Hello, and Happy 2013! Thank you for being here, for reading along.
New Year's Eve, 2012...
Mini-me was having some of that all-important grandma-bonding-time, so we were free to hop on our bikes and do grown-up things. We wound our way around False Creek to enjoy some lovely Christmas Whiskey Sours with the man's nearest and dearest friends.
Velouria has a brilliant little tradition of posting a New Year's cocktail on Lovely Bicycle, which totally rocks, so I'm adopting it, too. Here's my first pick for favourite drink of the 2012 party season:
Gina's Christmas Whisky Sour
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 oz agave, or if you must, simple syrup. I like maple.
1/2 oz Drambuie
At Pour Your Poison the bartender says to shake it dry first, and then with ice, but I just shake it dry to make it foam and then pour it over ice. Gina's version of the recipe is waaaaaaaay tastier than that guy's recipe, though.
Mmm. That's all there is to say about that.
After cocktails we all headed over to the Vivo Centre, as guests of the man's lovely friends. There was a great crowd of artists and characters assembled to see out the old year and welcome in the new.
We saw old friends, met a few new... we laughed danced and drank and danced some more... we made merry till the wee hours of the morning.
I have a vague memory of a strange man licking my neck....
a handshake would have done just as well!
Other than that, it was lovely. Perfect.
That's not something every New Year can deliver.
I hope yours was all that and more, and may you find everything you are looking for in 2013!