Slainte: A common drinking toast in Ireland. Literally translates as “health”.
So, us Irish aren’t really drunks, we are just happy about our health and we celebrate it often and abundantly.
As promised to Katie (who’s blog I can no longer link to because she made it private and it is so annoying because I have to login every time I want to see if she posted anything new), and a few others who want to lead a “simplier” life, here is the recipe for the Vodka Punch from the Pumpkin Carving Party which I will someday get around to posting about.
I made half this volume and had some left over. I should really get some friends who are less wasteful.
750cc bottle of Skyy Infusions Passion Fruit Vodka
750cc bottle Sparkling Apple Cider
64oz Cranberry Juice Cocktail
1 Liter Ginger Ale
2 Cups Pineapple Juice
Mix and stir. Toast and laugh. A simplier evening will follow. If you want a simplier life, you’ll have to drink a lot of this often. I don’t endorse that behavior.
You know, I used to think I was a Rum Gal. Then I became a Gin Gal. Now I think I might be happy as a Vodka Gal.
I’ll always be a Beer Gal.
I’m blessed to be so easy to please.
While I’m at it, and because Christmas and Egg Nog are just around the corner, I’m going to share my recipe for the most delicious Puerto Rican Egg Nog you will ever put to your lips.
There is no diet version so just deal with it. Once you taste it, you won’t care about fitting in to your jeans anymore. You will simply want more.
When I brought this to Christmas at my in-laws’ home last year, my brother-in-law told me I am never allowed to come to his house again unless I have a jug of this with me.
14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
4 Egg Yolks (don’t even think about salmonella, it will ruin your night)
1-1 1/2 cups Puerto Rican White Rum. I used Cruzan Light Rum as a substitute because I didn’t live next door to the liquor store when I first made this. Start with a conservative amount because it can be overwhelming.
14 oz Coconut Milk
Generous sprinkle of Nutmeg
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
Mix everything together in a blender. Store in the coldest part of your refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Garnish with another sprinkle of Cinnamon.