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Christmas Morning Special


Merry a few days after Christmas! We’re still in the throes of a whirlwind holiday extravaganza but I wanted to pop in and share a time-honored Waldron family tradition, the Christmas Morning Special.


Each year my Poppie makes this concoction, something he describes as a Southern Comfort Old Fashioned. It’s SoCo, orange juice, cherries, and oranges. Sweet, smooth, delicious, and festive. Perfect for a holiday morning!


Christmas Morning Special

1 jigger Southern Comfort

As many cherries as your heart desires

An orange slice

Orange juice

Muddle together orange, cherry, ice, and SoCo. Pour in orange juice, as little or as much as you like. Enjoy!

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Irish Coffee

Happy almost Christmas! This morning, before we pack up the car and head to the north for a week of Christmas fun, I wanted to share a different kind of holiday cocktail, the morning kind.  Personally when it comes to drinking before noon I prefer bloody marys and mimosas, but there is something to be said for a hot Irish coffee.  It’s such a decadent drink, creamy and rich and full of flavor.  Worlds away from my usual cup of black coffee.

An Irish coffee is a combination of strong coffee or espresso, cream, and Irish whiskey.  Some variations include brown sugar or Irish cream liquor, but as I’m not much of a sweet coffee drinker (and I really don’t need that much booze in my morning cup), we opted for a more basic recipe.  And while I think I’m drunk just from licking the whipped cream off the side of the glass, this would be the perfect holiday brunch cocktail for the whiskey lovers in your family!

Irish Coffee

1 jigger of Irish whiskey

Dash of cream

1 cup strong coffee

Whipped cream (heavy cream & sugar)

Dash of nutmeg

Whip cream and a bit of sugar together.  Make coffee.  Combine coffee, a dash of heavy cream, and whiskey in a mug. Top with whipped cream and nutmeg.  Drink with caution.

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