keeping Pete away from the tree.

Anyhoo, it's time to sit back and relax with a few beverages as Johnny Mathis croons his way through a winter wonderland.

You've got the tree all decorated and now you want to reward yourself and bask in it's beauty, well Angel's Delight is just the drinky drink for you.

Angel's Delight
1 oz cream
3/4 oz triple sec
3/4 oz gin
2-3 dashes grenadine
Pour ingredients into a shaker over ice
Shake well and pour into a martini or cocktail glass

Maybe you want something a bit fancier and a little more French. La Vie en Rogue is just what Santa ordered. I heard he gives these to Mrs. Claus on those cold North Pole nights.

La Vie en Rogue
1 1/2 oz.Grand Marnier
1 1/2 oz. >cranberry juice
1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
Rosemary needles
In a tall mixing glass, muddle 10-12 rosemary needles lightly with simple syrup.
Add remaining ingredients then add ice and shake well.
Strain over fresh ice into a glass.
Garnish with rosemary needles.

Everyone has one in their family, a Grinch. Someone who hates Christmas and tries to ruin it for everyone else. Well, serve this little number up and put them to bed so you don't have to hear their constant complaining. Your family and guest will thank you. It will be your own silent night.

The Grinch
2oz. Midori
1/2 oz lemon juice
1 tsp. simple syrup
Pour ingredients into a shaker over ice
Shake well
Pour into a chilled cocktail glass

Ahh......I'm toasty both inside and out. I've got my sweetie by my side, my pups at my feet and a wonderful beverage in my hand. The Christmas lights are twinkling and Nat King Cole is telling me about chestnuts roasting on an open fire. Life is pretty close to perfect.


Becky said...

I'll take one of each please!

Elyse said...

thank you so much for your sweet and comforting words on my recent blog post. i'm so touched.

always happy to see punk listed as fave music on profiles!

adorable blog.


Angela said...

Hello - stopping by to let you know I have your matchbox posted on my blog. Thank you so much - it's very nice! Have a merry Christmas!