Surprise, surprise

20 Nov

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Happy Thanksgiving!
The surprise is this…surprisingly delicious drink.
I know everyone has their menu for the big day set so I figured I’d give you a drink with some holiday-ish ingredients. It has cranberry juice anyway.

And lord knows a good pilgrim carries vodka.

First I will be self indulgent and say thanks for just a few of wonderful things in my life.
I am thankful:
That I can spew out whatever is on my mind, add a recipe, and that you read it.
For the most amazing and supportive family.
That I get to work as an actress in LA (see above).
That I have a fwife. That’s a friend who I’d marry if friends who know they will love each other unconditionally all of their lives could have a ceremony/celebration of their friendship.
That I have people in my life who are true friends.
For the public library, half a block away.
For my agent and manager.
That I have a group of people to practice improv with at long last.
That I get to visit Chicago and St. Louis for the holidays.
That people beyond my family have been eating the pie I bake.
That my folks take care of my kitty Java and he gets to frolic outside.
For free recipe apps.

All that is really the tip of the iceberg. I could go on. So let’s have a drink and rejoice in the abundance of the world. Sorry if this post is trite. But I get a bit maudlin around the holidays. Oh yes, vodka.

Given as how vodka drinks are dismissed as lame, unsophisticated, and tragically unhip these days, I was surprised how lovely this was. I’ll shut up and give you the recipe for this diminutive cocktail.

Robin’s Nest from the Drinks Free app
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. cranberry juice (I used a cranberry juice cocktail-double the cocktail for this cocktail, double the cock, double the fun)
1/2 oz. clear creme de cacao
Shake all over ice and strain into your drinking vessel of choice. Whee. Sip. Yea! Thank you.

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4 Responses to “Surprise, surprise”

  1. Nadiya November 21, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    Aww! Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve been really annoyed with some of the things I’ve recently seen on the internet like how to “survive” thanksgiving and a bunch more bs about weight. I’m so glad that people like you remember the true reason for Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy it with the people you love 🙂

    • Ellen November 22, 2012 at 10:00 am #

      Thanks Nadiya! Yeah if ever there was a day to just enjoy and appreciate life it is today. Happy thanksgiving! I hope you are having a beautiful day:)

  2. Sabrina Bolin (@MyMiBoSo) November 27, 2012 at 2:16 pm #

    I love your gratitude list! And the fact that all good pilgrims carry vodka…of course they do! 😉

    • Ellen November 27, 2012 at 3:33 pm #

      Yep, first thing they teach about the first Thanksgiving in elementary school: there was much vodka.

      Sent from my iPhone

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