Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval have your back when it comes to holidays... and when we say have your back, we mean they have your drinks. Because after all, who among us can survive crowded stores and Jingle Bells on repeat without a sip of something stiff? Our point exactly.
So, here's the deal: As you may have heard, the Vanderpump Rules couple has a hotly anticipated book of drink recipes, Fancy AF Cocktails, hitting shelves on December 3. (Preorder your copy here.) But since they know we can't wait that long to start prepping for holiday parties, the SURvers generously agreed to hand over two cocktail recipes before the book's official launch.
Since the cheeky tome offers both "trashy" and "classy" drink recipes, Tom and Ariana went ahead and gave us one of each — and we think you'll be able to guess which one is which.
First, there's the Pregame. "These are incredibly cheap to make, but they don't taste cheap," Tom spilled. "I would imagine most of this stuff is lying around your apartment now." Here's a hint: If you have McDonald's barbecue sauce packets in your junk drawer, you're in luck.
Next up, you'll find the recipe for the Self-Indulgent. "This drink is for people with a sweet tooth. We have our healthy-ish version mudslide, and this is the opposite of that," Ariana warned. "It’s a dessert in a glass." A glass with edible gold tacked on, of course.
Get your sneak peek at the recipes and badass book cover, below:
2 ounces whiskey
2 McDonald’s BBQ sauce packets
1 packet honey
1 packet sugarWater
If you only have a water bottle to mix this in, add the whiskey to the second line in the bottle and the BBQ sauce to third line. Each line denotes an ounce. Add the honey and sugar to the bottle. Fill the bottle with water until all ingredients reach the middle line. Put the cap back on. Shake vigorously. Pour over fresh ice.
Empty Water Bottle
½ ounce Goldschläger
½ ounce coffee liqueur
½ ounce Frangelico
½ ounce Baileys Irish Cream
½ ounce white chocolate liqueur
½ ounce dark chocolate liqueur
Garnish: White and dark chocolate shavings (see note)
1.In a cocktail shaker, put the Goldschläger, coffee-flavored liqueur, Frangelico, Baileys, white chocolate liqueur, and dark chocolate liqueur. Fill the remainder of the shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass.
2.Top with white and dark chocolate shavings.NoteYou can use a vegetable peeler to make chocolate shavings. You can also use a knife to shave thin shavings from a large piece of chocolate. This is a dessert drink, so the more chocolate, the better.
Goldschläger, Coffee Liqueur, Frangelico, Baileys Irish Cream, White Chocolate Liqueur, Dark Chocolate Liqueur
Cocktail Shaker, Vegetable Peeler
Excerpted from Fancy AF Cocktails© 2019 by Ariana Madix and Tom Sandoval. Photography © 2019 by Kelly Puleio. Reproduced by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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