CAN you believe it’s almost 2012 already? I could have sworn I was just tapping my feet to Mambo No. 5 yesterday.
Since it’s the holiday season as well as the end of exams (*mad krump moves*), I think I can safely say all of us need a damn drink. Here are three concoctions to experiment with – with one sure to suit every age and palette. Now everyone can properly enjoy the holidays this year.
First up, the people who need a drink most…the grown ups.
1. Irish Cream Holiday Martini (recipe from Rachel Ray):
Doesn’t that name just make you want to throw your responsibilities out the window and party it up with Kid Cudi or something?
Add your Irish Cream, vodka and chocolate liqueur to a shaker filled with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with raspberrys (optional).
Next, something for those of us with a serious sweet tooth and a soft spot for cute sounding drinks with even cuter toppings.
The Gingerbread Cookie Martini (adapted from Outback.com)
Delicious, frothy cuteness with a tinge of over-the-top decorations and so much sugar you can’t taste the alcohol…kidding.
- 60ml of gingerbread flavoured liqueur
- 10ml of vodka
- 10ml of Kahlua
- 10ml of Irish Cream liqueur
- 2 gingerbread biscuits, crushed
- 1 gingerbread biscuit, to serve
- canned whipped cream (optional)
Dip a martini glass in water and then into the crushed gingerbread biscuits. Pour all the liqueurs into a shaker, and shake well. Pour into the martini glass and top with a squirt of whipped cream and the leftover gingerbread biscuit.
And finally, for the non drinkers among us:
Snowman Milk and Doughnut Treat
On a side note, kids would also go crazy for this drink. Although they’d probably be happy with sour worms and leftover Halloween candy, which is why we love them to death!
Simply pierce a sugar powdered doughnut with a straw and fill a vintage milk bottle with milk. Or just buy vintage milk. Keep your snowman warm with a scarf and use edible icing to form his eyes and nose.
That’s what I got from reading the directions, but if you want, here is the original source. I think my way sounds much more fun, though.
Happy holidays, everyone!
Belinda Tan gets excited over smiley faces and creative ideas. In her spare time, she trains to be a Ninja, wonders about the genetic similarities between unicorns and rhinoceros and enjoys discovering new hiding places. She also sneezes in even numbers, doesn’t like coconuts and uses spell checker to spell rhinoceros. She also chronicles her adventures on her blog.