It’s Christmas mode at our house right now. Full throttle. My favorite response to all things chaos and crazy is to get a little punchy. And, that my friends, is where this peppermint schnapps comes in.
I am going to be honest, I am laughing at my own joke right now. I had so much fun concocting this little gift. We have a few friends we have relied on since our babies were little and we have been through it all. I decided alcohol was the best and most appropriate gift for them. So, I made homemade peppermint schnapps (the recipe is from the Handmade Winter e-book) and got completely carried away making up ways to use the schnapps.
Using existing recipes I made up new, completely snarky names…Reindeer Pick-Me-Up; Mrs. Claus’ Homemade Ambien; Elf Tea and Santa’s Little secret. I know, right? Pretty funny. I mean, as a parent with a healthy sense of skepticism and humor I love adding a bit of dark edge to the whole Christmas thing. I would never transfer any of that onto my kids, their enjoyment of Christmas magic makes me so happy. But, it’s all a little nuts and I personally enjoyed thinking about how Mrs. Claus handles the season. Ya know what I mean?
I tucked the recipes into the gift bags I made earlier, tucked in a few candy canes and delivered to a few friends.
I’m secretly hoping it leads to a raucous evening or two over the school break. Happy Holidays, y’all.