Drink of the Day: Cold Kiss

August 7, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

A very good Friday to one and all!  Don’t know about you, but I am ready for the weekend.  Yes, I work on Saturday.  But, Friday and Saturday nights to me bring in people who are more relaxed and wanting to enjoy their time off.  Their excitement seems to rub off on me.  Nothing like putting an exclamation point on their weekend by showing giving them some fine food and drink, along with some excellent service.

One cocktail that will set the mood is the whiskey cocktail I want to introduce to you today.  The slight touch of peppermint and chocolate, to go along with the flavor of your favorite whiskey, will assist you in settling in for the two days of “me” time.  Ah, nothing like hitting the right notes, (pun very intended), on having a stellar weekend.

Hope the start of your Friday is going well.  If not and you need a little nudge, here’s a Cold Kiss to get it going.  Cheers, my friends!

 

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1 1/2 oz. Whiskey (use a brand that you enjoy)

1/2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps

1/2 oz. White (clear) Creme de Cacao

 

Method:  Build this in an old fashioned glass filled with ice, adding all the ingredients to measure.  Stir and serve!

 

This Day in History:

1947 – The wooden raft, Kon-Tiki, carries Thor Heyerdahl and five companions over 4000 miles before crashing onto a reef in the Pacific Ocean.

1959 – The United States launched Explorer 6, which sent back a picture of the Earth.

1987 – Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim from the United States to Russia, surviving the frigid waters of the Bering Strait for 2.7 miles.

2007 – Barry Bonds passes Hank Aaron on Major League Baseball’s Home Run list.

 

Notable Birthday:

Mata Hari, Dutch dancer and German spy, was born on this date in 1876.

Notable Quote:

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”  –  Maya Angelou

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