Friday, February 4, 2011

Drinky poos, darling?

I've been humming Dean Martin's 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' to myself all day long. We've got the tail end of a storm here in West Kerry. The wind is howling. The waves are bashing against the shoreline. All any sensible person would want to do is curl up in a duvet by an open fire.

Wouldn't you want to do that too if it looked like this outside?

I've resisted the lure of the sofa and the oh-so-warm duvet all day long. I've been a good girl working at my computer. I'm now about to cook dinner for everyone (which, in my house tonight, means four people). In fact, I've been a good girl all week long and now that the weekend is FINALLY here, I think that merits a drink.

Because it's so cold and dark outside, I think something warming is in order. I found this recipe on Martha Stewart's website, tweaked it a little to suit my mood and the contents of my fruit bowl/alcohol cabinet and created this:

Drinky poos, darling!

It's ever so easy to make.

Here's how I did it:
Serves 1

4 pears
1 cup(approx 250ml) of cider
1/4 cup measure of whiskey

I juiced the pears (and made approximately the same amount of pear juice as cider).
I added this to the cider, then poured in the whiskey.

(If you don't have a juicer, you could just buy pear juice - as Martha Stewart recommends in her recipe.)

It's a little bit early but it's been a long week. I'm going to light the fire, curl up on the sofa and enjoy this deliciously fruity drink with a kick before everyone comes home. Cheers!

Addendum: when my boyfriend came home, I made him one of these. He thought it was a little too weak and added in more whiskey. (Dipso!) You can obviously modify your drink to suit your own taste.


  1. Sounds excellent! Curled by the fire myself. In Boston, we used to drink Dark and Stormies--do you know them? Get a glass and fill half full with ice, a measure of dark rum, and top it off with ginger beer. Between the ginger and the rum, you are warmed through!!

  2. It was excellent! And I don't know dark and stormies. It sounds as thought they'd have been perfect for yesterday!