In less than 48 hours 2011 will be over. I will have to say, it’s been a good year. I won’t go into a long mushy post about it, but all in all I feel content. I would, however, like to say thanks to you guys, both for reading, and for those of you that are writers too, for making me laugh. To the people that bought a copy of one or both of my books, I thank you so hard it’s scary, and even more so for the folks that left a review on Amazon – you rock.
Now, I’m not going to do a ‘I’ll tell you my resolutions if you tell me yours’, but lemme just say that if you haven’t bought a copy of Human Resources, Martinis, and Other Bad Things (or Drink Well), it’s not too late. Oh hell no, you can end your year with a bang (yeah, I know, that’s really ending my year with one, but whatever) by getting a copy, or you can put it at the top of your New Year list…I’m just sayin’.
But on to other things. Important things, like what in the hell are y’all gonna drink to bring in the New Year? Don’t know yet? Well I can help, and I’m posting Cocktail Hour a little early today to give you more than enough time to make a run to the liquor store. Because I am a giver. I giveth so much I am setting you up for the entire weekend.
For New Year’s Eve, spiffy up your champagne with…more alcohol.
If you like sweet:
- 1 oz pear vodka
- Champagne (I’d recommend not going with an asti, as it is a sweet sparkling wine and will make the cocktail too syrupy)
A less sweet option:
- 1 oz St. Germain
- 3 dashes Angostura Bitters or Fernet Branca
Toast, enjoy the New Year, and don’t have too many because hell hath no fury like a champagne hangover.
But that’s not all folks. What about Sunday? You may need a little hair of the dog. Or perhaps you didn’t party too hard, and just want a mellow and delicious way to spend the opening of 2012, because after all, it may very well be the last New Year we celebrate. I don’t want to leave you high and dry, (and, if you are like me and have difficulties staying awake until midnight, you might want one of these for a little caffeine pick me up tomorrow night) so for your drinking pleasure I give you…
- 1 oz Kahlua
- 1 oz Almendrado Tequila (tequila with almond, yum!)
- 3 dashes Orange Flower Water
- 2 dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters (yes, I know this is supposed to be about the Mayans, but whatever, just go with it)
- Top with coffee, and add cream to taste
If you aren’t a coffee person (what’s wrong with you?), then you can make The Apocalypse with hot chocolate instead. However, the Four Horsemen will probably come for you first (I know that’s a totally different end of the world scenario, but there are so many it’s hard to keep track. Let’s throw in a comet too and be done with it).
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!