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December 24, 2011

An Old Fashioned Christmas

It’s here. Christmas Eve. As a kid I’d be close to spontaneous combustion with the sheer excitement. Would Santa bring my He-Man and Battle Cat? Would the Nintendo NES be under the tree in the morning? In my late teens and early twenties Christmas Eve was spent drinking myself to a crushing Christmas Day hangover. Sunglasses at Christmas lunch were commonplace. Now in my 30s it’s about a more refined evening of good friends, log fires, eclectic playlists and enough booze to last until New Year or Boxing Day depending how things work out.

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As Richard Hawley croons…

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It’s time to live the Don Draper fantasy… It’s Old Fashioned time.

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Blended Whisky, a sugar cube, bitters, lemon slice, orange twist and slice is all that’s required over ice and with a cherry for good measure.

For those not quite ready for the hard stuff there’s a selection of local brews. Sharps, St Austell and Skinners are common enough but the finds so far have been the beers of Keltec Brewery and Holsworthy Ales.

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As the bottles pile up it just leaves me to say have a Happy Christmas wherever you are and whatever you’re drinking.

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