This is night three for me of doing it, starting the day before yesterday I decided to start practicing making mixed drinks in the evenings. I started following a page called Tipsy Bartender and so far I’ve made a drink that mixes;
Admittedly this drink wasn’t my favorite. In the first place beer isn’t my drink of choice. I figured in a mixed drink I might not much care but the beer flavor definitely took over. For those that enjoy beer I can see the appeal.
Last night I mixed something “girlier,” a Jolly Rancher Vodka. It was the first mixed drink I had had years ago and I remembered liking it a lot. It’s a mix of;
green apple liquor
and again lemonade (or actually fresh squeezed lemon but I had none).
(also blue curacao but I skipped that bit.)
Tonight I tried a Grinch Cocktail that mixes;
melon liquor (in equal parts)
topped of with ginger-ale.
Also I did not do it but it suggests green sugar and candy cane bits on the glass rim with a lemon wedge.
As anyone who has had absinthe before will know, it is quite a unique taste. For those who want to pour the absinthe over a sugar cube, I’m sure it would be tasty.
For the rest of the holiday, probably I’ll quit drinking and start working out on January first, I want to continue my drink mixing. Some holiday themed drinks I’d like to try are Chocolate Peppermint Stick which is;
white creme de cacao
and peppermint schnapps
stir with a candy cane.
Also Santa’s Shot which is a layered drink with;
and green creme de menthe
Plus the Snowball which is a creamy blended drink featuring tequila and cinnamon.
The Candy Cane blend;
and creme de cacao.
Of course you can always spice up your egg nog with rum.
And let’s not forget the Red Rudolf which is;
and cranberry juice.
Hopefully we can all fit some drinks and merriment into our lives from now until the new year!