The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Mabuhay

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and we reach the end with an appropriately seasonal drink

Rum Eggnog

4 oz eggnog of choice

(largish) splash of rum

nutmeg

warm eggnog to desired temperature.  add rum.  grate a bit of nutmeg on top.  enjoy.  feel free to bah humbug!

 

eggnog! rum! nutmeg! chrisssstmas!

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Twelve

Mabuhay    !

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The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Hipahipa (again)

 

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Madame Aubrey would like a whiskey sour.    as you wish, madame

  • 1 jigger Whiskey
  • 4 oz sour mix*
  • 1 tblsp Maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • one (or two) Maraschino cherries

* sour mix consists of one part simple syrup and one part lemon juice

 

what Aubrey wants, Aubrey gets

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day 11 (again)

    

Hipahipa   !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Na zdorov’ya

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another day out and about

Margarita

2 jiggers tequila

1/2-jiggers triple sec

2 jiggers sour mix

1/2-jigger lime juice

add all  above to mixing glass.  stir.  strain over a glass filled with ice

....rita, rita, rita

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Ten

    

Na zdorov’ya!

 

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Saúde

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out and about today –

Manhattan

2 jiggers bourbon

1 jigger sweet vermouth

a few shakes Angosture bitters

Fill a shaker with ice, add all the above.  shake.  strain over a glass filled with ice

bitters...mmm

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Nine

    

Saúde  !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Afiyæt oslun

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it is entirely too warm ’round here for being < week to Christmas.  let’s have a refreshing Tom Collins

2 jiggers Gin
1 jigger lemon juice
1 jigger simple syrup
soda water

Fill a shaker with ice, add gin, lemon juice, and syrup.  shake.  strain over a glass filled with ice, top with soda water

drinking gin'n'juice

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Eight

    

           

Afiyæt oslun !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Genatset

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trying to find more ways of using the oldest bottle booze in the house, the orange brandy, I came across a cocktail named Danny’s Special in the Absolut vodka site;  interestingly, it does not call for vodka

Danny’s Special

1 jigger Bourbon
½-jigger Orange  Brandy
1 jigger Lemon Juice
½-jigger Triple Sec

Fill a shaker with ice, add all the above.  shake.  strain over a glass filled with ice

Danny must have been a drunk

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Seven

    

Genatset !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Salud

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I keep a bottle of Creme de Cassis in the fridge for the occasional Kir (white wine + CdC).

one of my mixology books has a recipe for a a dry vermouth and CdC cocktail that sounds interesting

  • 3 oz Dry Vermouth
  • 1 oz Creme de Cassis
  • Ice cubes
  • Club soda

add the vermouth and CdC to glass, add ice cubes, top with club soda

 

fancy frenchy

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Six

Salud !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Kampai

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I could swear that some time ago noted cocktail connoisseur Steve Betz posted a recipe for a cocktail that included carrot juice.  I think he called it “Zanahorita”.   …but I can’t find his recipe…dang

internets to the rescue!

this is my not-as-good-as-Steve-Betz’s-obviously Zanahorita   (adapted and modified from what I found in the internets)

add to cocktail shaker:

2 jiggers tequila
½-jigger triple sec
2 jiggers carrot juice
½-jigger lime juice
Ice

shake shake shake.

 

it's good for ya! vegetables!

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Five

Kampai !

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas – Le’chaim

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even though it is a summer drink, I had a hankerin’ for a G&T

 

(made with lemon – otherwise my grandma will haunt me)

fill a tall glass with ice, add

1½-jiggers of gin

½-jigger of lemon juice

fill to top with tonic water

 

making...

The Twelve Drinks of Christmas - Day Four

 

 

fizzing...

The Twelve Days of Christmas - Day Four

Le’chaim !