Saturday, December 22, 2007


I do come home at Christmas. We all do, or we all should. We all come home, or ought to come home, for a short holiday -- the longer, the better -- from the great boarding school where we are forever working at our arithmetical slates, to take, and give a rest.
Charles Dickens

The roads are full of shoppers and people beginning to travel home for the holidays. I wish I was headed to Arizona again, but as I'm covering all the clinics in the Valley next week, I'll be here. I'm getting together with friends on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for food and frolic. I hope that everyone is completing their shopping, putting the finishing touches on meal plans and just taking a few moments here and there to enjoy some Christmas relaxation and cheer.

Amaretto-Cranberry Kiss

2 cups cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup vodka
1/2 cup amaretto
3 tablespoons fresh orange juice
Ice cubes
Clementines, peeled, separated into segments

Mix cranberry juice, vodka, amaretto, and orange juice in pitcher. Cover and chill until ready to serve. DO AHEAD: Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Keep refrigerated.

To make 2 drinks, fill cocktail shaker with ice cubes. Pour in scant 1 cup vodka mixture. Cover and shake vigorously. Strain into 2 Martini glasses. Garnish each with clementine segment. Repeat 3 times with ice cubes, remaining vodka mixture, and clementine segments.

Merry Solstice to everyone also.

Kenny Loggins, "Celebrate Me Home":

1 comment:

susanna said...

Merry Christmas to you, too! Yes, it IS nice to be home this quiet Christmas. Your holiday drink sounds so perfect, so festive. Mmmm... I hope that you have a wonderful, relaxing time this week, Lisa-Marie.

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