It's kind of a known that decorating your tree/pulling out the menorah/ preparing to celebrate your chosen holiday requires a festive beverage. So, here's a comforting twist on the traditional vodka cranberry.
When you wake up Thanksgiving morning and you're feeling kinda sleepy and like you'd rather start your day off right than out there pounding pavement with those crazy 5K people... might I suggest instead starting your day snuggling up on your couch with an Apple Cider Mimosa?
I went to town on the blue beverages this month. NDAM is an important month for us diabetics; it's an opportunity to raise awareness about the disease, engage folks in taking action in one way or another, and celebrating our successes, however small.
I often get distracted by shiny things, and this drink was no exception. Any, ANY reason to use a glow stick and I'm in.
This was probably my most interesting challenge to date. From my research it turns out that, aside from the coffee boozy situation, there is somewhat inconsistent agreement on the primary flavors making up a Tiramisu martini. One thing everyone did agree on: it required lots of super sugary liqueurs to achieve success. Oh, hell no.
I've been on a Bloody Mary kick more recently, so I thought I'd talk to ya'll about it a bit. This particular kick seems to happen every winter-to-spring transition time, where I just can't fucking stand the sight of my down jackets anymore and it won't stop snowing. I think it's some kind of weird byproduct of my genetic desire to hibernate while in reality, I still have to leave the house. Regardless, I've done a little digging on the nutritional makeup of a Bloody Mary for ya'll, and good news: this one's got a lot of healthy qualities to it, so best get drinking.
Traditional Margs have the following ingredients: Tequila, a shitload of lime juice, possibly a half ounce of orange liqueur, and potentially sugar to cut the bitterness. They're versatile and can take a lot of forms: on the rocks, blended, or shaken/more martini-style. They're lime-y, but not a particularly sweet drink.
"um, you take vodka, put some fresh cilantro in it, leave it for a few days, strain the cilantro out, and then drink it" she said, giving me the "you poor stupid human" eye.
I was expecting that a low-sugar/carb daiquiri recipe was going to be a complicated process, but good news for all you people who can't be bothered to make complicated things or even really use your kitchen utensils... it's easy as hell and can be made very quickly. The scary part is that it went down almost as fast, but that's a story for another day.
All I really have to show for my first 20 years in the south is an obsession with sweet tea and liberal use of "ya'll." Unfortunately, my obsession with sweet tea tragically went down the shitter with my pancreas.