Relaxation

My Favorite Christmas Drink.

Obviously my favorite drink in general is wine…preferably red. BUT I have decided to venture out, broaden my horizons, and try something new. In my taste tests and mixology experiments at home with my boyfriend and I, we have come across the perfect Christmas Eve/Christmas Day cocktail to have with friends and family.

The White Russian. It’s simple, classy, creamy, and sweet. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 part Vodka (your choice, I used Tito’s)
  • 1 part Kahlua
  • 1 part milk (I used 2 percent)
  • ice cubes
  • cinnamon

Add ice cubes to a glass, pour Kahlua and Vodka over the ice. Add the milk, and give it a good stir. Then, I like to sprinkle some cinnamon on top for garnish and a little extra flavor. Add more Kahlua as you see fit-if you like it on the sweet side.

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This is the PERFECT drink to sit by the fire, around the Christmas tree, and just relax- and it is SO simple to make!

*Note: the recipe did call for light cream, but milk works just as well and it cuts the calories! šŸ™‚

Get the recipeĀ here.

Photo cred: googleimages.

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When to drink wine.

…basically everyday. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, what have you. Kidding but…in a perfect world this would be the case. There’s nothing I love more than coming home to my cozy apartment and kitty after a long day, and cuddling up with a glass of wine and my homework for the night. In fact, I’m enjoying a glass as I type. Cabernet Sauvignon- delish.

Ok, before you assume that I’m a raging alcoholic let me state that I don’t drink wine EVERY night…just a fair amount of them. Plus they say wine is good for your health (ha).Ā What can I say? The only thing more relaxing is realizing I don’t have to wake up at the ass-crack of dawn on a Saturday morningĀ to work my filler job that I’ve been at since I was 15. My liver may play but a small price.

All you wine lovers out there, I’d like to share with you my absolute favorite wine currently on the market: Alamos Malbec.

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Full, rich, smooth, creamy…heaven in a glass. I discovered this gem while living in North Carolina, after spending about 45 minutes to an hour in Total Wine and More. For those who don’t know what that is…it’s quite possibly the largest wine/beer store to ever exist and it’s also known as my future heaven. This wine is not only nostalgic and plain amazing, but it’s also budget friendly. About $10 for a 750 mL- not too shabby considering my post-grad entry level salary.

I’ve compiled a list of immediate needs for wine..in case y’all were wondering when it’s appropriate to have a glass- or five. This list will grow in subsequent posts.

When/Where it’s appropriate to drink wine (including qualifying life events):

  • holiday parties
  • work events (mostly to get through them)
  • to escape from social awkwardness
  • after a bad day
  • Wednesdays
  • in the presence of less-than-interesting humans
  • with your cat
  • in the shower
  • anytime really
  • Fridays
  • everyday
  • when you’re 23 and have no idea what you’re doing
  • because you can

Happy Monday, and Cheers!