Well, as an apology, let's begin with bacon.
Wednesday, December 22: Four Roses Yellow Label BourbonIt's Wednesday! Time to mix something weird! Try PDT’s Bacon-Infused Old Fashioned
Thursday, December 23: Corzo Reposado 100% AgaveIt is getting too close to the Big Day to mess with fancy drinks. For our last Tequila Thursday together, just try The Giraffe:
2 ice cubes
Pour the Tequila into a tall glass and followed by the two ice cubes. Swirl the two around in the glass for a time (note: do not stir), and then add grapefruit juice to taste.
1 1/4 ounces moonshine
1/4 ounce Cointreau
1 ounce Sunny D
1/2 ounce Rock Star orange energy drink
orange wedge, optional
Combine the moonshine, Cointreau, Sunny D, Rock Star and ice in a cocktail shaker.
Shake vigorously until very cold. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with an orange wedge, if desired.
Saturday, December 25: Flor de Caña 4 Years Extra Rum 80 ProofFlor de Caña is sugar cane rum from Nicaragua. We found some in the house we rented in Costa Rica this summer. Costa Rican Imperial beer is pretty good, and certainly has fantastic graphics, but we were done with it the moment we poured this sweet, smooth, complex rum into... into anything. We bought a three-pack at the duty free on the way home. One bottle broke in transit, which was sad, but made our luggage smell delicious.
So on Christmas morning, I recommend that you make orange juice for the crowd. Fresh-squeezed, what are you, some kind of a lazy homemaker? (I know you are - so am I. But we pretend otherwise on Christmas.) Dump a shot of Flor de Caña into yours. There you go. Smile and wave, girls and boys.
Smile and wave.