Monday, December 14, 2015

12 Drinks of Christmas: Bah Hum-Glug

Welcome to Bottom Shelf Mixology!  Our staff of Mixologists have racked their brains (and livers) to come up with special "bottom shelf" versions of popular drinks, and some original creations that range from "oh, that might be interesting" to "that sounds absolutely disgusting".  

With Christmas on the horizon, we thought it would be a good time to start unveiling our new 12 Drinks of Christmas.  Between now and December 25, we will be unveiling our holiday-themed beverages (named after holiday characters) like some sort of twisted Advent Calendar.

Today's recipe is based on everyone's favorite cheapskate: Ebenezer Scrooge.  That is why every ingredient should be purchased from the local Dollar Store/Poundland (aside from the alcohol, which you probably can't buy there anyway).

Drink 2: Bah Hum-Glug

  • 2 cups Sherry
  • 2 cups E & J VO Brandy
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Prunes
  • 10 Hot Tamales Cinnamon Candies 
  • 1 cup Water

Pour the water in a small pot.  Add the prunes, sugar, and cinnamon candy.  Put this on the stove and simmer until the prunes start to plump up.  Pour in the wine and brandy, and stir.  Let this mixture continue to simmer.

Once it is heated to your desired temperature, turn off the heat and drink.

This drink should be enough to warm even the coldest of hearts and livers.