…from the Perspectives’ Happy Hour Bar
How you doin’? If you have children at home this cocktail is not recommended as the morning after consequences may be more than you bargained for. Here is a cocktail and a little poem to help you over celebrate on Christmas Eve with this Nightmare Before Christmas Cocktail.
I hope Clement Clarke Moore, the author of the original, will forgive us for taking these liberties.
Twas the Nightmare before Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
It reeked of liquor while I was getting soused.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
The bar was well stocked in hope old Nick would be there;
The children were at granny’s nestled snug in their beds;
While visions of martinis danced in my head;
And mamma in her nighty, and I in my cap,
Had just drunk our brains out for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
They were outside on the new-fallen snow,
Giving us a gesture to get down and stay low,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight drunken reindeer,
With a little old driver so passive and drunk,
I knew in a moment he must be a punk.
More rapid than eagles his curses they came,
And he swore, and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Fasher! now, Fancer! now Pervy and Vixen!
On, Vomit! on, Stupid! on, Dumber and Flitzen!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the wall!
Now drink away! drink away! drink away all!"
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Cheers!
1-1/2 ounce black rum
3/4 ounce crème de cacao
1 cup ice
1 drop Black food color (I tested with McCormick black food coloring)
3 tablespoons of marshmallow fluff (I tested with Kraft Fluff)
1 mini candy cane peppermint stick for each glass as garnish
ChefSecret: The marshmallow fluff is the perfect ingredient to decorate the glass to compliment the color of the drink.
Quip of the Day: “Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of receiving."
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To you and everyone dear to you, be strong, be positive, stay well, stay safe and be kind. Take a breath and count your blessings, and if you have a little extra to share with others, please consider donating to Feeding America and/or American Red Cross.
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