Nutcracker or Christmas repertoire

Christmas is a time when everyone long for sweetness, warmth and delicacy.

Children are waiting  for gifts, and adults for a moment of peace, in which at home, by the fireplace or among the best friends, they can sit calmly with their favorite drink in hand. Well, let’s say that the version with the drink is a variant – not everyone likes alcohol evenings. But if you like having a drink… what to choose?

For me, Christmas time means a return to the classics. Traditionally, I am going to see a ballet play. Since I have a daughter, it’s usually a wonderful Nutcracker. This year, the Grand Theater of the National Opera in Warsaw gives us an opportunity to watch a beautiful production of The Nutcracker and the King of Mice in two acts with the libretto by Marius Petip. The world premiere of this work took place in 1996 at the Het Nationale Ballet in Amsterdam. This ballet is one of the most popular in the world’s canon. The Polish National Ballet performs it in a staging based on the stories E.T.A. Hoffman with the choreography of Wayne Eagling, full of unusual characters and magical landscapes. All of this, of course, to the exceptional music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
So, coming back to my memories of great ballet evening, I reach for a little Nutcracker in a glass – sweet, delicate, and of course nutty. Just the way I like it.

Nutcracker
The cocktail is served in a cocktail glass:
• 25 ml of nutty Irish whiskey
• 40 ml of Bailey’s Original cream
• 60 ml of nutty and / or almond milk
• 12.5 ml of sugar syrup
• a little chocolate dash (optional)
All ingredients with ice shake well. Pour into a glass and decorate with chocolate marschmallow.

Alternative version:
• ¾ portions of cognac
• ⅔ portion of coconut liqueur
• ⅔ portions of lemon juice
• ⅔ portions of pineapple juice
• ¼ portion of Triple Sec

Fill the boston shaker with ice. Add all ingredients. Shake and pour into a cocktail glass.

 

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