The 12 Daze of Christmas

Today I got a little break from the pre-Christmas running around madness.  Presents are all wrapped, cookies are baked, make-ahead mashed potatoes for Christmas Eve dinner are made…ahead.  What better way to enjoy some downtime than with a cocktail?

chocolate caramallow cocktail

This drink was inspired by those chocolate covered marshmallow and caramel santas that you can buy at the drugstore this time of year.  I love those things!

While I was whipping this up, I thought of a Christmas song called The 12 Daze of Christmas by Fay McKay.  It’s not something they ever play on the radio – I’m not even sure how I ever heard it in the first place – but they should, because it’s freaking hilarious.

So if you too could use a little drink and some music to unwind this evening, play that and make this:

Chocolate Caramallow 2

Chocolate Caramallow Cocktail

1 oz Pinnacle Marshmallow Vodka
2 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
splash of half & half
ice
caramel sundae syrup, chocolate syrup and marshmallows for garnish (optional)

Combine marhsmallow vodka, chocolate liqueur, half & half, and ice in a cocktail shaker and shake until frosty.  Drizzle caramel sundae syrup inside martini glass, then pour in drink.  Garnish with marshmallows and chocolate syrup.

 

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Cinco D’OH Mayo

So, the thing that sucks about writing a blog about things that you make is that when you don’t make anything, you have nothing to blog about! D’oh!

I haven’t been baking anything and despite enduring quite a few days in the past two weeks that have totally been worthy of adult beverage drinking, I haven’t been doing any of that either.  I have, however, been doing a lot of laundry.  How one man can create so many loads of laundry in the span of a week I will never understand.

Anywho, despite my utter lack of shaking, baking OR partying lately I do have a tasty drink recipe that I wanted to share in time for Cinco de Mayo….

Dancers at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival i...
Dancers at the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Beer Margaritas!  Or as I like to call them – BeerGaritas.

Margarita with lime in a margarita glass.
Margarita with lime in a margarita glass. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let me preface this by saying (quite emphatically) that I despise beer.  It’s just gross.  Even on the rare occasion that I can find a beer that doesn’t make me want to scrub my tongue with a Brillo pad I do not enjoy drinking the stuff.

Brillo Pad logo
Brillo Pad logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HOWEVER, I absolutely loved these beer Margaritas!

Beer Margaritas (link will take you to the original recipe!)

Ingredients

1 (12 fl oz) can frozen limeade concentrate
12 fl oz tequila
12 fl oz water
12 fl oz beer (I used Corona)
ice
1 lime, cut into wedges (optional)
salt (optional)

Mexican Beer: Corona 6-Pack
Mexican Beer: Corona 6-Pack (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Directions

Pour limeade, tequila, water and beer into a large pitcher.  Stir until well blended and limeade is melted (you may want to strain the pulp out, depending on preference).  Adjust with additional water if needed.  Add ice.  Rim margarita glass with salt and garnish with lime wedges.