Over time I have developed intolerance to wine. I would get migraine after a glass or two. I think it started that fateful day when I had four glasses of wine then followed by two shots of tequila. I threw up all night then had a hangover the next day. That was my first bad experience with alcohol. I was 45.
Since then, when it comes to wine, I proceed with caution. I mainly use it for cooking. Liquor, on the other hand, doesn’t mess with my head. I love gin and vodka. And rum too!
This is my first attempt to mix and shoot cocktails and I’m very happy with the result. This festive drink is Delaney Mes‘ invention. Delaney is a popular personality in Wellington and Auckland. She writes for magazines and cooks on television. She has a regular recipe column on FishHead magazine.
If you want the recipe, get your copy of the December issue of FishHead. It also has recipes for festive salad and desserts. If you live outside New Zealand and is interested to get a copy, email me your postal address and I will send one to you, just because!
December 20th, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Cheers to you and Happy Christmas!
December 26th, 2013 at 8:16 PM
Cheers to you as well, Sandra. Today is Christmas so it is okay to be merry and drunk (if you don’t drive)!
December 20th, 2013 at 6:14 PM
You are too sweet to offer to send out a copy of FishHead! Seriously. I went through a stint when I couldn’t drink wine because of bad headaches. I’m back in the saddle though! Absolutely love your colorful post Dolly. Gorgeous. So nice to see some color with the grey sky overhead. Love how you incorporated all the fresh fruit, herbs and flowers. And by the looks of your gravatar photograph I am shocked to hear you were 45 with your first bad “hangover” experience. I imagine you in your 20’s now! 🙂
December 26th, 2013 at 8:20 PM
Thank you, Seana. Pictures lie. I just turned 48!
December 20th, 2013 at 11:41 PM
Your color palate is luscious and I can only imagine how wonderful it tastes. Also….nasturtiums are my favorite flower!
December 26th, 2013 at 8:22 PM
So, that yellow flower is called nasturtium. I learned something today. Thank you, Lady Mom Betty!