Since Cocktails Don’t Travel Well…

The Internet and all it’s various uses mean that those on your gifting list may not always been in the same town (or even country) as you. While it’d be great to share a holiday cocktail with friends far and near, sometimes you might have to settle for the next best thing: cocktail-related gifts herunterladen. And since I’m also an avid reader, books on the subject are a favorite of mine. Here’s a short list of some I’ve plucked from my own shelf that might just strike a cord with someone on your list herunterladen.

Swell Holiday by Cynthia Rowley and Ilene Rosenzweig

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Good Spirits: Recipes, Revelations, Refreshments, and Romance, Shaken and Served with a Twist by A.J hartlauer fotobuch herunterladen. Rathbun

Since purchasing this book, it’s become the first one I reach for if I start thinking about a drink (or ingredient) and wondering if something like it already exists herunterladen. Not only does it have plenty of recipes for the home bartender or cocktail enthusiast, almost all of them come with some sort of witty introduction that takes this book from a mere collection of recipes to something you want to curl up on the couch with and read like a novel bildpräsentation kostenlos downloaden.

Absolut: Biography of a Bottle by Carl Hamilton

I think it’s safe to say that practically everyone knows the Absolut bottle klingelton von herunterladen. In an industry where packaging is generally over the top and exploited for the best possible shelf-recognition, this vodka managed to take something fairly simple and make it into their symbol herunterladen. More than just the story of the ad campaign, this is the story of a brand building itself and the times it did it in. An interesting read from several standpoints, I picked this up from a bargain bin, I think, and was so glad I did because the story is just amazing.

Merry Kitschmas: The Ultimate Holiday Handbook by Michael D Conway

Traditional Christmas decorations and celebrations got you down? Wanna spice up your holiday or convince those pesky in-laws they don’t ever want to visit again? Following the advice in Merry Kitchsmas can do all that and more besides. My friend gave this to me as more of a joke one year than anything–I’m fairly traditional, after all–but I adore it’s tacky abandon from afar and have considered using some of their techniques in a more subdued fashion more than once.  Featuring all sorts of odd-ball decorations and recipes, many of the cocktails even get the glue gun turned in their direction for the ultimate in deco-gone-wild effects. Even if you never make anything from it, it’s great to have around just for the pictures!

The Official Guide to Christmas in the South: Or, If You Can’t Fry It, Spraypaint It Gold by David C Barnette

While not *technically* a cocktail book, it’s so much fun that I thought I should include it, just to round out the list. Being from the South, I can safely laugh at, confirm and commiserate with some of the anecdotal stories in this book. Featuring great spot illustrations and a definite sense of whimsy (I absolutely love the idea of the “regifting food chain” chart on page 85), it’s a perfect gift for the displaced Southerner on your list.

And, since this IS a cocktial blog, here’s one of the cocktails from Merry Kitchsmas:

The Sugarplum Fairy

2 oz Citrus vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau
1 oz Lemon juice
splash Cranberry juice
Ice
2 tsp sugar (plus extra for rimming the glass)

Blend all ingredients into a “pink icy slush.”

Rim a collins glass with sugar (colored sugar is even better). Pour in the contents of the blender and garnish as decoratively as possible.

The authors suggest hot glueing a ballerina cake pick to a pink swizzle stick and then inserting it into a straw (for stability, I suppose) then wrapping a piece of pink tulle around the bottom third of the glass and securing it with a rubber band to give the glass it’s own tutu.

Just in Time for Holiday Shopping!

Have you noticed the comics shop button over there on the sidebar? Have you clicked it? No? Well, whether you’ve got just a few more folks on your gift list unaccounted for or you haven’t even started, head on over to my eCrater store at

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Rings on Her Fingers, Page 23

That was… interesting. Flying cross country, seeing California, etc was all cool but, well, as sometimes happens with Internet-begun relationships things we’re exactly as they seemed steam updates manuell downloaden. But, even that wasn’t the biggest problem: I should have never agreed to be somewhere 5 full days with no time on my own or even a car to go where I wanted trash basket for free. By the end of the trip I was a little stir crazy, a lot exhausted, and so wasn’t as perky when we said good-bye. He took that to mean I was brushing him off and left a very drama-ful message for me before I’d even gotten home and, oh, it was a mess herunterladen. After reminding him that I’d already warned him about me needing my space and not being a morning person (had to be at the airport at 6am) he realize he’d overreacted and while things went on for a little while, the damage had been done php multiple files. This time it wasn’t the distance, I just didn’t need the drama.

Small Boxes are the Best

As any woman knows… good things come in small boxes 🙂

One of the many good things about this trip to New Orleans was that is coincided with Todd’s company Christmas Party which was pretty fun as far as company party’s go sims german for free. Before we’d left the party I had to admit that my curiosity was getting the best of me and while I was pretty sure the little box contained something shiny I wasn’t really expecting what it was trecker spiele kostenlos herunterladen. I later found out that it had been a choice between the Journey or something heart-shaped in gold. I’ve pretty much stopped wearing gold so he definitely made the right choice download flower vines for free!

There’s some foreshadowing in this comic… should be heavy-handed enough that part of Friday’s comic will come as no surprise 🙂

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