Wednesday, November 23, 2016

No, I ain't GOING shopping for the holiday season!!

One of the best feelings of holiday season is shopping for gifts and one of the best gifts we can give to our children is the experience of the joy of giving. Every year the arrival of autumn brings that feeling back.


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Shopping takes time! If you are lucky to have enough time for shopping, it is actually fun.

Work time, family time , social time all demanding our attention, we are constantly juggling our day-to-day responsibilities.

Online shopping makes it easy and allows you to spend less time on your comfort chair with just a few clicks.

If you invited your family and friends for the Thansgiving, give your martini a holiday twist!  This delicious recipe sure will please your thursty crowd!


6 ounces vodka
1 ounce orange liqueur
1 ounces cranberry juice
1 tsp vermouth
1 cup ice
lime slice, or twisted lime rind for garnish

Combine vodka, orange liqueur, cranberry juice, vermouth, ice and shake until chilled (~15-20 seconds) If you want even more cranberry flavor, try cranbery flavored vodka like I did last year and it was really good.

Pour into chilled (~15 min) martini glasses, and garnish with lime slices.

Hosting a holiday dinner can be stressful. Let's not forget, laughing is a real stress relief medicine and also a good calorie burner. So, instead of getting frusrated, stressed, just laugh and make your guests laugh for adding this extra bonus to your dinner table 😄

I'm thankful because although my life is by no means perfect, it's my life and I'm happy .


Enjoyable Thanksgiving!!!

31 comments:

  1. I will try that different martini for sure! My Thanksgiving dinner is going to be awesome!

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    1. Hi Melanie,
      Hope you like it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  2. I love this! I too, do most my holiday shopping online. It is quick and easy. Love the holiday drink, will have to try it!

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    1. Hi Wren,
      That's true! Online shopping is actually fun. Hope you give the recipe a try. Have a delightful Thanksgiving!

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  3. Online shopping has made my life so much easier! I think it's awesome to be able to get the things you need without having to leave the house. Thanks for the recipe, it looks refreshing!

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      Can't agree more! Online shopping is a lifesaver, especially for holiday seasons.
      I've also noticed that shopping online is so much easier than lugging my 15 year old around with me :-)

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    2. Hi Elizabeth,
      Can't agree more! Online shopping is a lifesaver, especially for holiday seasons.
      I've also noticed that shopping online is so much easier than lugging my 15 year old around with me :-)

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  4. Hello, the martini sounds delicious. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

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    1. Thanks Eileen,
      Happy Thanksgiving you and your family as well.

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  5. What a festive martini recipe. A few of those and I might be buying way too many things online.

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    1. Hi Debra,
      Glad you like the recipe. I like the idea btw,that makes shopping more enjoyable.

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  6. Sounds like a good martini! this would be perfect on any occassion

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    1. That's true! I like the color as much as its taste :-) Next time, I'll decorate the glasses using red sanding sugar.

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  7. Sounds like a fun drink! Perfect for the holidays.

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    1. I'm glad you like the recipe! Delightful Holidays!

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  8. This would be a great drink for any meal ... :)
    Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner this would a definite festive drink. I will have to serve my guests this and see the outcome. Thank you for the tips!!

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    1. Hope you all will like the drink! Have a wonderful holiday season!

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  9. Sounds great, I always love martini especially on the holiday season

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    1. I hope you give it a try and enjoy the taste. Happy holidays!

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  10. I am just starting to try making drinks at home this year. This sounds like a great drink to make for the holidays!

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    1. Actually, it is fun to make drinks at home, isn't it? Wishing you and your family a enjoyable holiday season!

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  11. The older I get the more I hate to go shopping. I will do of my holiday shopping online!

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    1. Online shopping makes life easier :-) Happy shopping..Happy Holidays!

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  12. Ooo I could use a drink right about now.

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  13. This martini sounds amazing! I'm also a big online shopper, I have no time to get out to the stores.

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    1. It's good to hear that you liked the recipe. Shopping online is a life saver. Have a great holiday season and happy shopping!

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  14. I love online shopping! i like the way you think ahaha yes shopping takes time, too much time that can def be used for things like relaxing and drinking.

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    1. Isn't it? Relaxing, drinking, exercising, cooking, spending more time with your loved ones instead :-)

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  15. I love online shopping! It's so easy and convenient. I guess the only downside it making sure you're home for the deliveries as and when they come.

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    1. That's so true, Sarah. I try to follow my order with my phone.

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