Stace’s Libations – Escape From January
A new year is upon us! I’m not a huge January fan, I must admit. It’s usually one of the bleakest months of the winter for us up in Canada and this year has been no exception. We’ve had some of the coldest temperatures in 50 years over the last month which is saying something in northern Alberta. There’s not much to do other than stay inside and dream of sipping tropical drinks on the beach.
A new year, however, can make you look ahead to what life holds for the next 12 months. If you’re like most people, the last couple of years have been a bit of a travel hiatus due to restrictions and hassles from the pandemic. I’ve done a couple small trips within the country during this time but I’m used to travelling to the US or abroad at least a handful of times a year. My love affair with the city of New York had to take a backseat to sipping margaritas in the backyard. Beaches and tropical adventures were replaced with long winters and lockdowns. But before this article gets ultra depressing, there is light on the horizon! I’m going to Maui in March this year and I will move mountains to make it happen. This will be a family trip with my in-laws and I can’t wait to go and tell you all about the mishaps, misfortunes and many, many cocktails.
In the meantime, I’m bringing the beach to me by drinking the most summery, tropical and refreshing drinks I can find or create. I received some gorgeous cocktail books for Christmas which I devoured over the holidays. They are jam packed with light and delicious drinks and ideas for hosting that really inspired me. I’ve already started planning another cocktail party for February so stay tuned for that article in a few weeks. I’m going all out and cannot wait to share it with you.
The first time I had one of these, I immediately drank another one right after. That’s how good it is. I absolutely love bourbon, so it’s no surprise that I love this drink. I hope you will as well!
That’s all for this month. Keep up with my concoctions on Instagram @staceslibations