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“Lucky Russian” (Cocktail)

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Oooooh, yes! Yes indeedy!

Yes she did!!! 😀  (TWICE! 🙂 )

And OH. MY. GAWD was it ever good!!

I had WAY too much, (much needed!), FUN creating this!

 

The day started off badly. And I mean really badly. My hubby was down in Florida on a business trip, so I was already not in the greatest mood. I woke up before the dawn, as usual, at about 5-ish, and as I was making the bed, I noticed how COLD the floor was! The room, too, once out from under the warmth of my cocoon of blankets, and saw that my clock and thermometer said that it was -9º F outside….MINUS 9??? HOLY HELL.

I made the bed in record time, literally running around the bed in my jammies, and raced into the center of the house to kick the heat up! (I always turn it down at night to conserve energy, save us some major $$’s, and so we don’t don’t wake up in a total sweat from under the duvet that keeps us toasty warm!)

So, the bed is made, the heat is cranked back up, and I’m hoping the day will be at least tolerable!

I flip open my laptop and….nothing.

Restart, it’ll be ok.

Ok. Restarted 5 more times and still nothing. Oh yay.

I’ll just wait until a decent time to wake my hubby up to fix this and call him in Florida to walk me through it. No problem.

I wait. And wait. And wait longer.

7:20. I’m so mad by now I decided to go ahead and call.

I pick up the phone….no dial tone.

AAAARRRRGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The hubs won’t be back until THURSDAY and I have NO internet and NO phone????

SERIOUSLY???? (We’re talking 6 DAYS with no internet and phone here??? Uhm…)

 

Yea. That’s how my day started.

 

Luckily, I married the most wonderful man in the world, who after not being able to reach me, instantly called the power company to see if my power was out, (which it wasn’t LUCKILY), and then Comcast. It was Comcast that screwed up and in seconds all was fixed. (*Funny how Comcast ONLY seems to go out on a Saturday morning and you get transferred to another country where you end up with a 12 year old with a script, isn’t it? 😉 Makes ya go hmmm…..)

Soooooo, anyways, my hubby rescued his damsel in MAJOR distress and all was well!

 

By noon I wanted a DRINK. 😉

I thought about March and St. Paddy’s Day coming up, so I thought to create something special for the upcoming holiday and TREAT myself! 😉

I picked and poked and chose some of my favorites from the liqueur cab, and this is what was concocted! 😀

It was INSANELY good! Perfect! 😉

Only, I wrote down all of it except how much of ONE ingredient that I had added – – the creme de menthe. I almost decided to just write down what I really thought that I had added, but quickly decided that it was NOT a good idea and could be bad. So I had to make a second one, (oh darn), and I was right to do so!

So here is what I came up with, and, seriously, it’s like dessert in a glass!!!! A taste of heaven in every sip!! Not too minty, light actually, with a hint of white chocolate to boot! 😀

I wanted it to be a sort of a take on a “White Russian”, so I think I’m going to call it a “Lucky Russian”! 😀 Sound ok to you? 😀

You simply MUST try this one! I used milk, but you could use the traditional heavy whipping cream if you’d like. (I thought that it would be too rich for me, though.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

But it’s AWESOME!! I hope you enjoy, and if you have a little St. Paddy’s Day celebration or party, be sure to keep this cocktail in mind!! (Or just make one for yourself when you’re having a REALLY bad day…believe me…your troubles will melt away like magic! 😉

 

Take care all, and see you soon!! ~ Kelly

 

 

Yield: 1 cocktail

"Lucky Russian" (Cocktail)

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 oz. Godiva White Chocolate Liqueur
  • 1/2 oz. Kahlua
  • 1/2 oz. Creme de Menthe
  • 4 oz. (1/2 cup) milk or heavy cream
  • 1 drop green food coloring, or as desired for color
  • ice to fill an "old fashioned" glass

Instructions

  • In a small glass measuring pitcher, measure in the vodka, liqueurs, milk (or cream), and green food coloring (if desired). Stir to mix. (*Use an accurate shot glass to measure.The measuring pitcher is just to mix and pour easily.)
  • Fill an "old fashioned" glass with ice.
  • Pour cocktail mixture over ice.
  • Enjoy!

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    Didi

    Tuesday 24th of February 2015

    Your hubby is a gem my friend, a gem!! Good thing you made this amazing drink to calm yourself. It looks and sounds amazing!!

    Kelly

    Tuesday 24th of February 2015

    I honestly don't know what I'd do without him!! :D Thanks, Didi!! :D :D

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