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Cocktails and Movies 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails #7: Seven Swans-a-Swimming

by Tim Barley

On the 7th day of Christmas, we’re dreaming of 7 swans a swimming in a blue lake…

cocktails and movies 12 days of christmas cocktails - seven swans a swimmingWe’re on the downswing now! We’re already at cocktail #7! And while senior writer Mike likes to pull from his bartending bible, Tim prefers ease of use and quick hits; simple drinks for a simple, non complex man. So, after having had the previous cocktails in our “12 Days of Christmas Cocktails,” which were Six White Russian Egg Creams, Five Irish Golds, Four BlackBirds, Three French Martinis, Two Turtle Dove Cocktails and a Cranberry-Pear Bellini, we move into my favorite libation: vodka!

Cocktails and Movies 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails #6: White Russian Egg Cream

By Mike Reyes

On the 6th Day of Cocktails, the Cocktails and Movies resident bartender made for us…

So after Five Irish Golds, Four Blackbirds, Three French Martinis, Two Turtle Doves, and a Cranberry Pear Bellini, we’re back with the 6th day of Christmas Cocktails here at C&M! We’re halfway done! Today is another favorite right out of the Schiller’s Liquor Bar book! Now the sixth day of Christmas has “Six Geese A Laying.”

And what do geese lay? Eggs! What’s Schiller’s partially famous for? Their world renowned Egg Creams! So what better drink to kick back with in the midst of a blizzard than the…

Cocktails and Movies 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails #5: Irish Gold

by Tim Barley

On the fifth day of my Christmas, my bartender gave to me…

Cocktails and Movies 12 days of Christmas Cocktails - five irish goldsI’ve flow 3/4 of the way across the country to find myself in Mid-Michigan for Christmas, but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop bringing cocktails to the flock. Clearing my parents out of their kitchen and rummaging through their paltry bar has led me to walk through the snowy streets to the local supermarket and stock up on cocktail supplies! Now, back inside the balmy 68 degrees of my parents’ house, I’ve decided upon the 5th day of Christmas cocktail: Five Irish Gold (Rings).

So far, Senior Writer Mike Reyes and I have given you: Four Blackbirds, Three French Martinis, Two Turtle Doves, a Cranberry-Pear Bellini. Today, we find ourself mid week (on Harrumph Day) and we have a hankering for a gold Irish Whiskey.

So, on the fifth day of  “Cocktails and Movies 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails,” we give to you…

The 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails #4: Four Blackbirds

by Mike Reyes

Four Drinks of Christmas, and We’ve Gone To The Birds!

Welcome back to the 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails. The scorecard so far stands at the following:

3 French Martinis

2 Turtle Doves

1 Cranberry Pear Bellini

The 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails #3: Three French Martinis

by Mike Reyes

On the third day of my Christmas, my bartender made for me…

Cocktails and Movies 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails French-martiniBonjour, Mixers! Not rain, or snow, or work day, or mail will stop us from plugging along with “The 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails!” (which is actually Day 20 or so of our “30 Holi-DAYS of Cocktails and Movies.) Today’s pick is a favorite of my girlfriend’s mother, as whenever we go to our local brick oven pizza joint she orders up one of these puppies! And let me tell you, this place knows how to mix their drinks. All you have to do is order one on a particularly cold night and you’ll be warm as a gentle fire. So prepare your berets and have some Brie on hand as an amuse bouche* to go with this festive pick.

We don’t have hens around the office, thankfully, so voila, it’s…  the third day of  “Cocktails and Movies 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails,” and we give to you…

The Drink:

Three French Martinis

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz vodka
  • 1/4 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
  • 1/4 ozfresh pineapple juice
  • 1 twist lemon peel

Instructions:

  • Pour each of the above into a tall bar glass.
  • Shake with ice.
  • Pour into a cocktail or martini glass, and serve.

Trust me when I tell you, it’s a beaut! Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to find my French translation notes from High School. Someone’s sent me a rather urgent looking note involving this week’s Take Out Theater column… at least, that’s what I think this note says. Mon dieu!**

*amuse bouche – a bite sized hors d’oeuvres, served at the Chef’s whim, without any ordering from the patrons.

** Mon Dieu – “My God!”

So, here we are in the final stretches of 2013. We’ll have 9 more of these cocktails before taking a break for the final week of the year to recharge our batteries. Please help us grow in 2014! Remember to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, share us with your friends and remember: “Don’t watch bad movies unless you have good cocktails.”