New Years always poses a problem for me, mostly because I am so deeply ambivalent about it. This year my friend Michael and I are have a small dinner here (Neil is away at an annual silent Zen retreat which ends at Midnight) and then maybe venturing out to some gay bar, maybe.
In doing research for tonight I thought that maybe a seasonally appropriate cocktail might be in order. Here’s how the article at the Guardian started out there piece on New Years Eve cocktails:
We may pretend that the Christmas holiday is all about the little baby Jesus, family or goodwill to all men, but, deep down, we know it is about one thing: booze, and plenty of it, in an endless variety of forms.
You gotta love the Brits. Unfortunately I wasn’t inspired by their cocktails. Seems to me New Years is the one night of the year you actually might spend the money on real champagne so why sully it by adding things?
Anyway thanks for stopping in and wherever in the world you are I hope you are having or have had a great night and will continue to have a happy healthy and prosperous new year.
Lamb stew recipe tomorrow!