Drinks are the recipe this week. Not the type of drinks for those trying to behave. But drinks for those that are celebrating on New Years or those that are “dealing with relatives”. No, these aren’t healthy. We can take a break from that routine for a day here and there. All in the pursuit of fun or trying not to kill that rotten uncle. Don’t tell me you don’t know what I mean. 90% of the families out there have “that uncle”.
I’d tell you how much to put in but really it’s a “to taste” kind of drink. I’m a lightweight so I have 1 cup of juice to one shot of rum. You can serve it with a few cubes of ice or blend it up with ice for the frothy type of umbrella drink you’d get on a beach someplace.
Good Vodka (don’t get the cheap stuff, you’ll regret it)
1 part vodka, 1.5 parts Orangecello, 3 parts juice
It’s just yummy. It really is. I could drink these until they find me under the table. Relatives? I have Relatives?
Your favorite hot cocoa or any chocolate that you can find that you can liquify (this is when you know you’re getting desperate)
Add in Some Kahlua (the coffee flavored stuff)
Voila! You have a slightly alcoholic Mocha
If that most annoying relative is really getting on your nerves, add some vodka to it as well. It helps take the edge off and it might actually prevent you from saying those things that everyone wants to say to them but never does only when you say it your Mom gets embarrassed and all upset and you don’t really want to do that. If you’re drinking though, you have the added excuse of, “I”m sorry, I was drinking” and most families will forgive you and you got to say what you wanted to anyway so it’s all good.
I’m just teasing about the relatives. I know you and I all have fantastic relatives and none of them ever make us bite our tongues in silence. And drinking is not always a good idea. No underage drinking and certainly no drinking and driving.
I’ve been working at finishing up a few things. I finished one of the Shetland mittens but it’s blocking at the shop so I couldn’t take a photo. I did however finally finish the sample sweater for the Big Ball worsted yarn
I’m wearing it today and maybe I’ll get a decent photo in action.
SHOP NEWS: I’m taking a shipping break and a break from the shop to visit with family and have a real holiday. I’ll be shipping today and then not again until the 31st. Be safe and have a fantastic holiday.