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by Duwayne Tso
Welcome to CocktailsandMovies.com Thursday Trailer Tap!
Are you sitting in your cubicle with stacks of TPS reports to go through? Listening to that conference call where everyone is talking at the same time about nothing at all that matters? Stuck at the water cooler hearing about who are the early favorites on Dancing With The Stars? Need something to watch with that flask in your desk and that burned microwave popcorn from the break room? Let us share something new with you.
Happy Thursday, Mixers! Every Thursday, CocktailsandMovies.com is here to help you get through one more day of the work week. The Thursday Trailer Tap is here with new movie trailers, letting you pencil in some movies to watch in 2016.
By Tim Barley
On the 12th day of Christmas, we took turns on 12 different couches as our heads were drumming…
We arrived at Christmas Day! A LOT of cocktails have been imbibed, but we saved a classic mixture for the day of days. This cocktail will allow you to relax and disregard the craziness of unwrapped presents strewn around the Christmas tree and the snow outside piling up and the fact that you may or may not have power yet from last weekend’s ice storm. But, if the 12th day of Christmas is “12 Drummers Drumming,” how do we get Santa’s Couch cocktail? Now, follow along with us here:
Santa has had a tough 24 hours. So, after his long DAY, he goes to a Motley Crue concert and meets Tommy Lee. Tommy Lee is a drummer. Drummers love whiskey. Whiskey is the great equalizer and eggnog is just a great Yule time tradition, so mix these two together with some vodka (yes!) and a cinnamon liqueur, and you’ve got yourself a great cocktail to sip on all day long. No wonder it’s called “Santa’s Couch…”
12 Santa’s Couches
- 1 oz. Jack Daniels
- 1 oz. Lemon Vodka
- 1/4 oz. Cinnamon Liqueur
- 3 oz. Eggnog
- Pour all the ingredients into a glass.
Trust me, this will take the edge off the mass hysteria of kids opening presents, squealing with delight and then opening EVERY present and make a big disaster zone of the living room around the Christmas tree and relax you into a state where you won’t mind cleaning it all up later on… So, make yourself a cocktail, enjoy this Christmas Day!
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MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYONE!
By Tim Barley
On the 11th day of Christmas, 11 PIPERS brought in some great PIPING hot coffee…
Brrrrrr! If you’re in the Midwest today, it’s C-O-L-D! With a current temperature as I write this at 10:15 a.m. of only 11 degrees and a forecast high of 18, plus the added energy drain of rough housing with four pre-teens (I’m kidding! I love them to death!), I have very little energy. BUT, Cocktails and Movies must go on!
Luckily, these great 11 pipers happened by today, just piping away in the snow and ice. And they had the greatest coffee that they shared with me before heading on their way to pipe to the rest of the neighborhood! Actually, this recipe comes once again from the good people at Liquor.com. So, sit back and enjoy some great, hot caffeine and some liquor as we give you a second coffee drink for these “12 Days of Christmas Cocktails” with the…
11 Pipers Piping Hot Grand Coffee
- 1 oz Grand Marnier, warmed
- 3 oz Hot brewed coffee
- 3/4 oz Brown sugar syrup (1 part brown sugar, 1 part water), if desired
- Whipped cream
- Pour all the ingredients into a mug or heat-proof highball glass and stir.
- Spoon about 2 tbsp of whipped cream on top.
There! Not too hard and you should have all the ingredients readily available if you’re in the Christmas spirit already. This cocktail will no only warm you up, but it will supply you with all the caffeine you need in order to wrap all those presents you haven’t had a chance to wrap yet. (In my case, that’s ALL of them…) So, make yourself a cocktail, enjoy this Christmas Eve and check back later today or on Facebook/Twitter as we share our 10 most favorite Christmas movies!
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By Mike Reyes
On the 10th day of Christmas, our tab is getting bigger…
The Boss caught us up this weekend with the 12 Days of Christmas Cocktails, and I’m here to help bring the whole damned thing home! Now we’ve been pushing some prime, top shelf booze here; but I feel we haven’t even scratched the surface yet. And why’s that? Because today’s drink includes whisky! Scotch whisky. Not just any old whisky at that, but M’s favorite and ours, MacAllan! So on the 10th Day of Christmas, here’s what you’ll want to drink…
- 2 oz The Macallan Fine Oak 10-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- 1/4 oz St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram
- 1/4 oz Angostura Bitters
- 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1/2 oz Honey syrup (one part honey, one part water)
- Garnishes: Grated nutmeg and Barker & Mills Bourbon Vanilla Cocktail Cherry
- Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice.
- Shake, and strain into a coupe glass.
- Garnish with grated nutmeg and a Barker & Mills Bourbon Vanilla Cocktail Cherry.
- A Coupe glass is suggested for serving.
Many many thanks to Liquor.com for the awesome recipe suggestion! We’ll see you all tomorrow, with our big Christmas Eve cocktail, and then our Christmas DAY cocktail. But, keep it here for the Weekend Wrap Session coming up shortly! Until then, find us on Facebook and Twitter and share us with a friend.
by Tim Barley
On the 9th day of Christmas, nine ladies dancing came by…
Following our “12 Days of Christmas Cocktails,” which we’ve presented so far:
- Eight Maids a Milking Bloody Marys
- Seven Swans a Swimming Cocktail,
- Six White Russian Egg Creams,
- Fiii-ive Irish Golds,
- Four BlackBirds,
- Three French Martinis,
- Two Turtle Dove Cocktails and
- a Cranberry-Pear Bellini,
we have only three more after this! We’ve arrived at our ninth cocktail! I found a great cocktail for this one that will either work well while you’re on that tropical Christmas vacation (or you currently live in Australia or south of the equator), OR you dream of being there.
It features all liqueurs and juices, so you KNOW it has to be healthy! (wink, wink). Anyway, it looks like a winner for today. So, I give you the Nine Ladies Dancing:
The Dancing Lady
- 1 oz banana liqueur
- 1 oz melon liqueur
- 1 splash cranberry juice
- 1 splash lime juice
- 1 splash pineapple juice
- Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice.
- Strain into a cocktail glass and garnish with a sword and cherry on the rim.
This is a great idea for those who want to feel like they are living in the tropics or just wish they are as they watch the snow fall!
Enjoy this cocktail and remember: never watch bad movies unless you have a great cocktail. And don’t drink and drive.