Category: Vodka


A Southern Christmas

Okay, so everyone knows that Christmas is wonderful.  I love it.  It’s my favorite holiday.  I love the music, the snow, the lights, the traditions, the food, the presents, the love, the family, but especially….THE EGGNOG!!!  I am very picky about my eggnog.  Seriously.  It has to be just so, or I refuse to drink it.  I can’t have the stuff that they sell in the stores, because it is so thick that it could stop a bathtub drain in it’s tracks.  I know that there are others out there who feel the same way, and simply refuse to drink it.  I actually won’t drink it alone, unless I seriously thin it down.  But, I am also a bartender and because of this, I present to you, A Southern Christmas.  Don’t be scared…we’re gonna talk about how to make the perfect Christmas Eggnog, but with a vodkaandmotherhood twist.

To start, if you don’t drink alcohol, you might want to not attempt this drink.  This one is for the grownups only.

You’re going to need:

Eggnog (4 ounces)

Creme de Cacao (1 ounces)

Southern Comfort (2 ounces)

Bar Shaker

Martini Glasses

Caramel and cinnamon to decorate the glass

First, take the caramel and make a decorative twist in your martini glasses.  Next, take your eggnog, creme de cacao, and soco (that’s southern comfort for those who don’t read bar jargon) and shake it with ice in the bar shaker.  Once thoroughly chilled, strain off into martini glasses.  Sprinkle with cinnamon, and enjoy!
That’s it!  Who says the holidays have to be a headache?  Just get out your eggnog and have yourself a Southern Christmas!!

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Holy Shit!

So, the weather got kinda crazy today here in my windy city of Lubbock that I call home for two more months.  It was like a scene described in a Laura Ingalls Wilder book, A Shit Ton of Dust on the Prairie.  The kids were fine, playing outside with one of their friends, when all of a sudden I looked out the kitchen window and realized that the sky was red.  That’s right. RED.

Check this out…

That is dirt people.

Here’s another one.

Ummm...is this 1935?

The kids stared out the back door as my daughter asked me, “Is it a tornado?”

I told her no, it was just dirt, to which she replied, “Oh!  It’s a dirtnado!”

That’s when this happened.

Yes, that is a huge branch that crashed into my house.

Winds that were going 40-50 miles per hour decided to take out an innocent tree branch, causing childhood INSANITY in my home.  My daughter almost had a panic attack, until I reminded her that panicking doesn’t make things any better.  She took that to mean that if she acted crazy the dirt and wind would get worse, so I let her continue to think that.   Was that wrong?  My bad.  Meanwhile, I’m watching the tree that the branch fell off of, wondering if any other branches are going to do a backflip with a double twist into my house.

I remain the ever-calm presence of a mom that I am, steering the kids away from the tree’s target area and into the bedroom to play as I continue to make some delicious homemade stroganoff.  (Click here for my yummy recipe!) DELICIOUS!!  Does stroganoff go with red or white wine?  Nevermind…vodka goes with anything. 

That’s right.  Winds are taking down my yard and I’m still cooking dinner for the family.  Fuck you Martha Stewart…I’m hardcore!

Well, I am.  Okay, maybe not go to prison hardcore, but kick your dusty ass with some delicious stroganoff hardcore.  I’ll take mine with that aforementioned shot of vodka.