Let’s Get Blitzen: Cocktail Advent Calendar – Day 24 – Blue Christmas. WE DID IT!!! Today is the final episode of the 2019 edition of this calendar. We are finishing things off with an unexpected conclusion – tequila.
I’ve published a couple other drinks with an agave base thus far – the Snowbird and the Feliz Navidad.
Because I’m celebrating the season in more tropical climes, I’ve incorporated some tropical components into this drink – like pineapple juice and lime juice.
Even for those of you who suffer from tequila trauma, this is an exceptionally smooth ride.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the daily programming over the last 24 days. Would love to hear what your favourite cocktail from the collection was. Feel free to chime in on the comments below.
There were a lot of winners in this year’s list but I would say the Five Golden Rings, the Lilac Luminaria, and the Rye & Rosemary Mirth were my top three, if you forced me to choose.
For those of you worried about my liver and it’s capacity to regenerate after the age of 25, fear not, I’m planning to do Dry January to kick 2020 off with a bit of a detox.
I am also considering doing the Whole 30 diet – I will let you look that up on your time. In essence, I’m looking to recalibrate the old system after an overindulgent, oversubscribed December. I have some big goals for 2020 and hope you’ll be there along the way to cheer me on or tell me to keep my chin up.
In the meantime, I hope you have a very Happy Holiday season and that this advent calendar helps you to keep spirits bright!
- 2 oz reposado tequila
- ½ oz pineapple juice
- ½ oz lime juice
- ½ oz cinnamon syrup
- 1 lime wheel, for garnish
Shake all ingredients with ice, then strain into a coupe. Garnish with the lime.
Recipe slightly adapted from: Fauchauld, Nick et al. “Gilda Cocktail.” Death & Co,: Modern Classic Cocktails. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 2014.
I just want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year. As you know I love everything you write. You make me laugh. Laughing is the best therapy especially when your in a hell hole like I have been for the past 8 months.
All the best,
Taste and Tipple
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you as well Ali! I hope 2020 sees you back at full strength and brings you much happiness! Thanks for always reading along and I’ll try to keep you laughing in the next decade!