January Recap

My January in New England, in a nutshell...

How is it already the end of January?

Maybe it was all the snow blanketing New England. Yeah, that must be it. Mother Nature was teasing me and messing with my schedule that made this past month one big snowy-white blur.

Nevertheless, there was still imbibing to be had! Here is a brief rundown of a few other happenings that took place this month that haven’t yet made its way onto the blog:

You Can Have Your Cake…:

I have no inkling as to how this one slipped by me, but January 27th was National Chocolate Cake Day. That can only mean one thing – Chocolate Cake Shots! Allow me to stray from the classic cocktails for a moment to share this shooter recipe that some people I know swear by it tasting like chocolate cake.

Chocolate Cake Shot:

Fill a mixing glass with ice and add the liquors. Shake and strain into a shot glass. Enjoy, and immediately bite into a sugar-coated lemon wedge.

Image from CocktailTimes.com

A Toast to Hiram:

This month in 1899, the Hiram Walker passed away in Detroit, Michigan. Celebrate this weekend with a toast to Hiram’s products such as the Canadian Club-doused Quick Kick, from Drink of the Week. Or add a splash of your favorite Hiram Walker schnapps or liqueur (my picks would be Crème de Cassis or Pomegranate Schnapps) to a flute for an easy champagne cocktail.


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