Monday, December 10, 2012

Drifunkmas Preparations

The time has come, once again, for the 12 Days of Drifunkmas. Oh how I love this time of year! This year though, I would love for others to join in on the fun. The following is a list of the twelve drinks of Drifunkmas with the base liquor for anyone wishing to experience them right along with us. It all begins on the evening of Mike's return, Sunday, December 16th.
 Day 1: The Tampopo (Bourbon)
 Day 2: Vodka Slushies (Vodka)
 Day 3: Cherry Beer Margarita (Tequila)
 Day 4: Hot Buttered Rum (Rum)
 Day 5: Vodka Irish Chocolate Martini (Merry's Irish Cream, Vodka)
 Day 6: Holiday Sangria (Merlot)
 Day 7: Maple Crown Royal
 Day 8: Bourbon Chocolate Milkshake (Bourbon)
 Day 9: Santa's Helper (Vodka, Amaretto)
 Day 10: Warm Christmas Cocktail (Bourbon)
 Day 11: Perfect Storm (Dark Rum)
 Day 12: Eggnog Jello Shots (Bourbon, Rum or Vodka)

Gosh. Just looking at that list makes me thirsty. How is it that I'm writing this without a cocktail in my hand? There will be soon enough, but gosh darn it, there's still work to be done! I have Drifunkmas to plan for! If you think you might want to join us on this fantastic adventure, a list of the necessary ingredients follows. I highly recommend buying it from Dale and Joe, the kind proprietors of Adirondack Mountain Spirits.

Alcohol: Bourbon, Vodka, Tequila, Dark Rum, Merrys Irish Cream Liquour, Merlot, Maple Crown Royal, Amaretto
Mixers: Apple Cider, Ginger Beer, Cranberry juice, Orange Juice Concentrate, Frozen Limeade, Cherry 7up, Beer, Brown Sugar, Butter, Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Syrup, Gingerale, Sugar, Milk, Coconut Milk, Brown Sugar, Unflavored Gelatin Powder, Sweetened Condensed Milk
You're also going to need: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves, Oranges, Cranberries, Vanilla Bean

I realize that this may seem overwhelming, but in our house we actually have many of these liquors already. The fun part will be getting all the mixers and other goodies that are needed.

In anticipation of December 16th, the first of twelve fun-filled nights, I give you the following recipe for the Tampopo:

Mix apple cider, ginger beer and bourbon in a 2:2:1 ratio. Pour over ice and garnish with an apple slice if desired.

 The first one is pretty simple, but don't you worry. It will get more complicated along the way.  Happy Drifunkmas, everyone!!!

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