Like most of us, you probably don't really believe the world is ending today. We like to think of it as the Mayans' inability to finish the calendar rather than the signifying of the end of time. Perhaps the project was just more work than the Mayans bargained for.
Here in the Adirondacks, winter officially arrived
at 6:12 a.m. (EST) on December 21, 2012, marking the official shortest day of the year. The sun's highest point of the day is the lowest point it will reach in its cycle. No matter what, your Friday should go faster than usual. Whether you sneak out at lunchtime to enjoy your last (?) drink, or wait until the end of the day, here is what we highly suggest to finish you off:
1 oz. Southern Comfort pepper
2 oz. cinnamon spice kahlua
1 oz. tequila
6 dashes tabasco
Stir or shake. Pour into a vessel and warm in a container of very hot water to approximately 110 degrees (wrist test for all you parents who've heated baby bottles).
Let's instead focus on the light. A pessimist would call it the longest night of the year. An optimist would see it as a shift toward the lengthening of the day. We are optimists - the day is half-full.
1 oz. clementine or orange vodka
1 oz. whipped vodka
3 oz. pomegranate juice
1 oz. orange juice
Shake with ice and strain into cocktail glass. (Tastes like baby aspirin.)
We had originally planned to go out with a bang with a flaming shot, but our legal department 86'd the flaming shot. No matter how prominent the disclaimers, some moron is going to try the shot without extinguishing it first. If you don't believe that, check out YouTube - search for flaming shots, but flaming "idiots" might yield the same results.
Cheers and Bottoms Up!
Kim & Pam