Another month has gone by, but it’s been more than just a month. This month is the last month of 2008! And today is the last day of this amazing flavorful year. Tonight you’ll either be in or out. You’ll be staying in with your own guests, entertaining family and friends, or you’ll be out at another’s meeting new people and celebrating what the New Year hopes to bring. What am I doing tonight? Well I’m pretty low key so I’ll be staying in hosting my own little shindig. We have a close group of friends we hang with and will probably have a lot of fun making drinks and playing games. We don’t want to start too early otherwise we might end up playing cards all night just to pass the hours. That might actually be fun if we make it into a poker tournament! Last year we really laid low. My boyfriend and I just hung out around the house all evening and watched it snow at midnight. Then we went to bed shortly after. I know, I’m boring, but sometimes you just need a little R&R.
In this month’s edition of RecipeGeek Favorites, we’ve decided to make it into our favorite drinks for ringing in the New Year.
This recipe is great for anyone looking out for calories and has been a huge hit with women everywhere.
Orange Creamsicle Martini: 8 Tbsp. diet orange soda, 3 Tbsp. orange flavored vodka, 3 Tbsp. Torani Sugar Free Vanilla syrup, 1 tsp. Cool Whip Free
Instructions: Place all ingredients in a martini shaker, but DO NOT shake (or the carbonated soda will explode!). Mix thoroughly with a spoon until mixture is mostly lump-free. Add about 1 cup ice (crushed, if you've got it), and stir until mixture is cold. Then place the strainer on top and pour into a large martini glass.
This one is sure to blow you away!
Atomic Irishman: 1 Tbsp. Torani Creme de Menthe syrup, 1 1/2 tsp. Irish Cream liqueur, 1 1/2 tsp. Irish whiskey, 2 shots espresso*
Instructions: Combine all ingredients in a blender pitcher and blend until smooth.
*If needed, 1/2 cup strong brewed coffee can be substituted for 1/4 cup espresso.
Mmmm. This recipe sounds relaxing and warm. I don’t know where you are, but it’s freeeeezing here!
Irish Coffee: 1 Tbsp. Torani Crème de Menthe syrup, 1/2 Tbsp. Irish whiskey, 1/4 cup espresso
1 Tbsp. cream or milk
Instructions: In a small saucepan, gently heat milk or cream and Torani together, whisking until frothy. Pour heated flavored milk or cream into a glass or mug, and add brewed espresso and whiskey.
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As always, drink responsibly, have a HAPPY NEW YEAR, and ENJOY!!
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