Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tis The Season

To elbow people at malls, go to ugly sweater parties and finally get rid of that god awful Movember mo' that's making my guy friends look like Where's Waldo with a restraining order.

Oh, and of course Christmas stuff. When not suckling at the teet of Starbucks Eggnog Lattes in their fiery cups I've been know to enjoy a mulled wine or two. Or in the case of last year's workplace Christmas banquet, a bottle or two. Followed by tucking the skirt into my nylons. In the front. And chatting with the boss and his wife.

Yeah. Anyways.

So I thought since it's the season of sharing I'd show you a few of my personal holiday drink recipes from my liquor stash so that you can report back with your own trainwrecky stories of mistletoe stapled to belts and making out with the janitor at your own workplace soiree.

Rum Eggnog
1 container of store bought eggnog.
Good quality amber rum
A glass.

Pour rum into the bottom of a glass. Roughly one third of the glass, but more or less to taste. Add eggnog. Be festive and add a sprinkling of nutmeg. Not too much, that shit is potent. Stir and enjoy.

Mulled Wine
1 bottle of red wine. Don't get all fancy shit on me, the 7$ bottle will do.
1 cup apple cider. Without alcohol. We're making mulled wine, not moonshine.
A blob of honey. No more, no less.
A small handful of cloves. Note I have tiny hands.
A handful of cinnamon sticks.
Some orange slices.

Throw all ingredients into a pot, and simmer on the stove for 20 minutes. Note I say SIMMER. The heat must be low or the alcohol will burn out and then you might as well feed it to the dog or get high on the leftover nutmeg from the eggnog.

Candycane Martini
Peppermint schnapps.
Candy Cane for garnish.

Measure out 3 ounces of vodka. Put two into a martini glass. Take the other one as a shot. Don't be a pussy, do it. Burns right? But in a good way. It's okay to like it.Throw in one ounce of peppermint scnapps. Use a candy cane as garnish and to stir your drink. Cause you're classy like that.

I hope these recipes fair you well into the New Year and encourage you to go to your local mall and sit on Santa's lap and tell him whatcha really want for Christmas.

P.S. Don't forget the giveaway on my 200th post is still open til Wed night.


P said...

It's 8.15 in the morning here and I'm craving alcohol now. Is that wrong?

Marianne said...

Mmmm that candycane martini sounds delish! Get ur cute butt down here so we can celebrate! Cheers:) Mare

Slyde said...

god how i love me some egg nog. I was just thinking about getting a big bottle of the stuff this weekend...

MsDarkstar said...

Thanks for the recipes! Will break down and get the eggnog soon. (Already have rum)

Joker_SATX said...

I am so not looking forward to the holiday shopping season.....

By the way, I sent you a tweet...I hope that is what you meant for your 200th post!

Emily Jane said...

Mmm! Love the eggnog - this one's my holiday staple (I refuse to diet in December):

1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup butter
2 cups vanilla ice cream

1. Combine sugar, brown sugar and butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted (6-8 min).

2. Combine cooked mixture with ice-cream in a large mixing bowl, and beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often until smooth (1-2 min). Store refrigerated up to 2 weeks or frozen up to one month.

3. For each serving, fill one-quarter of a mug with mixture, add one ounce rum and three-quarters of a cup of boiling water. Sprinkle with nutmeg.

And you can make whole batches to last you all Christmas season long!

Bruce said...

I am sort of a purist here. Since times are tough and I can't drink as much wine as I used to. I have gone back to the old college staple of Martinis. Not these fru-fru flavored martinis that are fashionable of late. I am talking the real deal. Tanquery, shaken, not stired, with olives and pinch of Martini & Rossi vermoth. I make one, and sit on my front porch with our Great Dane every evening, and after I have sipped that puppy and eaten those is pretty sweet....and cheaper than wine.

Hillary said...

I was unaware that there was such a thing as alcohol-free apple cider. Wouldn't that just be ... juice?

Anonymous said...

Bruce, sip the martini, not the puppy.

Awesome recipes Megs! I'm going to try making my own fruit flavoured vodka this year. Keep ya posted if it doesn't kill me.

Stevie said...

I love festive holiday cocktails! The peppermint martini sounds tasty. I like hot apple cider with Goldschlager or straight up whiskey :-) Hot buttered rum is pretty darn tasty, too. Let the holidays begin!

Meghan said...

P-nope, sounds about right ;)

Mare- we need to have a sexy meetup with martinis and dancing!

Slyde-you should. Then drink it and blog.

MsDarkstar-eggnog and rum goes together like peanutbutter and chocolate. Or beer and more beer.

Joker- yep, that's an extra entry. And maybe have one of these drinks and then tackle the mall?

EmilyJane-ohmigod that sounds delish! Thank you!

Bruce- a dirty martini can class up any evening.It's classic for a reason.

Hillary- it's a fancy organic brand of Apple Cider you get at Save On, which is really just fancy, overpriced apple juice.

Kelsey- LOL, good point. And please, please do report back as I'm curious now!

Meghan said...

Stevie- I've never had hot buttered rum, but it sounds delicious. Yay to holidays!