Now that the craziness had ended, I figured it was a good time for a real Christmas cocktail with a not-so-Christmas kind of name.
1 1/2 oz. Jim Beam
1/2 oz. Amaretto
3 oz. eggnog
This was a fabulous cocktail. I really should have purchased low fat eggnog, because I would have had another one. It was very creamy and smooth. We both rated it a 9, but decided there would be no harm at all in adding just a bit more bourbon than the recipe called for.
I was definitely in the partying spirit, so we decided that we would enjoy an icy, cold beer when we finished our Lumber Jills. It was then that we decided to finally start paying attention to the Santa hat on the corner of the television. I'm sure others saw it on Facebook like I did, but for those who didn't, it's a little drinking game that requires you to drink any time someone on tv is "wearing" the Santa hat. As you can see in the picture below, it's pretty funny how it looks when someone is wearing it. We learned pretty quickly that Law and Order is a good show for this game if you're really looking to tie one on.
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. amaretto
1 oz. triple sec
2 oz. cranberry juice
2 oz. orange juice
All I can say is YUM! This is one of the best ones in a few years. Initially it seems quite sweet, but eventually it mellows out. I would highly recommend going a little lighter on the triple sec, because that stuff is just plain sweet. Jess made these for us at 20, and it wasn't long before a couple others were giving it a try.
It ended up being a very pleasant evening, and Maribyrd did a great job as always. If you've never listened to her sing, you really should. On top of that, she is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. She does a lot of solo acts, but she also has a band called Byrdgrass that is incredibly fun to listen to.
There were plenty of laughs that night, especially after Lauren and Gar showed up. Someone mentioned the word "gondola" and you could see Lauren's expression change. Clearly we needed to do something about that. We decided to pass around a napkin and try to come up with as many words as we could using the letters in the word "gondola". Gar won for creativity with the word "nogload". Not sure what it means, but he was able to use it in a sentence brilliantly.
"Drifunkmas can't end this way," I thought to myself.
"Go for a 13th night," Maribyrd suggested.
I was all in, so last night, on the Drifunkmas bonus night, we headed down to 20 for a new beverage.
Drifunkmas Bonus Night
The Fallen Froggie
.5 oz. Midori
.5 oz. Bailey's Irish Creme
splash of grenadine
Obviously this is a shot, and the picture on Pinterest has it looking like this:
By the look on Sherry's face, she didn't think it would taste good either. Have no fear though, because Drifunkmas was saved! It was quite delicious. We decided that anything with Bailey's in it is generally delicious.
It has been a wonderful Drifunkmas, made even happier by all of those who joined in on the yearly tradition. I think I'll try to be more organized about it next year, but then again, giving up control isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Day 1: Walk Me Down Sweet Jesus
Day 2: Painkiller
Day 3: North Country Common
Day 4: Dirty Shirley
Day 5: Eggnog Martini
Day 6: 20 Main's Lemon Drop Shot
Day 7: Spiced Apple Margarita
Day 8: The 1800
Day 9: Gold Rush
Day 10: Lumber Jill
Day 11: Prison Bitch
Day 12: Barenjager
Bonus: The Fallen Froggie