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12 Drummers Drumming

17 Jan

Ah! You thought I had forgotten about you, didn’t you? Alas, I have not. I did get sidelined by a wonderful case of pneumonia, but things are looking up this week. Besides, Ukrainian New Years was this past weekend, so we aren’t that far out of the holiday shuffle.

I find this time of year, the post-holiday blues time, to be really difficult. I live to host and entertain and amuse, so once that’s peaked, my attitude kind of goes downhill and things become rather bleak.

Apparently, I’m not alone in the seasonal depression. Today is known as the most depressing day of the year. What a better day then to release our final holiday bevvie – appropriately named for today and easypeasy to whip up. It’ll have you dreaming of the beach in no time.

Blue Monday

2 oz. vodka (use whatever your tastebuds favour, I’m liking Skyy for the price and flavour, $25, LCBO #410415)

1/4 oz. triple sec (I’m a fan of McGuinness brand, $18.95, LCBO#631176)

1/4 oz. blue curacao (You gotta go with Bols – it’s great stuff, $16.45, LCBO #306076)

Shake all the ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass and serve with a cherry. Umbrella optional, but highly encouraged.

12 Days of Drinks…

8 Dec

For you, my holiday lovers, I offer up 12 deliciously bevvies to get you through all secret santa disappointments, all crazy aunts asking you when you’re having kids, all mall madness and all holiday parties where you’re wearing a snowflake on your sweater.

Today’s drink comes from our friends at 3 Olives, the fun flavoured vodka people from the UK. I introduce to you, the White Mochatini.

1 oz. Three-O triple espresso vodka (it’s be discontinued through the LCBO, but is still on shelves for the time being, $25.95, LCBO#118620)

1 oz. premium white chocolate liqueur (like Godiva’s White Chocolate Cream, $31.95, LCBO #573311)

1 oz. half & half


Shake all of the above with ice until your hand freezes and strain into a martini glass (rimmed with cocoa if you ask me). Garnish with chocolate-covered espresso beans. Say yum.