Favorite Things – Drinks

Here we go, Day 6 of Nicole’s Virtual Favorite Things! Late to the party? Find out what’s going on here.

I’m not going to lie, there were times that a little libation gave us the liquid courage to get through the rough patches.

I’m also going to take a few moments and thoroughly embarrass my family.  My mom and dad were with my sister and her family for 81 days of quarantine. Said sister lives in Italy, in a 3 bedroom apartment. That group of people taught me how to get through a pandemic with style and grace. They also had happy hour…most nights. Their favorite wine was a box wine called: Occhio Di Tigre – Eye of the Tiger!

I would now like to share one of the videos that was shared with me. This is my sister’s husband, my dad, my mom, my sister and her sister in law.

(*Note: “Dai Angela” – doesn’t mean ‘die’, it means ‘come on Angela.” In a very, “you can do it, sort of way”.)

Oh, wasn’t that wonderful? I’m sure that made your day! I’m also sure my family is really excited I put that in the post.

-Eye of the Tiger box wine during quarantine.

-A Gin Martini with olives. We didn’t have a shaker to make them so we repurposed my daughters sippy bottle. She did not get the bottle back, because it made a good Martini! Ha!

The quarantini. It’s a martini during quarantine with your quarantine partners at happy hour. Hours might have differed.

The. Champagne. Supernova. You should look up this recipe and go make one for  yourself.

-Another favorite is called an Aviation.

Amy L.:
Skrewball Peanut butter whiskey (add it to your coffee so yummy!) You can also add it to your hot chocolate or here is a Peanut Butter Cup Cocktail.

Bubbly or any flavored sparkling water.

It doesn’t sound amazing, but my favorite drink this year has been coffee. Straight. Black. Coffee. Peet’s Dark Roast House Blend has actually been a favorite this year.

Getting a fun drink at Blend in Boise https://www.facebook.com/blendboise/

Amy B.:
I made Peach Blackberry Bourbon this year. Using peaches from Nicole’s peach trees. And to make it extra delightful, add a few ice cubes and a splash of diet 7up…it is so good.

My favorite drink of 2020 is Rye Whiskey, neat. No carbs, no fuss, no BS.

I discovered Chartreuse Liqueur, Luxardo Maraschino Cherries and Pama Pomegranate Liqueur- all of which are really fun to use in mixed drinks and play around with recipes.

I like a Rose wine!
(Did I mention Jeni let me in on the tip that CostCo Instacart delivers wine? )

-Anyone who knows me knows I love my cappuccinos!

I’ve tried a lot of espresso over the years, my favorite continues to be Lavazza Rossa Espresso.

-My other favorite drink this year was a homemade peach smoothie. Why? Because I have two peach tress and every year I am inundated with peaches.

What was your go to drink this year?  


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