Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tie One On Tuesday

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


Powdered Sugar
3 oz. Sparkling Wine
1 oz. Cointreau
1 oz. Orange Flavored Vodka
Pinch of Granulated Sugar
Maraschino Cherry

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.

You need:
hot glue gun
mini ballerina cake decoration
pink swizzle stick
Pink straw
small strip of Pink tulle
rubber band

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!


* said...

maybe one of these would go well with one of my holiday cupcakes?


mslilykoi said...

Aloha and thank you for this Tie One On post! Can't wait to pick up this book and... I'm ready to mix up the two cocktails you shared for some party action at our house this weekend! I adore your blog, it's a gift for the spirit year round, so thank you so much and Mele Kalikimaka!

Tiffany Christopher said...

Oh my gosh! I have that book, too, and I made the sugar plumb fairy drinks last year at a Christmas Eve party. They're absolutely fabulous!! :)