Saturday, December 20, 2008


"Maybe Christmas," he thought, "doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas ... perhaps ... means a little bit more."
~ Dr. Seuss (1904-1991)
From 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'

~ Winter Wonderland
(Today's surprise snow storm)
2 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
1 oz. White creme de cacao
Crushed ice
Combine all ingredients in mixing glass. Add ice, stir to chill,
and strain into your martini glass filled with crushed ice.
1 oz. Van Gogh Dutch Chocolate Vodka
1 oz. Van Gogh Espresso Vodka
1 oz. Van Gogh Coconut Vodka
splash of light half & half
Shake all ingredients with crushed ice. Strain into a martini glass.


Jan said...

Yet again, more fine ingredients for some holiday fun:)

marmee said...

now these are things i never think of at home. love your photos.

Connie said...

Wonderful snow collage....we have our share here, as well, so it will be a white Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Well I don't drink but if I did that snowball martini with chocolate, espresso, and coconut sounds just delicious! Who knew vodka came in all those flavors?

TYRA Hallsénius Lindhe said...

I do love cocktails and both yours sound like a terrific after dinner 'dessert cocktail'. Great snowy collage Joey. xoxo Tyra

joey said...

Oh yes, Jan ~ 'sip and nip' holiday fun! A perfect day to post these festive 'winter solstice' treats!

Wishing you warm holidays, dear Marmee ~ this snow is something, isn't it? Seems to have followed us home from the lake (again hit with another 'lollapalooza' ... should be wonderful when we return between the holidays ... I'm waxing my cross-country skis!)

Hi Connie ~ seems like a good portion of the country will have a postcard pretty 'White Christmas'. Happy Holidays!

Vodka comes in more flavors than one can possibly imagine, Kim! Seems to be 'thee' hip drink for today ... a little goes a l-o-n-g way but fun to sip!

Hi Tyra ~ we're 'socked in' with snow! Left the lake in a snowstorm only to arrive home to embrace another! (Photos shot from inside) Enjoy these 2 fun winter cocktails (praying you get your Christmas snow, dear friend)!

Kerri said...

Wow Joey, you did get socked! We got about 8 inches, I think, and more is falling this morning. It's a wintery wonderland! :) My, didn't you have fun with your camera? Your collage is very beautiful.
I too had no idea that Vodka came in so many flavors. Those martinis do sound good!

joey said...

Hi Kerri ~ it certainly does feel like Christmas, doesn't it? Thought these fun martinis fit with the winter theme. Merry Christmas blessings!

F Cameron said...

Ah, so to get through the winter snow, you just make a good martini? :-)


Anonymous said...

Bless your dear heart Joey for showing our beautiful Michigan's wonderful land and water scapes throughout the year.
Our poor State has been through some trying times this year and it seems as if the rest of the country has turned their backs on her. But Michiganders are proud, generous and optimistic people, we will surely get through all of this.
God Bless you, Joey, your family and all of Michigan.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for a wonderful and peaceful New Year.

Now let's break out that vodka;)

joey said...

Indeed Cameron ... winter nights are L-O-N-G :)

And bless you, dear Ann, always so sweet offering kind words. But then, you are my Michigan friend, who also loves this amazing piece of earth. I do my best as a 'self-appointed ambassador', easy since I love this state, wherever I am ... from Detroit to the Soo!

And yes, trying times, indeed. My entire family's future resides within the heartbeat of America ... automotive (wish 'the press' portrayed 'factual facts' ... too many deaf ears). Your powerful words, 'proud, generous and optimistic', are perfect. I would so love our state to pull out of this horrific mess, and shine as the example ... "Yes, we can!"

Christmas Blessings, dear Ann, and after hitting a raw nerve, let's break out that vodka and toast ... "Happy New Year"!

Catherine said...

Awww...Beautiful collage Joey! Your garden is beautiful in its blanket of white!
Hope you are staying warm~sounds like the Snow Storm Martini recipe can help with that!:)
Holiday Hugs

joey said...

Cat, it was stunning! Now, with today's rain and mild temps ... not so stunning ;( Sad we won't be leaving for the lake today because of the weather and icy conditions (can't get down our steep driveway says our dear UP NORTH neighbor :(