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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Test Drive of a Christmas Cocktail!

One of the blogs I follow is Quilting in My Pyjamas. Shay's blogposts usually crack me up, I love the way she tells it like it is, added to the fact she lives in the same place I do!  Have a read of her 'disclaimer' on the right first to see if you think she's your style! 

Anyway, something she started a few weeks back (after a hard day in the trenches) was Cocktail Wednesday. Great idea I reckon!  Some of her cocktails have been successful and she's had a couple of duds too but however they turn out Shay tells a good tale of the process!

I don't have much of a collection of cocktail ingredients but luckily my besty Kerry does and so we decided to try one of Shay's recipes, Japanese Slippers, at our Christmas get together.  The fact that it was a lovely Christmassy green may have influenced our choice!

Here is a link to Shay's version (scroll down a bit, its below the one for Purple Rain!) and here's a photo of ours!

Hint: Add a wedge of honeydew melon to the bottom of the glass and eat it when you've drunk the cocktail - Yum!

I loved this cocktail, but then I'm a sucker for citrus!  Kerry wasn't quite as keen on the lemony-ness so we added a smidge of lemonade to give it some bubbles and dilute it for her and she was happier with it!

Merry Christmas from Sue (at the back), Kerry and myself! Give them a try, very refreshing for an Aussie Christmas which is invariably hot!

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Looks like you are having as ball!

  2. Sounds like a great time was had.
    Wishing you a safe and happy Christmas
    Cheers Pauline

  3. Excuse me, but why are you only telling me about Shay now?! I've just been researching all of her previous fab cocktails of the week and I'm totally down. You've been keeping her a secret, haven't you?! :-P

  4. Roll on cocktails! Merry Christmas!


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