Hello, everyone. I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long. I have a great excuse though. My daughter blessed us with a beautiful grandson. And, I’m not ashamed to admit, I couldn’t tear myself away from him. Well, I mean, look at that face! Can you blame me?
I’m back now, though. And just in time for the holiday season; one of my favorite times of the year. I think that’s because it’s so people centric. Starting with Thanksgiving, and culminating with a New Year’s celebration, it’s all about friends and family. What’s better?
To keep in tune with the celebratory feeling, I bring you some yummy cocktail recipes. My daughter, (yes, she’s over the age of 21), and I had a great time taste-testing these just for you. I wouldn’t want to share something that hadn’t been tasted for deliciousness and quality. Again and again if necessary! That’s just the kind of person I am. And no sacrifice is too much when it comes to you, our fine readers. (Wink, wink.)
In keeping with the festive season, I offer you a choice of green and red cocktails for this first holiday post. I know you will enjoy them both. They are quick to make and take a minimal amount of ingredients (liquor can be expensive!) and your guests will love them, too. Enjoy!
6 sprigs mint leaves removed from the stems
1 carton of raspberries
3/4 oz of Agave
1 1/2 oz vermouth
2 oz cranberry juice
Muddle (crush) two raspberries, 2 mint leaves and agave in a cocktail shaker. Add in 1/2 cup of ice, vermouth, and cranberry juice. Shake until chilled through. Pour through strainer into chilled cocktail glass. Serve with a couple of raspberries and a sprig of mint on a skewer to make it look more festive.
2 jiggers vodka
1 jigger Triple Sec
1 jigger Midori
2 jiggers lemon juice
I hope these special cocktails will help to make all your holiday parties fun and festive. And, as my daughter and I said after a night of cocktail testing, “ith’s snot drinking to affecx me atall when I…(snore)”