I'm here! I have not forgotten all of you, I promise! I have been soooo busy this year it has been absolutely insane. I am just so glad that my year challenge was last year and not this one, because I honestly don't think I could have done it this year. My last post was 5 days ago (gasp), sheesh I REALLY wanted to give you guys more cocktails before Christmas this year. I do have an awesome amount from last year to go along with the few I made this year though.....I think that kind of makes up for it.
Merry Christmas to those of you who do celebrate this holiday. I think this year was the best Christmas morning (for the kids--present-wise) yet. Everyone was super happy with everything they got (which I totally know is not what the holiday is about, and we do teach our children that the holiday is more about getting together with family and spending quality time together.....but lets remember, they ARE still kids, lol). This year my husband and I are actually spending money on ourselves and he will be building us these outdoor furniture seats for our backyard. Then we just need to pick out cushions, get a fire pit (gas not wood) and enjoy the cooler evenings......and perhaps some drinking games in the backyard for New Years....who knows ;)
I bought a box of mini candy canes a week or so ago and decided today to create some kind of cocktail with them in mind. I created a (husband named this one) Chocolate Covered Candy Cane and boy is it yummy! If you have these ingredients, you will have to try this one and report back to me and tell me what you think about it.
Here is the recipe for my Chocolate Covered Candy Cane:
- 1 1/2 ounces whipped vodka
- 1 1/2 ounces Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 3/4 peppermint schnapps
- chocolate syrup
- 1-2 crushed mini candy canes
Rim your martini glass by twirling the top in chocolate syrup and then in crushed candy canes. Stick you glass in the freezer to help the candy canes set in the syrup better. In a shaker, add ice and the remaining ingredients. Shake and strain into your rimmed martini glass and enjoy!!
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
Here's to all of my family, friends, readers and anyone else who may stop by my blog today! Merry Christmas, this cocktail is to you all!!
The Cocktail Lady