I baked macaroons, packed them and tied the containers with festive ribbons. In the background, my 18-year-old daughter Sam is demanding where her gingerbread men are. Well, they’re not going to be born today. Gingerbread cookie dough has to be chilled, rolled and chilled again before cutting and I just don’t have the space in the fridge for rolled cookie dough. Maybe tomorrow. The 16-year-old, Alex, wants… oh, I forgot. Was it chocolate chip cookies that she was asking me to bake?
Anyway, there’s this nice drink to relax my brain.
The original name of the cocktail drink is Mistletoe Martini but since Speedy substituted lime juice cordial for the bitters, which we don’t have, I have taken the liberty of changing the drink’s name. It’s bright green like a fir tree under the morning sun. And it’s delicious.
To make mistletoe magic, you will need coconut rum, lime juice cordial, melon liqueur and unsweetened pineapple juice. In case some of you decide to ask where you can buy these mixers, you can get them at any decent quality liquors store and supermarket.
- 1 part coconut rum
- 1 part lime juice cordial
- 1 part melon liqueur
- 1 part unsweetened pineapple juice
- To make a glass of mistletoe magic, pour the coconut rum, lime juice cordial, melon liqueur and unsweetened pineapple juice into a shaker.
- Add ice and shake.
- Pour into a martini glass and serve at once.