Friday, December 6, 2013

Cup of Cheer

A very good friend of our family was hosting a holiday party and asked me to come up with a festive cocktail.  Pictured above is the result.  It took a while to get the flavor just right.  Which meant there was testing.  

Lots & lots of testing.  *hic*

Unfortunately, I didn't have a good name for this libation prior to said event (sorry, Jennifer).  But since it is December and Christmas carols are playing on the radio, I was inspired by a song by the late, great Burl Ives.
Or, as anyone born after 1960 knows him:
Here's a little trivia about Mr. Ives for my fellow scifi geeks out there - Burl was the narrator for the BEST Star Wars movie never to make it to the big screen.***


1/2     oz  Vodka
1        oz  Cointreau (or Triple Sec)
1        oz  Orange Juice
1     dash  Bitters
2     dash  Ground Cinnamon

Add all 3 ingredients to a martini shaker 1/2 full of ice
Shake vigorously
Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice

Garnish with cinnamon stick and orange wheel

***AFAIK, there are only 2 movies that qualify for that distinction and the other one really sucked

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