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Tue
6
Dec

The Positive Effects From A.D.D… After Dinner Drinks

Back in the day it was the norm to serve guests a digestif, better known as an after dinner cocktail, to help with digestion.  After eating a shit ton of food over Thanksgiving I felt the need to bring back this practice.  Determine how you feel after a meal and pick a digestif that will not only taste good, but help you feel better.    

 

Bloated?

Watermelon Martini 

5 ounces Tsamma
1 1/2 ounces Vodka 

Tsamma is watermelon juice that is a good mixer because it is naturally sweet, plus has vitamins and nutrients.  The lady that created this kick ass drink is from Southern Illinois so support your local farmer! If you haven’t tried it you are missing out.  Watermelon aids in hydration without the bloat.  I, personally, enjoy blueberry or peach vodka in this martini.  Pour Tsamma and vodka into a shaker full of ice. Shake until chilled. Strain into a martini glass. tsammajuice.com

Peppermint Spiked Tea 

10 ounces Peppermint Tea  
2 ounces Jack Daniels Whiskey 
Lemon wedge 

Next time you are at the grocery store, a tea drinker’s house, or stay at a hotel with that fancy tea box next to the coffee pot buy or swipe a few peppermint tea bags. Steep aka: dunk tea bags into cup of hot water. The peppermint tea helps with the bloat and soothes your stomach. Drink this hot, not cold…or do whatever you want. 

 

Upset Tummy?

Manhattan

2 dashes angostura bitters
1 ounce sweet vermouth
2 1/2 ounces bourbon, such as Buffalo Trace
Garnish with a maraschino cherry

Joe Beveridge’s favorite cocktail, I mean his last name is beveridge so he knows his stuff (I didn’t swear in the sentence for you Joe)! The Manhattan is one of the most popular after dinner cocktails due to the awesomeness of bitters. Combine ingredients with ice and strain into a martini or wine glass.  If bourbon is not your jam try a Rob Roy (substitute the bourbon with scotch…I would call it a Rob Burgundy though because that makes me laugh)

Vodka & Soda & Lime

1 ounce Vodka 
5 ounces of soda water
3 Dashes Lime Juice

No shit, I know it is not very original, but the acidity in the soda and lime help with an upset tummy and its low in calories. 

 

Crampy?

Mexican Coffee hold the cream

1 ounce Patron Tequila
1 ounce Kahlua 
6 ounces of black coffee

Remember that time my mom drank four of these after dinner in Puerto Vallarta and we had to carry her back to the hotel room? Yeah, she doesn’t remember either.  The caffeine from the coffee jump starts your digestive system so it will help you poop.  100% Agave tequila in moderation helps with digestion says a bunch of articles claiming tequila is all the world really needs .  The Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua) adds some sweet to this concoction. BTW my mom likes a shit ton of whipped cream in her Mexican Coffee…well that is what she yelled to the waiter in Mexico.  

 

Want sweet, but too full for cake? 

The Brandy Alexander

1 ounces Martell VSOP
1 ounces crème de cacao 
1 ounces fresh cream

My BFF Maggie’s Christmas tradition will satisfy any sweet tooth, and it is lighter than that slice of pie. Just pour ingredients over ice and strain into the brandy snifter that someone left at your house from a random party because you only own one brandy snifter.

Tiramisu Martini

1 ounce vanilla rum (Blue Chair Vanilla Rum or Cruzan Vanilla Rum)
1 1/2 ounces crème de cacao 
1 ounce Kahlua 
splash of fresh cream
dash of coco powder 

My most favorite dessert in the world in a convenient liquid booze filled form.  Pour ingredients into a shaker with ice. Strain into a martini glass and sprinkle the top with the coco powder. If it is too strong cut it with espresso or black coffee.  Either way it is oh so awesome and you won’t go down a shame spiral from the mascarpone and lady fingers.

Grasshopper

 1 ounces Martell VSOP    
1 ounce crème de menthe  
1 ounce white crème de cacao 
1 1/2 ounces of heavy cream
drizzle the glass with chocolate syrup

Yeah your grandma loved this drink.  There is a reason why, because it is fucking delicious.  Don’t hate on it just because it’s green, or because the bartender will give you a dirty look for ordering a dessert in a glass.  Buy the shit to make it from my place and make it without being judged! Throw it in a shaker of ice. Shake it up. Strain into the chocolate swirly martini glass.  

Some would say if you don’t feel good after dinner stop drinking.  I don’t hang around people that are negative quitters.  I am more of a “power through and let’s enjoy the holiday even though I ate my body weight in mashed potatoes" kinda gal. So when you roll in to your local RollnUp pick up some ingredients to make a digestif. You will feel so classy serving after dinner cocktails! Bonus, your in laws will feel bad about talking so much shit about you, because clearly you are a true gem due to the delish grasshopper you whipped up!

Wherever the holiday season takes you make sure you don’t drive if you have been drinking.  Seriously folks, please stay safe!  We are closed on Christmas, not because I don’t want to serve our customers, but because I love the people I work with and don’t want them to call me an asshole. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays friends. 

Cheers!

Holly

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