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Posted on 2010.12.24 at 17:44
Current Location: With all the humans I love
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Mom & Dad singing Baby It's Cold Outside
I really love the holidays. I always get lots of new kitty toys, catnip and empty boxes to play in. Mom and Dad love the holidays too because they get to spend time with family, friends and each other without having anything work related to worry about.

Grandma Stewart and Grandma Pattinson always hang something called mistletoe over their front doors which seems to make humans who walk under it kiss. Dad just laughs when he sees the mistletoe and says he doesn't need a plant to tell him where to kiss Mom because he can kiss her any place he wants.

Trees are brought inside and covered with colored balls, lights and other shiny stuff during this time of year and I still don't understand why Mom, Dad and the rest of the family get so upset whenever I climb in them to check things out.

I like sneaking sips of Grandpa Pattinson's Egg Nog Kahlua and Grandpa Stewart's Red Hot Chocolate but those always make the room spin around in circles and get my tummy sick so this year I'm going to try some of Dad's Hard Rocker Cider and Mom's Candy Cane Swirl instead.

I really love the holidays because it's a time for family, friends, giving, laughter, music, singing, food, fun, love and warm fuzzy feelings.

I hope you will have all of that and more this holiday

Peace, Love & Blessings,
~Jella Stewart-Pattinson

Here I am in my ridiculous holiday get up.

Some presents I got for Mom and Dad.

Here I am just chillin under the tree.


Egg Nog Kahlua -
Ingredients you need: 1 oz. Kahlua® 4 Eggnog Nutmeg

How to make a Egg Nog Kahlua: Mix kahlua with eggnog in a wineglass and then sprinkle some nutmeg on top.

Type of drink Cocktail Recommended glass: Highball Glass

Red Hot Chocolate -
Ingredients you need; 1 oz. Campari 2 oz. Brandy 3 oz. Milk 0.5 oz. (optional) Heavy Cream 2 tablespoons Chocolate Chips

How to make a Red Hot Chocolate: Put milk, cream & chocolate in a milk frothing cup used for espresso. Froth milk as you would for cappuccino. When milk is hot remove frothing wand and whisk or stir vigorously until chocolate is completely melted. Add Campari and Brandy. Pour into heat-resistant cup. Can be garnished with 1 large hand-cut marshmallow or a red peppermint stick.

Originally served at 116 Crown in New Haven, CT, created by mixologist John Ginnetti

Type of drink Cocktail Recommended glass: Irish Coffee Cup

Hard Rocker Cider -
Ingredients you need: 1 cup Cabo Wabo Reposado Tequila 4 cups Apple Cider 1 cup Cranberry juice ¼ cup Orange Liqueur 1 teaspoon Nutmeg cinnamon stick

How to make a Hard Rocker Cider: In a pot or crockpot, heat and stir cider, cranberry juice cocktail, and nutmeg on low just until hot for 2 hours. Do not boil. When ready to serve, turn on high for 10 minutes and stir in tequila and liqueur. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

Servings: 6 type of drink Cocktail Recommended glass: Hurricane Glass

Candy Cane Swirl -
Ingredients you need: 1 oz. SKYY® Infusions Raspberry 3 oz. Red Cranberry juice 0.5 oz. Grenadine 0.5 oz. Peppermint Schnapps Lemon Lime soda

How to make a Candy Cane Swirl: Rim martini glass with crushed candy cane. Combine SKYY Vodka, Peppermint Schnapps, Cranberry Juice and Grenadine into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain into martini glass. Top with Lemon Lime Soda and garnish with small peppermint candy cane.

The Candy Cane Swirl is designed to add a simple, yet festive element to your larger holiday parties, utilizing familiar ingredients easily mixed in larger quantities. A vibrant red cocktail with a whimsical candy cane garnish, the Candy Cane Swirl is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Type of drink Cocktail Recommended glass: Cocktail Glass


windmuse09 at 2010-12-25 01:25 (UTC) (Link)
Happy Xmas dear Jella!
robstenfan_1 at 2010-12-30 20:07 (UTC) (Link)
i loved it....
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