Seems like after that binging of posting in November, I couldn't manage much posting in December! It was so full this year - Anna sang a solo in school choir, then she and Colin had a great piano recital, followed by the weekend of ballet performances. There were church choir rehearsals, which culminated in a nice Christmas Eve performance. We had a super holiday weekend with feasting and family. And I created a new drink for the holidays:
The Figgy Pudding
1.5 oz mulled vodka **
1.5 oz golden rum (I like Bacardi)
1.5 oz pear nectar
0.5 oz triple sec
0.5 oz port
Shake all ingredients over ice and pour into a chilled martini glass.
** Mulled Vodka
Combine 1 cup vodka with 1 tsp of premixed mulling spices -or- 1 star anise, 4 cloves, 1/4 stick of cinnamon, a few allspice berries, a shaving of nutmeg, etc. Let sit at room temperature for ~1 hour then drain.
Cheers, and Happy New Year!