Friday, January 3, 2014

Looks Like We Made It

Where oh where does the time go?  So many shots over so many days.  I did research today's shot, as promised.  Again, we decided to let 20 Main supply us with the evening's shot.  It really is so much easier that way.  Tonight's beverage...


1 oz. Baileys
1 oz. Butterscotch liqueur
1 oz. Kahlua

We were lucky enough to run into one of the most prized Ladies of the Adirondacks,  Jean Wiswell.  Jean and I spend quite a bit of time together over the summer.  Whether it's through the Ladies' Wednesday Night Golf League, gardening, or one of Cripple Creek Cabins' monthly parties, I get to hang out with Jean on a regular basis. This does not necessarily hold true in the winter just because it's, well, winter.  Nothing is the same in the winter.  Needless to say though,  I love time any time spent with Jean.  She has a knack for bringing me back to what really counts in life.  Neither one of us hesitates to laugh (loudly) at the most bizarre things...or the most mundane things.  Life makes both of us laugh, shrug our shoulders and ask, "What the fuck?"  Then we laugh again.

That was my long-winded way of leading into Jean saying, "I'm never one to turn down a buttsniffer!" when the shot was offered.  She was quick to agree that it was a good shot.  Do not be lured into doing more than one of these though, because holy cow, it was SWEET.  Good, but sweet.

The Twelve Days of Drifunkmas 2013 is officially over.  Thank you for joining us on our yearly quest.  As always, I have to give a shout out to another true lady of the Adirondacks, Carol Baker.  She's the lovely lady, loaded with spirit and positive vibes, who suggested this yearly tradition.  Carol, thank you. You have helped me to consume each one of these outrageous concoctions over the years!  I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Are We Done Yet?

When I think back to the first day of Drifunkmas, it seems like so long ago.  It really does.  I feel like I waited for a month for Mike to return from Colorado while I eeked out the last bit of energy necessary to finish out the week before Christmas break in an elementary school.  When Mike left, we were in the midst of a snow event.  He returned just after a state of emergency prompted by an ice event.  Now it's just frickin' cold.  It is so very cold.  I sincerely cannot sit close enough to the wood stove right now.

All of that aside, Mike and I have continued our Drifunkmas tradition.  I must say though, that nights 10 and 11 have not been entirely satisfying.

Day 10...

Tequila Surprise

1 oz. Tequila
8 drops Tobasco

I really don't even know what to say about this one.  Neither one of us particularly enjoys tequila, especially in the form of a shot.  Offer me up a good Margarita on a hot summer day and I'm sold.  A shot of tequila with a splash of hot sauce on a sub-zero evening?  Not so much.  I would not go down this road again.

Day 11...


2 oz. vodka
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
Dash lime juice

I really had high hopes for this one.  We had tried the Blue Kamikaze several nights ago and we were met with disappointment.  The fact that this one had less lime juice had me feeling quite positive.  After we drank it, I was driven to find other recipes for this same shot.  Here is what I found:
1.25 oz. vodka
.25 oz. triple sec
.25 oz. lime juice

Equal parts vodka, triple sec and lime juice
1.5 oz vodka
.75 oz. Triple sec
.75 oz. Lime juice

Clearly, the recipes differ somewhat.  The one we had, the one I found on Pinterest, was AWFUL.  I think equal parts of each is the way to go.  Mike's immediate gasp after finishing the shot was, "Too much vodka!"  I agree.

I'm going to have to do some serious research for tomorrow night's grand finale.  Wish me luck!