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Cocktails and Movies “12 Day of Christmas Cocktails” #8: 8 Maids a Milking Bloody Mary

by Tim Barley

On the 8th day of Christmas, eight maids a milking brought me a Holiday Bloody Mary…

Cocktails and Movies 12 days of christmas cocktails - eight maids a milking bloody maryOnly four more after this! We’re already at cocktail #8! And while senior writer Mike is again caught up in some holiday stuff so I found a great cocktail that you can make for those lazy days with a nice breakfast and a movie while snuggled in on your couch. Following our “12 Days of Christmas Cocktails,” which we’ve presented so far, 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 stick to  my favorite libation, vodka once again!

I’m not a big fan of Bloody Mary’s. If I’m going to drink at breakfast, I’ll go straight for beer (or bloody beer), or just hit the hard stuff and coast the rest of the day. But, this one looks very good, if I don’t say so myself! It’s strong and might be that special cocktail needed to wake up from Saturday’s festivities. It comes from Shape Magazine and their “fit foodies” section. Enjoy, my friends, as we approach the second to last weekend of the year 2013. I give you the Eight Bloody Mary Maids-a-Milking:

8 Maids-aMilking Bloody Mary

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Russian Standard Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Lucid Absinthe
  • 1/2 oz cucumber water
  • Splash lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 2 muddled cherry tomatoes
  • Black pepper and sea salt rim (optional)

Instructions

  • Muddle tomatoes in bottom of a shaker. Combine all ingredients and shake with ice. Strain into a chilled coupe glass rimmed with black pepper and sea salt.
  • Cucumber water – Peel cucumber and leave soaking in water for 2-4 days. Strain particles out with a cheesecloth and retain the liquid.
  • Simple syrup – Combine 1 teaspoon (packet) of Splenda with luke warm water. Stir until dissolved.

This is a great idea for those lazy Sundays or because we were hammered with an ice storm last night  (and now snow today), a great cocktail to stay in and sip with your breakfast and watch movies!

Enjoy this cocktail and remember: never watch bad movies unless you have a great cocktail. And don’t drink and drive.

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