Thursday, December 22, 2011


Greetings, folks. It’s the time of year when you might see a bowl of prefab eggnog at a party and know you shouldn’t go there, but you just can’t help but ruin your life, can you? Do you try to avoid it, or just give in right away and despise yourself for the rest of the weekend? You know it’s wrong, even as you kid yourself that the bottle of add-your-own next to it makes it all right—even legal—somehow. Like it’ll all balance out in the end. Sure, pal.

But wait—don’t touch that crap. How about a nice coconut drink instead?

  • 2 1/2 oz gold Jamaica rum
  • 1/4 oz Pernod
  • 1/4 oz Galliano
  • 1 tsp coffee brandy (Firelit Coffee Liqueur)
  • 2 oz coconut milk
  • 1/4 oz vanilla syrup (B.G. Reynolds’)
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
Shake hard with ice cubes and strain into a 14-ounce glass filled with crushed ice. Cherry, straw.

Coffee, anise and vanilla glide over a coconut-frosted rum pond. It’s wholesome—vegan, even. God Jul, Joyous Kwanzaa, grab your Gin-and-Tonic-ah, drink up.


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