This Muddy Russian is a rich blend of Kahlua, vodka and eggnog, perfect for the first happy hour of December. Since we are at the beginning of December, I’m so ready to start baking and cooking for Christmas. I have the tree and all the lights up already – our tradition is to do all of this the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The tree has already had multiple kitty cat incursions – a lot of nudging, rubbing up against, and rattling the jingle bells, just because they can. The bigger threat, as it turns out, seems to be Daisy’s tail. If she gets too close to the tree and wags, all the ornaments sway. It’s a bit unnerving, but pretty funny as well.
I made a Muddy Russian the night we put up the outdoor lights and stood outside after dusk, drink in hand, enjoying the sights and tastes of the season. I can only imagine that this would be a lovely cocktail to enjoy in front of a fireplace, maybe after a day on the slopes. For now, I’ll settle on drinking a Muddy Russian with Daisy sitting on my feet, Pink Martini’s Holiday channel on Pandora, and the PNW rain battering the windows.
- 1 ounce Vodka
- 1 ounce Kahlua
- 3 ounces eggnog
- Combine all ingredients in a cocktail glass. Add ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick. Enjoy!