Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tie One On Tuesday!

(this is not my family and if it is yours,there's no fighting or blood and guts)

So – your up to your eyeballs with holiday food, your relatives are going to be here in a day or so ( and you just found out they are staying with you). What to do? First off – relax and take a deep breath. Second, make a list and prepare to delegate your authority to your family. Third, get up in the morning and prepare yourself a nice eye opener.

Here’re some quick and easy recipes for your worn out nerves.

First up on the menu, a brunch standard – the good old Mimosa.


2 oz. fresh squeezed Orange Juice
That’s it!

Now for a few variations on the above recipe: Add a Tbsp. Of Grand Marnier (Triple Sec) and you have a Grand Mimosa. Substitute Cranberry Juice for the Orange Juice and you have a seasonal drink called the Poinsettia.

Next up - We visit one we have done before but it is so damn good:

The Bloody Mary (as served at the Algonquin Hotel in New York).


2 oz. Vodka
4 oz. Tomato Juice
2 Limes juiced
1 1/2 tsp, Worcestershire sauce
6 dashed Tabasco sauce
Salt and Pepper
Lime wedge for garnish
Add all ingredients into a cocktail shaker w/ Ice. Shake and pout into glass. Salt and Pepper to taste. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Lastly, we are going to take a staple of the morning and “Irish” it up a bit.

The Coffee Nudge

8 oz. Coffee
1/2 oz Brandy
3/4 oz. Crème de Cacao
3/4 oz. Coffee Liqueur (like Kahluah)
Whipped Crème for garnish on top
Combine all ingredients into a Coffee Mug or Irish Coffee Cup. Top with Whipped Crème.

So there you have it. Some great, easy and tasty drinks that will make you not really care what happens the rest of the day.

Here’s wishing you and your family a great and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

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