Drinking Out Loud

“Drinking Out Loud” is the new title of my new second blog – only joking. I don’t think I have the brain power to write two blogs a day so unless I can lots of volunteers to help with the writings on alcohol it’s not going to happen. Also Kate might want royalties for coming up with the name “Drinking Out Loud” at the Christmas lunch a few weeks ago. It would be a good blog though – I could get someone to write up wine reviews and cocktail recipes and then my general musings on drinking. I wonder if there should be a non-drinking section that my pregnant friends could add to – moaning about missing out!

On the theme of cocktails I have two new liqueurs that I’d purchased at the weekend – see picture below.

Bottoms up!

Bottoms up!

The apple liqueur is for a new cocktail that I found on the BBC site called Santa Baby. It contains apple and orange liqueurs, vodka and cranberry jelly. I haven’t tried it but hoping to at the weekend. The weekend just gone I was too busy finishing off the rye whiskey (Manhattans), which reminds me to get some more before I finish for Christmas. I can only get it in London, nowhere local sells it. I’d also got some Cherry Brandy from Aldi. £6.99 – cheap as chips! Not sure what to do with this but Mike sent me his Christmas punch recipe so I might use it for that or maybe a variation on that recipe. I’ll keep you posted on that concoction. I’m sure I will write about drinking again soon especially with silly season upon us – bottoms up!

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2 Responses to “Drinking Out Loud”


  1. 1 Mike December 17, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Be careful with those. Sweet liquors like the ones you have should only be used sparingly (less than 1/6 of the drink). Good ones can add just the right hint of flavor to a drink, but there’s no need to add so much as to make candy in a glass.

    You should always be able to task the main spirit in the drinks you make (unless you make lots of vodka drinks – then God help you!).

    Enjoy!

    • 2 Michelle Best December 17, 2008 at 11:12 am

      I’ll try not to drink them all like they are candy in a glass – that would lead to a big mess! Thanks for the advice, I’m still a novice at making and drinking them so expert opinion is always gratefully received.


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